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A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Madylyn
Greg Trzaskoma ...
Guard Peters
Kylie Tarnopol ...
Bailey Tarnopol ...
Madison Tarnopol ...
Warden (as Peter Lewis)
Richard Murphy ...
Guard #1


Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception. Written by The Massie Twins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some People Tell Lies. Others Live Them.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La revelación  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$75,766 (USA) (8 October 2010)


$1,796,024 (USA) (17 December 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filming was interrupted by a drunk fan who approached Robert De Niro on the set. She was arrested and taken to a hospital. See more »


[first lines]
Young Madylyn: Look at me.
Young Jack: Hmm?
Young Madylyn: I'm not standing for this.
Young Jack: Say what?
Young Madylyn: You keep my soul in a dungeon. I'm leaving.
Young Jack: [runs up the stairs, grabs his daughter out of bed, and holds her out the window] If you leave me, I'll throw her.
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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: No Strings Attached (2011) See more »


In A Room
Written by John Luther Adams (BMI)
Published by Taiga Press (BMI)
Courtesy of Cold Blue Music
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yes, ed norton has a cornrows
16 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Deniro and Norton, back together again. Stone's first two acts are great. You're intrigued, it's unpredictable, and interesting. But the third act leaves you confused and almost unaffected by the story at the end. Stone (norton) is up for parole and wants to get out. Why not throw his sex-crazed wife (jocovich) in front of Jack's (Deniro) feet. But one of these three is starting to see life under a new life. How will this play out? Norton was great but nothing spectacular. Will remind you of his primal fear days. But what makes his performance so good is how he makes his character so likable considering the ridiculous offensive lines that come out of his mouth.

I don't think they went far enough with Deniro's character. It wasn't written well enough. It starts off with a flashback on his broken relationship with his wife and what extremes he goes to keep her. But this ins't really paid off well in the film.

Interesting film. Not predictable. Good performances. Less than mediocre writing.

My verdict B/C

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