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Fair Game -- CIA operative Valerie Plame (Watts), who is investigating the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, discovers her identity allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband (Penn) wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
Fair Game -- Clip: Joe Wilson Vs. The White House
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Wife. Mother. Spy.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Naomi Watts ... Valerie Plame
Sonya Davison ... Chanel Suit
Vanessa Chong ... Tabir Secretary #1
Anand Tiwari ... Hafiz
Stephanie Chai ... Tabir Secretary #2

Sean Penn ... Joe Wilson

Ty Burrell ... Fred

Jessica Hecht ... Sue

Norbert Leo Butz ... Steve

Rebecca Rigg ... Lisa

Brooke Smith ... Diana

Thomas McCarthy ... Jeff (as Tom McCarthy)

Ashley Gerasimovich ... Samantha Wilson
Quinn Broggy ... Trevor Wilson

Nicholas Sadler ... CIA Tour Leader

Michael Kelly ... Jack

Noah Emmerich ... Bill

Iris Bahr ... CPD Agent
Ghazil ... Minister of Mines - Niger

Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... Joe Turner (as Kristoffer Winters)

Louis Ozawa Changchien ... Nervous Analyst #1

Sean Mahon ... CIA Analyst #1
Mohamed Abdel Fatah ... Professor Badawi (as Mohamed Hanaa Abdel Fattah)
Rashmi Rao ... Kim

David Andrews ... Scooter Libby

David Denman ... Nervous Dave

Bruce McGill ... Jim Pavitt

Liraz Charhi ... Dr. Zahraa

Remy Auberjonois ... Nervous Analyst #2

Tim Griffin ... Paul

Sunil Malhotra ... Ali

Kevin Makely ... Jordan Officer #1
Mousa Al Satari ... Mukhabarat Officer

Khaled Nabawy ... Hammad
Rafat Basel ... Hammad's Son
Maysa Abdel Sattar ... Hammad's Wife
Judith Resnik ... B.U. Professor (as Judith Resnik)

Ben Mac Brown ... B.U. Student #1

Satya Bhabha ... B.U. Student #2
Nabil Koni ... Iraqi Scientist #1
Mohammad Al Sawalqa ... Iraqi Scientist #2

Jenny Maguire ... Beth

David Warshofsky ... Pete

Geoffrey Cantor ... Ari Fleischer

David Ilku ... Journalist #1

Deidre Goodwin ... Journalist #2
Donna Placido ... Journalist #3

Adam LeFevre ... Karl Rove

Brian McCormack ... Steven Hadley
James Rutledge ... Andrew Card

Tricia Munford ... Cathie Martin

Michael Goodwin ... David Addington

Nasser ... Mr. Tabir

Chet Grissom ... Dir. of CIA Operations

James Joseph O'Neil ... Internal Security Officer

Danni Lang ... Supporter #1
Jane Lee ... Supporter #2

James Moye ... Field Reporter #1

Judy Maier ... Field Reporter #2

Polly Holliday ... Diane Plame

Sam Shepard ... Sam Plame
Kola Ogundiran ... Businessman #1

Byron Utley ... Businessman #2

Anastasia Barzee ... Right Wing Reporter
Sanousi Sesay ... DC Cab Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Abrams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dominique de Villepin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Peter King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Angela Lewis ... Barista (uncredited)
Michelle E. Mancini ... Deceased soldier's daughter (uncredited)

Chris Matthews ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rebekah Paltrow Neumann ... UN Diplomat (uncredited)

Valerie Plame Wilson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Colin Powell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Ridge ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karl Rove ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Satu Runa ... Four Seasons Waitress (uncredited)
Joe Scarborough ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harry L. Seddon ... Head Paparazzo (uncredited)

Ken Sladyk ... Turkish Diplomat (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Vietnam Vet at Rally (uncredited)
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Directed by
Doug Liman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jez Butterworth (screenplay) &
John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay)

Joseph Wilson (book "The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir")

Valerie Plame Wilson (book "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House") (as Valerie Plame)

Produced by
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei .... executive producer
David Bartis .... executive producer
Jez Butterworth .... producer
Gerry Robert Byrne .... associate producer
Wesam Seif Elislam .... line producer: Egypt
Kerry Foster .... executive producer
Sean Gesell .... associate producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... line producer: additional photography
Akiva Goldsman .... producer
Anadil Hossain .... line producer: international unit
Doug Liman .... producer
Bill Pohlad .... executive producer (as William Pohlad)
Bill Pohlad .... producer (as William Pohlad)
David Sigal .... co-producer
Mari-Jo Winkler .... executive producer
Kim H. Winther .... co-producer
Janet Zucker .... producer
Jerry Zucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Powell 
 
Cinematography by
Doug Liman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Jess Gonchor 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Bird 
 
