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Fair Game (2010)

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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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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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3 December 2010 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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CAD 94,782 (Canada) (7 November 2010)

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$9,528,092 (USA) (13 February 2011)
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Producer Bill Pohlad said: "I read the script and found it really compelling. At [production house] River Road, we try to avoid things that are too timely and focus on stories we think will stand the test of time. At first, given the topic, there was some concern about the current events aspect of the subject. When I read the script I realized it transcended that. What happens to Valerie and Joe [Valerie Plame Wilson and Joseph Wilson] on a personal level is universal. We all agreed that the political nature of this film was secondary to that." See more »

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Despite the fact the he speaks some Iraqi slang words, Hamad (Dr. Zahra Brother) is supposed to be Iraqi, but he clearly speaks an Egyptian accent. See more »

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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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Fact, fiction and vice versa
4 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An outrageous act that the perpetrators managed to get away with it, in fact this particular perpetrators got away with more than anyone in recent history. Scooter Libby, guilty as hell himself became the protective shield of the Vice President. We all know that, so how is it possible that nothing has been done about it? Joe Wilson and Valerie Plane are the attractive protagonists of this thriller that looks and feels like a work of fiction. They are played by the wonderful Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, although the hand held camera and the digital thing worked against them, She looks as if suffering from some kind of skin ailment. David Andrews is great as Scooter Libby. Horrid. The director, however, should have been the Costa Gavras of "Z" or "State Of Siege" Fair Game doesn't go deep enough. If you don't know about it, you'll be very confused and won't be as outraged as one should be. I followed the outraged as it played on the Cable News networks, in the papers and on line, that's why I wanted more from the film but I'm glad it was made and I hope it tickles the curiosity of the naturally indifferent to awaken a truly patriotic sense of disgust.


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