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Nothing But the Truth -- Reporter Rachel Armstrong (Beckinsale) is handed a jail sentence for refusing to name her source, a covert CIA operative, for her article on a American missile attack against Venezuela.
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Writer (WGA):
Rod Lurie (written by)
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Release Date:
29 July 2009 (Philippines) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't Reveal the Source
Plot:
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kate Beckinsale ... Rachel Armstrong

Matt Dillon ... Patton Dubois

Angela Bassett ... Bonnie Benjamin

Alan Alda ... Albert Burnside

Vera Farmiga ... Erica Van Doren

David Schwimmer ... Ray Armstrong

Courtney B. Vance ... Agent O'Hara

Noah Wyle ... Avril Aaronson
Floyd Abrams ... Judge Hall

Preston Bailey ... Timmy Armstrong

Kristen Bough ... Allison Van Doren

Julie Ann Emery ... Agent Boyd

Robert Harvey ... Warden

Michael O'Neill ... CIA Director

Kristen Shaw ... Angel

Angelica Page ... Molly Meyers (as Angelica Torn)

Jamey Sheridan ... Oscar Van Doren
Pamela Jones ... Guard Washington
Jennifer McCoy ... Jesse
David Bridgewater ... Riggens

Jenny Odle Madden ... Olivia

Rod Lurie ... Larry
Janie Paris ... Editor #2
Jim Palmer ... Editor #3

Clay Chamberlin ... Editor #4
Joseph Murphy ... Bloomington

Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Teacher
Scott Williamson ... President Lyman

Dan Abrams ... Himself
Elizabeth Anne Wilson ... Producer

Jon W. Sparks ... Rumpled Man (as Jon Sparks)

Erin Dangler ... Gretchen Monroe
Randall Hartzog ... Principal
Craig Wright ... Male Guard
Phil Darius Wallace ... FBI Agent Coddington

Kelly Holleman ... Clerk (Sun Times)

Allen O. Battle III ... Gentleman (as Allen Overton Battle III)
Teri Itkin ... Miss Potter
Angie Gilbert ... Trustee
Antonio Morton ... Deputy
Blake Brooks ... Intern
Carol Russell-Woloshin ... Waitress (as Carol Russell)

Verda Davenport ... Police Clerk (as Verda Davenport Booher)
Robert P. Campbell ... Polygraphist
Michael Detroit ... David
Jeffrey W. Bailey ... AUSA
Garnet Brooks ... Secret Service Agent
William J. Immerman ... Chief Justice
D'Army Bailey ... Supreme Court Judge
Lowell Perry ... Federal Marshall

Merle Dandridge ... Celia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Buchanan ... Photographer (uncredited)
T.J. Cates ... Lawyer #2 (uncredited)

MaConnia Chesser ... Inmate (uncredited)
Brian Crider ... Reporter (uncredited)
Shannon Daulton ... Extra (uncredited)
Josh Driver ... Juror (uncredited)

Geoff Falk ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Angela Feild ... Inmate (uncredited)

Katie Groshong ... Sandy (uncredited)

Laurie Johnson ... Grand Juror (uncredited)

Wendell Kinney ... Chef (uncredited)
Donald Meyers ... Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Jon Ruffiner ... Guard (uncredited)

Christian Walker ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Emily Williams ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Darius Willis ... Guard #1 (uncredited)
R. Elkins Wright ... Prison Visitor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rod Lurie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rod Lurie (written by)

Produced by
Dennis Brown .... executive producer
Marc Frydman .... producer
David Glasser .... executive producer (as David C. Glasser)
William J. Immerman .... executive producer
Rod Lurie .... producer
James Spies .... executive producer
Bob Yari .... producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Boyd 
 
Casting by
Mary Jo Slater 
 
Production Design by
Eloise Crane Stammerjohn  (as Eloise Stammerjohn)
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
 
Makeup Department
Gloria Belz .... makeup department head
Joy Truly Brown .... assistant hair stylist
Janice Byrd .... hair department head (as Janice M. Byrd)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair department head: Los Angeles
Paula Pearcy .... assistant makeup artist
Randy Stodghill .... hair stylist: Ms. Bassett
Vasilios Tanis .... makeup artist: Ms. Beckinsale and Ms. Bassett
Vasilios Tanis .... makeup department head: Los Angeles
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist: Los Angeles (as Alicia Tripi)
 
Production Management
Ed Cathell III .... unit production manager
Buddy Enright .... executive in charge of production
Jill Greenblatt .... post-production manager
Shana Fischer Huber .... post-production supervisor
Linda L. Miller .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Goldthwait .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
John Greenway .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director
Scott Rorie .... second second assistant director
Annie Simons .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
 