Set Decoration by
Ibrahim Khorma 
Sara Parks 
Mohammed-Karim Shehabi (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Cindy Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... makeup department head
Lisa Hazell .... hair stylist
Amanda Miller .... key hair stylist
Amanda Miller .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Mohammed Altelbany .... production manager
David Bausch .... production supervisor
Driss Benyaklef .... production supervisor: international unit
Brian Buckland .... additional production supervisor
Gerry Robert Byrne .... post-production supervisor
Sean Garrett Fogel .... assistant unit manager (as Sean Fogel)
Frank Hildebrand .... executive in charge of production
Issam M. Husseini .... production manager: Jordan
Daniel Sa'd .... assistant production manager: Jordan
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Aspromonti .... second second assistant director
Kate Bogle .... additional second assistant director
Marc Garland .... key second assistant director: pre-production photography
K.K. Hareb .... second second assistant director
Yanal Kassay .... second assistant director
Kim H. Winther .... first assistant director
Eric Yellin .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rime Al-Jabr .... scenic artist
D. Eric Allen .... art department production assistant (as Eric Allen)
Brian Buteau .... set dresser
Carl Catanese .... prop master: Washington, DC
Kyung W. Chang .... assistant art director
Eric Cheripka .... property master
Eric Fehlberg .... art production assistant
Bradd Fillmann .... property master: Los Angeles
David Scott Gagnon .... leadman
Alex Gorodetsky .... chargeman scenic artist
Edward A. Ioffreda .... graphic artist
Sana'a Jaber .... stand-by art director
Karim Kheir .... set dresser: Jordan
Jen K. Messer .... set dresser
Victor Morales .... scenic
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist
Peter Regnier .... set dresser
Jeffrey Rollins .... on-set dresser
Kathrine Rondeau .... scenic artist
David Shupp Jr. .... art department production assistant
Kelly Solomon .... art department coordinator
Nini Than .... assistant art director
Danielle Webb .... assistant set decorator
Christopher Weiser .... scenic artist
Samir Zaidan .... construction coordinator
Samir Zaidan .... scenic artist
Jae Pak .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Chefalas .... first assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Dani Fontrodona .... location adr
Michael Fowler .... adr recordist
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Falah Hannoun .... sound assistant
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Bret Johnson .... sound re-recordist
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Lisa Pinero .... sound mixer: additional photography
Paul Pouthier .... utility sound
David Raymond .... boom operator: additional photography
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Paul Tirone .... sound re-recordist
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor
Laura Vitale .... sound intern
Rabb Whitehead .... adr recordist
Zach Wrobel .... sound utility: additional photography
Lawrence Zipf .... apprentice sound editor
Alex Thong .... sound assistant: Malaysia (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Karim El Fassi .... special effects assistant
Ken Goodstein .... special effects technician
Muhannad Halawani .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Bryan Baker .... vfx editor: dive
Tim Bowman .... digital compositor
Shannan Burkley .... matte painter
Eileen Dare .... visual effects coordinator: DIVE
Joseph DiValerio .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Fernsler .... digital effects artist: DIVE
Frank Fieser .... visual effects
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects consultant: DIVE
Michael Furey .... digital compositor
Raymond Lei Jin .... matte painter (as Lei Jin)
Nick Jushchyshyn .... matchmove artist: Dive
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: Dive
Christina Mitrotti .... visual effects
Anton Moss .... digital effects artist: DIVE
Robert Pyle .... technical support: DIVE
Ruben Rodas .... paint/roto artist: Dive
Crystle Schrecengost .... paint/roto artist
Peter Sidoriak .... digital compositor
Tom Williamson .... digital compositor
Max Gabl .... matte artist (uncredited)
Ed Mendez .... digital effects supervisor: Dive (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Anthony Vincent .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Agredo .... dolly grip
Robby Baumgartner .... camera operator (as Robert Baumgartner)
Robby Baumgartner .... director of photography: second unit (as Robert Baumgartner)
Robby Baumgartner .... lighting camera (as Robert Baumgartner)
Kevin L. Bright .... dolly grip
Terrence Laron Burke .... grip
J. Eric Camp .... digital imaging technician: red camera
Howard J. Cournoyer .... best boy rigging gaffer
Chris Del Sordo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christopher DelSordo .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nick Demas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Pedro Diez .... grip
David Elwell .... lighting technician
Francisco Escobar .... specific segments
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Robert K. Feldmann .... grip
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Adam Hall .... company grip
Malek Haneen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Hensel .... rigging grip
Ezz Isleem .... best boy: Second unit
Bob Izzo .... best boy grip
Scott Kincaid .... best boy electric
Nicholas Laviola .... camera intern
Doug Liman .... camera operator
Christian May .... electrician
Charles Meere III .... rigging gaffer: New York
Osama Namrouqa .... gaffer: second unit
Paul Niccolls .... grip
Alexander J. Nobbs .... 24frame video operator
Rupert Power .... steadicam operator
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... grip
Marwan Saber .... first camera assistant/focus puller: "b" camera (Egypt Shoot )
Kevin Smyth .... grip
Robert Vuolo .... electrician
Michael Wacks .... rigging electric
Treva Wurmfeld .... set videographer
Stephanie Zimmer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Bader Alami .... casting assistant
Lara Atalla .... casting
Tineka Becker .... casting associate
Kathryn Calogero .... casting assistant
Ronen Gevint .... background casting associate
Tricia Homer .... additional casting
Tess Joseph .... casting: india
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gina Battoglia .... costume production assistant
Sarah Mae Burton .... costume coordinator
Jody Felz .... costumer
Linda Giammarese .... additional set costumer
Felicity Gifford .... set costumer
Karma Hijjawi .... wardrobe supervisor
Alethea McElroy .... set costumer
Hilary Niederer .... assistant costume designer: international unit
Remy Pearce .... costume shopper
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
Lydia Popper .... costume production assistant
Laura Sewrey .... assistant costume designer
Wade Sullivan .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Johnny Adams .... digital lab
Milan Boncich .... colorist
Julie Carr .... first assistant editor
Josh Chertoff .... editorial assistant
Peter Frelik .... assistant editor
Jim Geduldick .... digital intermediate editor
Kevin Kaim .... digital lab
Saar Klein .... additional editor
Megan Marquis .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Megan Milnes)
Chris Massi .... editorial assistant
Jason Matthews .... post-production technician
Jeremiah O'Driscoll .... additional editor
Benjamin Moses Smith .... digital intermediate conform editor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Barrett .... assistant scoring engineer
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor
Beth Caucci .... sound programmer
Chris Clad .... violin
Germaine Franco .... orchestrator
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor
Paul Katz .... music consultant
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Michael John Mollo .... additional music arranger
Michael John Mollo .... music programmer
Michael John Mollo .... orchestrator: midi
Paul Mounsey .... composer: additional music
Jessica Neilson .... music coordinator
John Ashton Thomas .... orchestrator
John Traunwieser .... score production assistant
Jessica Wells .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Robin Monaghan .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain
Thomas Reilly .... transportation co-captain
Scott Roth .... driver
 
