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There is a scene in the movie where Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) is given a lie detector test because the CIA suspects that she leaked her own identity. Rod Lurie brought in a real life polygraphist to polygraph her for the scene. He asked her if her name was Erica Van Doren and if she worked for the CIA. After the scene was over the polygraphist called Lurie over to tell him that Farmiga beat the polygraph test because the machine said that she was telling the truth.
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). Valerie Plame's story was eventually adapted into a feature film starring Naomi Watts in Fair Game (2010).
Due to The Yari Film Group (the film's distributor) filing a Chapter 11 protection (Bankruptcy Code), the film was never given a theatrical release outside of Los Angeles and New York.
According to Roger Ebert, Matt Dillon said that he played his role as if he were the good guy rather than the antagonist.
Floyd Abrams, who plays the judge in the film and is also credited as technical advisor, is a real-life attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), for which he has litigated cases raising issues of First Amendment rights and national security similar to those at the heart of the film's plot.
Rod Lurie's previous film Resurrecting the Champ (2007) also dealt with a journalist seeking a big story and trying to get the Pulitzer Prize. Both films were also influenced by true events.
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Alan Alda had previously acted in Rod Lurie's earlier film Resurrecting the Champ (2007). Not only are both films based on true stories, but they also deal with the issues of journalism, family vs. work, and identity.
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David Schwimmer's first dramatic acting since Band of Brothers (2001).
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Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga who worked together on this film have both played love interests opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. The films were The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006), both directed by Martin Scorsese.
David Schwimmer plays a character who is romantically involved with a woman named Rachel, just like his iconic character on _Friends (1994) (TV)_.
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