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A Dark Truth (2012)

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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

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Ben
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ...
General Aguila (as Alfredo Alvarez-Calderon)
Josh Bainbridge ...
Mattie
Danielle Baker ...
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Tony Green
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Sarah Bryant ...
Robert Johnson's Assistant
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Baddie #1
Rod Carley ...
Cop
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Clive Bell
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Bruce Swinton
Jorge Contreras ...
Neck Slit Villager
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Elias Caamaño Perez ...
Assaulting soldier (as Elias Caamano)
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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

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Escape the jungle. Expose the truth.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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29 November 2012 (USA)  »

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The Truth  »

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$630 (USA) (6 January 2013)

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$5,750 (USA) (27 January 2013)
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The flag emblem on the soldiers uniform is not that of Ecuador, is from Bolivia. See more »

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[last lines]
Jack Begosian: [on the air] At the end of the day all we can do is search for the truth, learn from it, and mostly importantly, defend it. So on behalf of myself, and Francisco Francis, I am Jack Begosian. And you're listening to The Truth. Goodnight, and have a good day.
Jack Begosian: [off the air] And myself, I'm going home. And that's a good place to start.
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Referenced in Behind the Truth (2013) See more »

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An Alarm Bell......Now That Your Awake
3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this contemporary assault on corporate maleficence is enough to make its point. But the subject matter is a complicated affair that is lacking in this movie that feels rushed.

Messing about in third world countries and designing destinies built on precious resources and manipulating the environment is a heavy undertaking and the suffering of the population by these all too insensitive entities is a problem that is beginning to take shape and needs to be addressed.

It is attempted here as an action film with scruples and it does have its heart in the right place. But the very low budget and the glossy attempt to intertwine multi-national business interest and investigative journalism is a bit too much to maintain in this noble but shallow effort.

The name Actors are probably here for their moral support and do add a level of authenticity to the cause, but there just isn't enough depth pursued or motivations on either side to justify the broad concept that it is at hand here.

It plays like a short story or a magazine article. Enough to tantalize an interest in the matter but not enough to be at all convincing. It does open up the subject and allows some light if not insight into this very disturbing situation.


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