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Salt (2010)

 -  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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The continuing adventures of CIA agent Evelyn Salt.

Stars: Angelina Jolie
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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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cia | russian | on the run | russian spy | spy | See more »

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Don't Trust Salt. See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Edwin A. Salt  »

Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,166,715 (UK) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

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

When Orlov sees Salt's CIA history on his hand held device, it foreshadows many of the skills she will need throughout the film. He reads:

Salt, Evelyn Russian External Operations CIA - Central Asia Division

Position: Covert Operations Division: Russia Security Clearance: Level 1

INTERNAL RECORD Current Cover: Vice President of Product & Development, Rink Petroleum Deniability: No agency cover. Capture in Foreign Territory (Hostile or Friendly) Carries Government/CIA Disavowal By United States

Special Skills: Close Quarter Combat; Applied Explosive Technique; Rapid Assault; Counter Surveillance; Driving Technique; Covert Communications; Military Free Fall Parachuting; Edged Weapons; Precise Application of Lethal Force; Unarmed Combat; Threat Elimination

Commendations: Received the Intelligence Medal for an Act or Achievement significantly Above Normal Duties, Resulting in an Important Contribution to the Mission of the Agency. Recipient of the Featherstone Grant for Outstanding Post Graduate Work in Russian History and Literature. Nationally rated chess player. Black belt in Taekwondo at age 16. Parents killed in car accident, December 24, 1988. After release from North Korea, married German National Michael Krause. Guardian died March 23, 2002.

The "Distinguished Intelligence Medal" as worded is real. There is no public record of a CIA-given "Featherstone Grant". See more »

Goofs

As the helicopter at the end passes by the Washington Monument, we see the Ellipse and White House to its upper right. The film is reversed, as from south of the Monument the Ellipse and White House should appear to its upper left. 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.
Interrogation Tech: You are a spy!
Evelyn Salt: I'm not a spy. Please let me go home.
Interrogation Tech: 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!
Interrogation Tech: 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 Breakfast: Episode dated 17 August 2010 (2010) See more »

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In Paradisum from Requiem Op. 48
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by The Oxford Schola Cantorum and Camerata
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Good Action Flick
27 August 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Many reviewers here have stated that this movie isn't realistic because 'Salt doesn't get bruised enough' or 'no one her size could...' Have these people ever been to an action movie before? NO ACTION MOVIE IS REALISTIC. They are all written to be over-the-top because that's what makes them entertaining. We suspend disbelief to enter the world of the action-hero (or heroine) and we go along for the thrilling ride that is sometimes so over-the-top it's ridiculous! But that's what makes it fun. If action movies were realistic, they would be slow and boring. This movie does not cross the line anymore than any other action movie.

Salt delivers exactly what is promised -- a solid 100 minutes of action. It keeps you watching, it keeps you guessing (even when it turns out you were right in some cases), and it entertains from start to finish. If you like the action movie genre, chances are you will enjoy this movie.

As for the reviewers who criticized the way Russians are portrayed, the action genre plays to comic book-like caricatures. The villains are no more realistic than the heroine! This isn't a documentary!

If you like action movies, give Salt a go. Angelina won't disappoint.


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