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A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

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Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? Written by garykmcd

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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23 July 2010 (USA)  »

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Edwin A. Salt  »

Box Office

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,011,243 (USA) (23 July 2010)

Gross:

$118,311,368 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

The Taser model that Salt uses to "steer" the police officer is capable of only three shots before reloading, but Salt fires it many more times to make the officer press on the gas pedal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evelyn Salt: [being dragged out and tied down] Please let me go home. Please, I'm not who you think I am. I'm really not who you think I am. Please. Please, I'm not a spy.
North Korean Torturer: You are a spy!
Evelyn Salt: I'm not a spy. Please let me go home.
North Korean Torturer: Try again.
Evelyn Salt: I am not a spy! I am a business woman. I work for Rink Petroleum and Gas. Please call them. I work for Rink Petroleum!
North Korean Torturer: You are here to sabotage our nuclear ambitions. Yes?
Evelyn Salt: [water tube being forced into her mouth] I am not a spy! I am not a spy!
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Zarya
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Arranged by Irina Mikhailova
Performed by Irina Mikhailova and Hans Christian
Courtesy of Well-Tempered Productions
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Best not to think about it
15 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fast paced, interesting movie that has many twists and turns, most of them that you won't see coming. Angelina Jolie has never looked more confident and beautiful, and some of the ideas in the script are almost brilliant.

I say almost, because the more you think about this movie after-wards, the more highly improbable, and less intelligent, this movie seems. And, it only seems to get worse as the movie goes on, requiring the characters to do more improbable things as the movie moves towards the end.

I'd say that any of the Tom Clancy films, or even the Mission Impossible films, give you a better experience than Salt.


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