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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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Mike Krause
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Young Orlov
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Secretary of Defense
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Russian President Matveyev
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Storyline

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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Edwin A. Salt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,243, 25 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,311,368, 24 October 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,503,304, 13 February 2011
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2.35 : 1
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The compound that Salt makes in the interrogation room, just before the tactical team attempts to gas her while she's still in the CIA office building, is a mixture of ammonia and iodine. This makes ammonium triiodide, a very sensitive contact explosive, but only when the brown precipitate is completely dry. The mixture forms a brown paste that dries into crystalline form. Any pressure on the crystals will trigger them to explode, even a breath of air can set them off. See more »

Goofs

In the Theatrical Release, the President is unconscious, not dead, in the bunker. Upon regaining consciousness, the President certainly would have revealed Agent Winter, and not Agent Salt, as the culprit. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Anonymous Assassin (2016) See more »

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Grande Pièce Symphonique Op. 17 No. 2
Written by César Franck
Performed by William K. Trafka
Courtesy of Zarex Corporation/Pro Organo
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Jolie plays Bourne
27 March 2011 | by 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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