Art Department
Sharon Bicks .... set dresser
Rachel Boulden .... art department coordinator
Rachel Boulden .... art department coordinator
Darian Corley .... property master
Will E. Drummond .... set dresser
Andrew Dunlap .... art department assistant
Jim Eikner .... propmaker
Tommy Gilbert .... set dresser
Alexander Gordon .... art department assistant
Frank Gray III .... assistant property master
Darcy Healy .... leadman
Frank Hendrick .... leadman
Dane Moore .... construction coordinator
Spencer H. Register .... set dresser (as Spencer Register)
Chelsey Staggs .... art department assistant
Eric Brice Swartz .... lead scenic artist (as Eric Swartz)
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Kerry Ann Carmean .... foley editor (as Kerry Carmean)
Krissopher Chevannes .... adr recordist
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andrew D'Addario)
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital audio assistant
Don Givens .... foley mixer
Glynna Grimala .... dialogue editor
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor
Xavier Horan .... first assistant sound editor
James B. Howe .... foley mixer (as James Howe)
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Anna MacKenzie .... supervising sound editor
Jay Meagher .... sound mixer
Michelle Pazer .... adr editor
Randy Pease .... boom operator
Lisa Pinero .... sound mixer: additional photography
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... special effects assistant (as Amanda Nichol Paller)
 
Visual Effects by
Chad E. Beck .... visual effects post supervisor
Eddie Bonin .... visual effects coordinator
Jon Craig .... digital compositor
Adam Ealovega .... compositing supervisor
Meliza Fermin .... digital compositor
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor
Kristin Johnson .... matte painter
Daniel Kumiega .... 3D artist
Daniel Kumiega .... visual effects
Al Lopez .... 3D supervisor
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositor (as Chris Martin)
Curt Miller .... visual effects supervisor
Reid Paul .... visual effects producer
Scott Ramsey .... digital supervisor
Scott Ramsey .... visual effects producer
Jon Rhinehardt .... rotoscope artist
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Cedric Tomacruz .... matte painter
Ryan Wieber .... rotoscope artist (as Ryan Weiber)
Jon Rhinehardt .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shelly Gene Latane Alexin .... stunts
Mitch Herron .... utility stunts
Max Maxwell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Budd .... grip
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera
Alicia 'Red' Burnett .... lamp operator (as Alicia Burnett)
Snake Burnett .... rigging grip
Fred Cooper .... dolly grip
Christopher Crowther .... electrician
Courtney Drewes .... second assistant camera (as Courtney Drewes-Jones)
Robert Duke .... dolly grip
Tracy Facelli .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Scott Friedland .... rigging key grip
Christian Hawkins .... lamp operator
Josh Jacobs .... grip
Kevin Janicelli .... gaffer
Tony Jenzano .... video assist
Peter Koola .... best boy electric
Josh Malloy .... grip
Kevin B. May .... generator operator
David Mellow .... first assistant camera
Joshua Miller .... grip
Dale Robinette .... additional still photographer
Scott Satterfield .... best boy grip
Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury .... film loader
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ernie Wann .... company electrician
Darryl Wilson .... key grip
Steve Wolfe .... assistant camera: additional photography
James Young .... lamp operator
 
Casting Department
Daniel Campbell .... location casting assistant
Kate Carlin .... adr voice casting
Judy Henderson .... casting: New York
Sarah Tackett .... location casting
Abby Elzemeyer .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Adducci .... costume assistant (as Jessica Powers)
Sona Amroyan .... head seamstress
Jim Alan Cook .... set costumer
Rachel Greene .... wardrobe supervisor
Erika Lilienthal .... costume assistant
Annie Pemberton .... costume assistant
Marissa Pincus .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dan Aguilar .... digital intermediate editor
Gareth Cook .... colorist
David Feldman .... digital intermediate producer
Ben Hasler .... post-production coordinator
Mara Safransky .... first assistant editor
Mark Skowronski .... digital intermediate producer
Leroy Wolf .... color timer
 
