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The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

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SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Written by Open Road Films

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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16 September 2016 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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$21,480,133 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Trivia

To make sure the screenplay was not hacked or leaked, Oliver Stone wrote the script on a single computer with no Internet connection. See more »

Goofs

At the checkpoint at "the Hill", a sniff dog suddenly jumps on Snowden's car window and barks, a "startling" cliché taken from numerous "nazi movies". Sniff dogs are selected and trained to have minimal or no contact with people around them. Even looking at people is discouraged in a dog in order to avoid both distraction (for the dog it is a game) and scaring people (if larger dogs like Rottweilers are used). See more »

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Edward Snowden: So, this is data collection for the month of March worldwide, emails and Skype calls. So France, 70 million. Germany, 500 million. Brazil, two billion. Inside the U.S., 3.1 billion emails and calls. That's not including any of the telecom company data.
NSA Dep. Director Lowell: Okay, so what's the collection in Russia?
Edward Snowden: Russia is 1.5 billion.
NSA Dep. Director Lowell: Wait, so we're collecting twice as much in the U.S. as we are in Russia?
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String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465, Dissonance III. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Emerson String Quartet
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I think it might be Oliver Stone's best film yet
10 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I know he won best picture for platoon - which also was a serious endeavour - but its behind us.

Vietnam is over, Vietnam is done.

Snowden lives. Actually, Snowden escaped and survived.

He went to what might be the only place people can be protected from US government agencies. I would like to think all whistle blowers would have to do is cross into Canada but then Snowden would know. He was smart - he is smart.

I remember Bambi Bembenek. She blew a whistle too and made it to Canada. Poor thing.

This is a must see for all except those that don't care their protection set forth by the founders of the United States can be taken away by bullies, perhaps corrupted by limitless power of a new industrialized intelligence complex.

Masterful work by Oliver Stone.

Thanks for bringing it to Tiff.

Oliver, please ask for a theatre more appropriate for Q&A for Snowden 2.0


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