Other crew
Mervat Aksoy .... assistant production coordinator
Jamal Al Adwan .... assistant location manager
Diala Al Raie .... production coordinator
Fajer Al-Kaisi .... adr voice
Joe Alexander .... stand in/photo double: Sean Penn
Lisa Anzelmo .... stand-in/double: Naomi Watts
Ahmad Atawneh .... production assistant
Lauren Barnhart .... assistant: Naomi Watts
Laura Berning .... location scout
Frederick P. Bimbler .... legal counsel
Frederick P. Bimbler .... production legal services
Susan H. Bodine .... production legal services
Kate Bogle .... production assistant
Ed Borgerding .... production executive: Imagenation Abu Dhabi
Karen Brady .... location assistant
Grace Breton-Nikol .... assistant to directors (as Grace Breton)
Stefan Brunner .... production executive: Imagenation Abu Dhabi
Nathan Buffaloe .... additional production assistant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production legal services
Ronald L. Carr .... location manager: additional photography
Yara Caubet .... production assistant
James Coker .... production assistant
Ryan Coleman .... unit production assistant
John Como .... stock footage clearance
Kyle David Crosby .... field coordinator: DC
Betsy Custer .... international production liaison
Paul De Cham .... post facilities manager
Shannon Dennard .... location scout
Genevieve Tanya Detering .... director's on-set assistant
Felicity Donarski .... accounting executive
Jesse Durell .... production assistant
Todd Feaser .... set production assistant
Robert L. Fiks .... location assistant
Alex Finch .... key production assistant
Matt Flanders .... location scout
Amanda Foley .... assistant location manager
Brian Friedman .... assistant post-production accountant
Ed Gately .... production assistant
Travis Gerdes .... production secretary
Shellie Gillespie .... first assist accountant
Nicholas Glekas .... assistant location manager
Hayden Goldblatt .... production legal services
Matthew Goodwin .... set production assistant
Morgan Green .... intern
George Grenier Jr. .... crafty
Elizabeth Hanley .... post accountant
Maha Hanna .... production accountant
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Naomi Watts
Sean Hogan .... production accountant
Hannah Hoover .... set production assistant
Morgan Howard .... payroll accountant
Jason Kadlec .... location scout
Betsy Kelly .... production assistant: second unit
Erin Kennedy .... production intern
Fuad Khalil .... production consultant
Joanna Klein .... location coordinator
Rich Koski .... production assistant
Ginger Ingram LaBella .... production assistant
Harry Lapham .... production assistant
Wellington Lee .... location scout
Christopher LeStrange .... location assistant
Rebecca Lindsey .... set production assistant
Anthony Lote .... production assistant
Craig MacNee .... assistant to director
Sharif Majali .... location manager
Jolynn Martin .... assistant to Mr. Pohlad
Brendan McCarthy .... production assistant
Spencer McCormick .... production assistant
Angie Miller .... business affairs coordinator
Kip Myers .... location manager
Stuart Neumann .... location manager: los angeles
Elizabeth Neveu .... production assistant
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... assistant location manager
Leda Nornang .... production coordinator
Kerry O'Brien .... production assistant: New York
Lauren A. Oliver .... clearance and product placement
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Wael Omar .... unit production liaison: Egypt
Nagham Osman .... production coordinator: Egypt unit
Jennifer Pabley .... production liaison: international unit
Daniel Pollack .... location scout
Matthew F. Preston .... assistant production coordinator
Elisa Pugliese .... supervisor: plate unit
Jason Quimby .... key production assistant
Buck P.B.D. Rodgers .... production assistant
Frank Rossi .... acting coach
Rosemary Rotondi .... research
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Jan Hopper Sanders .... script supervisor: DC unit
Josh Sathre .... production assistant: additional photography
Ashish Sehgal .... production assistant: international unit
Yahia Shaheen .... set production assistant
Jessica Smith .... production coordinator
Scott Sousa .... production assistant (uncredited)
Abbey Taylor .... production assistant
Mike Trainor .... production assistant
Daniela Tully .... vp of development: imagenation abu dhabi
Christopher H. Warner .... production supervisor: additional photography
Richard W. Welch .... set production assistant: Los Angeles
Ken Wharton .... stand-in: Actor Norbett Leo Butz
Jasmine Yniguez .... production secretary: additional photography
Kyle Campbell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alison Li .... production intern (uncredited)
Kala Mandrake .... researcher (uncredited)
Peggy Pridemore .... location manager: Washington: DC (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some language
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Germany:12 | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A (cinema rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46080)
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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:
Factual errors: When Joe Wilson arrives at the Niger Republic, the registration plates are written in Arabic ( filmed in Egypt), where in Niger it would be written in French.See more »
Quotes:
[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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61 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
Political Identity, 9 December 2010
Author: jonnyhavey from United States