Music Department
Carli Barber .... music editor
Kevin J. Edelman .... music supervisor (as Kevin Edelman)
Richard Glasser .... executive in charge of music
Larry Groupé .... musician: piano
Matthew Nichols .... composer: additional music
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Scott Van Dutton .... score recordist
Yao Zhao .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Nalla Black .... driver
Drew Clarke .... driver: cast
Monte Emery .... picture car coordinator
Bob Foster .... transportation coordinator
Riley Ordoyne .... transportation captain
Darwin Witte .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Leslie Adler .... assistant: Mr. Wyle
Jeff L. Anderson .... production coordinator
Anthony Beaudoin .... production financing provided by
Elizabeth A. Bell .... senior vice president: general counsel
Stuart Burkin .... executive in charge of post
Jean Chemay .... assistant: Mr. Alda
Delia Circelli .... production coordinator: Los Angeles Unit
Patty Covarrubias .... assistant: Mr. Schwimmer
James de Gallegos .... production financing provided by
Josh Driver .... stand-in
Farnaz Fahid .... assistant: Mr. Glasser
Farnaz Fahid .... chief creative officer: Yari Film Group
Jan Falk .... stand-in
Kevin Fink .... assistant: Mr. Glasser
Jennifer Fowler .... production secretary
E.J. Friedman .... production assistant
Kelly Hoover Greenway .... assistant production office coordinator (as Kelly Hoover)
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor: Los Angeles (as Adrienne Hamalian)
J.T. Harrell .... production assistant
Tracy Jackson .... assistant: Ms. Bassett
Karla Jones .... production secretary
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Martin Lane .... location manager
Elizabeth Maxwell .... craft service
Kim McCray .... set production assistant
Marguerite Mello .... assistant: Mr. Glasser
Donald Meyers .... stand in: Alan Alda
Julie Milstead .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Malee Nerenhausen .... production executive
Monica Pacheco .... assistant: Mr. Brown
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
Erik Proveaux .... caterer
Michelle Reed .... assistant: Mr. Immerman
Christine Richardson .... publicist
Astrid Rodriguez .... assistant: Mr. Dillon
Robert Saba .... assistant location manager
Kimberly Simpson .... assistant: Elizabeth A. Bell
Skye Stolnitz .... assistant: Linda L. Miller
Tiffany Thomas .... first assistant accountant
Natalie Torres .... assistant: Ms. Beckinsale
Matt Varosky .... assistant: Mr. Frydman
C.J. Vranca .... business affairs/legal
Darius Wadia .... assistant: Mr. Lurie
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor
R. Elkins Wright .... stand-in: Jamey Sheridan
R. Elkins Wright .... stand-in: Robert Harvey
Diego Daniel Pardo .... dialect coach: Mr. Dillon (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Anthony Alexander .... special thanks
Phil Bredesen .... special thanks
Steve Cohen .... special thanks (as The Honorable Steve Cohen)
Bernice B. Donald .... special thanks
Larry Godwin .... special thanks (as Director Larry Godwin)
Thomas M. Gould .... special thanks
Sherman Greer .... special thanks
Willie Herenton .... special thanks (as Willie W. Herenton)
Terry G. Jones .... special thanks (as The Honorable Terry G. Jones)
Mark Luttrell .... special thanks (as Sheriff Mark Luttrell)
Nathan Lux .... special thanks
Andrew Tabor .... special thanks
A.C. Wharton .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Source of a Leaker" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual material and a scene of violence
Runtime:
108 min | Canada:108 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The plot loosely incorporates the real-life drama of former CIA agent Valerie Plame and New York Times writer Judith Miller (who served 85 days in jail on the same charges).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Numerous times, Rachael is referred to as "Miss Armstrong", but since she's married, the correct title is "Mrs."See more »
Quotes:
Dubois:Now for some reason, you don't reveal your source, you'll be held in contempt. And that means jail time. And we're not talking about some sort of a Martha Stewart cell with a butler nonsense.See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
History versus Harbingers, 2 May 2009
Author: gradyharp from United States

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH does what the newspapers have basically stopped doing: it focuses on issues that affect the nation from the very top of the government down, revealing the machinations of behind the scenes secrecy that could break the Bill of Rights into pieces. In many ways it is a horror movie, if the story line of the film 'based on a real incident' examined in such a carefully realized way is unknown to many viewers Yes, movies are movies and need to alter names and places and events to create a dramatic effect, but the story here is one that needs diligent attention as we continue to re-evaluate the dense and covered shadows that remain from the last administration.

An attempted assassination of the President too quickly leads to naming Venezuela as perpetrator and under the guise of 'national security' that country is placed as the target for a possible preemptive war (sound familiar?). Cover-up begins and an undercover CIA operative is disclosed by a gutsy female reporter whose story is so important that it suggests the possibility of being in line for a Pulitzer Prize. But the government doesn't want the truth to leak and the reporter is eventually jailed and imprisoned for refusing to reveal her source of the story. The ending of the film is indeed terrifying.

The well selected cast includes Kate Beckinsale as the brave reporter, Vera Farminga as the outed CIA operative, David Schwimmer as Beckinsale's frightened husband, Matt Dillon as the government henchman assigned to get Beckinsale to reveal her source and Alan Alda as the lawyer who supports Beckinsale's stance (his speech before the Supreme Court will be remembered as some of the finest and most gripping writing in years). Others in strong supporting roles include Angela Bassett, Noah Wylie, and Floyd Abrams.

Sam Lurie wrote and directed this engrossing film with the good sense to not hammer the audience over the head with the fairly obvious comparisons to the shenanigans of the Bush/Cheney administration, leaving the evidence in plain sight that when the President decides what can and can't be known to the public - in the name of 'homeland security' - our constitutional rights and even our democratic form of government is at stake. This is a fine movie, beautifully acted, and SHOULD be seen by everyone. Grady Harp

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