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CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

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Anand Tiwari ...
Hafiz
Stephanie Chai ...
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Fred
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Sue
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Steve
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Lisa
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Diana
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Jeff (as Tom McCarthy)
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Samantha Wilson
Quinn Broggy ...
Trevor Wilson
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CIA Tour Leader
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Storyline

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Written by anonymous

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Wife. Mother. Spy.


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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 December 2010 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Untitled Plame and Wilson Biopic  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£304,297 (UK) (11 March 2011)

Gross:

£304,297 (UK) (11 March 2011)
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Trivia

A very distinctive ornamental mask carving can be seen on the kitchen door frame next to 'Joe Wilson' as he leans against it during an argument with 'Valerie Plame'. It is visible immediately after Plame's "Where does all this get us?" line. This is a Barong mask. The Barong is a Balinese mythological hero, the king of spirits, fighting the eternal battle against evil. This mask can be seen again as Wilson watches the TV news report of the 'Scooter Libby' conviction. See more »

Goofs

Joe Wilson is portrayed as removing his shoes before passing through airport security. This was not standard practice until 2003, however expensive shoes with a metal reinforcing in the sole have always set off metal detectors and therefore he did so voluntarily. See more »

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[first lines]
Valerie Plame: Jessica McDowell, Gnosos Chemicals.
Tabir Secretary #1: When do you leave for Kuala Lumpur, Miss McDowell?
Valerie Plame: I fly to Taiwan Tuesday, then back to Düsseldorf.
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In the closing credits, the last names of some of the characters are obscured. See more »

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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ilham al-Madfai
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War and Spin ... then the result?
11 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

War. Media. Spin. Economics.

We must be reminded that the media is a scathing dog, a venomous snarler that can be fighting for you or against you. The witnesses to this battle of info-rage get brainwashed, we get brainwashed, and become the court of public opinion.

While the movie does not address the reasons the war was started, it brilliantly displays how official bullshit can be thrown over us like a comforting shroud, and that shroud can stimulate our anger as well as justify our anger.

Brilliantly performed by Sean Penn and the beautiful Naomi Watts. I am humbled by their talent and dedication. I am humored by the desperate IMDb rants of those whom still think the war was a 'good' thing - I say to you ranters, wake up for your own good :)

Governments lie, don't forget it.


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