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Salt (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  23 July 2010 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edwin A. Salt  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut) | (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Salt is named for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (S.A.L.T.). The talks, in 1969 and 1979, were between USA and Soviet Union during the Cold War. See more »


Near the final scene, Salt spots a yellow crescent-shaped area with a handle on the door of the UH-60 Blackhawk. She then uses that handle to jettison the cargo door and escape the helicopter. In fact, the handle shown jettisons the windows from the door making two 36x36 inch openings. There is no way to jettison the entire door. See more »


[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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Written by David Palmer and Chuck Kentis
Performed by DEKODER
By Arrangement with Coda Music
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User Reviews

Jolie plays Bourne
27 March 2011 | by (Vegas USSA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this flick - it's a satisfying thriller with nonstop action, and Jolie does it proud. I would like to say that I'm surprised by all the negative reviews, all of which seem to take offense at the various "illogical" and "unrealistic" aspects of the film. These same folks no doubt LOVE films like Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, films of the fairy tale genre with license to dismiss realism altogether. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But it is too bad they can't appreciate a fine little thriller like this that just fudges with reality a bit. Almost every James Bond film was at least as silly as this film, but I loved all them too, as did most of the world. Maybe these picky folks are just a bunch of chauvinistic men and jealous women. I say let them eat cake.

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