"Fair Game" is a film directed by Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") based on the memoir "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House" by Valerie Plame. Sean Penn is back after taking a two-year acting break since his second Best Acting Oscar for "Milk" in 2008. He plays the character of Politician Joe Wilson alongside Naomi Watts' portrayal of CIA agent Valerie Plame. Together these two tell the true story behind the weapons of mass destruction scare in 2002 and 2003 in Iraq that ultimately lead the United States to war. Valerie Plame is in the middle of the investigation of WMDs in Iraq. In order to learn more about the possible WMDs the government has Valerie's husband Joe travel as an ambassador to Niger in order to get information about the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq. Joe learns that there is not going to be a sale but the government twists the story. After viewing the State of the Union Address Joe Wilson decides to write an article in the New York Times stating the truth behind what he found in Niger challenging the White House directly. In response, the government declassifies Valerie's status as a CIA agent making her "Fair Game" and putting her directly in the public eye in order to bring shame to her husband and her family. This sparks a fire within Joe to fight the White House, but also begins to tear him and his wife apart.

"Fair Game" allows Naomi Watts and Sean Penn to let loose and take over the screen with their acting talents. Watts doe a very good job with her role portrayal of hard shelled Valerie Plame. She is able to create the stubborn exterior of Plame while showing her emotional side deep within. Congratulations is in order for her being able to stand out while on screen with Hollywood superstar and Academy favorite Sean Penn. All of the talk about the film has been directed towards Watts as Oscar season approaches, but it would be no surprise if Penn receives an Oscar birth as well. He is phenomenal in the film creating a very unique character breaking through the clichés that could have been. Both of these actors are able to give the film heart and show the strength that the couple had in order to fight the corrupt government sector leading to the fall of Scooter Libby.

The film is slow to start as the back story is built however, while the characters of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson are developed completely all of the other characters seem to be left behind. They come off as just walking through the motions making it very hard to connect and differentiate between them. This can be attributed to one of two things. Either the acting is less than adequate, or there are so many characters that Watts interacts with at the CIA it are hard to put a name with any of the faces.

"Fair Game" is a political thriller that needed to be made. However, it is your job as the audience to reach out and see it because of its limited film release. Go see it now in order to learn about the story and note that a Best Picture Oscar nomination may be waiting for this dark horse of this year's award season.

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