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The Recruit ()


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A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

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Walter Burke
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James Douglas Clayton
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Layla Moore
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Zack
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Alan (as Ken Mitchell)
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Ronnie Gibson
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Bill Rudolph, Dell Rep
Karl Pruner ...
Dennis Slayne
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Co-Ed #1
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Blonde with Cell Phone (as Jennifer Levine)
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Cab Driver
Veronica Hurnick ...
Polygraph Interrogator (as Veronika Hurnik)
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Husky Man
Mark Ellis ...
Test Instructor
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Rob Stevens
John Watson ...
Guard
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Art Wallis
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Hot Girl at Blue Ridge
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Elliot
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Stan
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Lisa Sahadi
Sheldon Davis ...
Security Officer #1
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Psychiatrist #1
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Psychiatrist #2
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Psychiatrist #3
Steve Behal ...
Exam Procter
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Polygraph Technician
Bart Bedford ...
Co-Worker
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Transit Cop
David Boyce ...
New Security Guard
Tova Smith ...
Beth
Michael Rubenfeld ...
Felix
Domenico Fiore ...
Farm Instructor #1 (as Dom Fiore)
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Farm Instructor #2
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Farm Instructor #3
Ray Paisley ...
Farm Instructor #4
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Young Instructor #1
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Young Instructor #2
Shaun Verreault ...
Band Member #1
Safwan Javed ...
Band Member #2
Earl Pereira ...
Band Member #3
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Firing Range Instructor
John Wayne Shafer ...
Langley Gate Guard (as John Shafer)
Stephen Lee Wright ...
Running Instructor (as Steven Lee Wright)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Chicas ...
Baliente Brother / Burrito Vendor (uncredited)
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Airline Traveler (uncredited)
Darrell Hicks ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Paul Huggett ...
Probie (uncredited)
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Metro Cop (uncredited)
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Tourist Traveler (uncredited)
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Truck Worker (uncredited)
Sherard Parker ...
Langley Agent (uncredited)
Michael Sercerchi ...
CIA (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roger Donaldson

Written by

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Roger Towne ... (written by) and
Kurt Wimmer ... (written by) and
Mitch Glazer ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jeff Apple ... producer
Gary Barber ... producer
Roger Birnbaum ... producer
Jonathan Glickman ... executive producer
Ric Kidney ... executive producer
Megan Wolpert ... co-producer

Music by

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Klaus Badelt

Cinematography by

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Stuart Dryburgh

Film Editing by

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David Rosenbloom

Editorial Department

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Jeremy Bradley ... apprentice editor
Craig Brown ... post-production assistant
Joe Finley ... digital colorist
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Berenicci Hershorn ... second assistant film editor
Shaun Newton ... post-production coordinator
Mark C. Pituch ... colorist
Gregory Plotkin ... first assistant editor
Richmond Riedel ... first assistant editor
Kurt Smith ... film color timer
Mary Beth Smith ... negative cutter
Dawn M. Stoliar ... first assistant editor
Mark C. Pituch ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Robin D. Cook
Marcia Ross

Production Design by

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Andrew McAlpine

Art Direction by

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Dennis Davenport

Set Decoration by

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Peter P. Nicolakakos

Costume Design by

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Beatrix Aruna Pasztor ... (as Beatrix Pasztor)

Makeup Department

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John Caglione Jr. ... makeup artist: Al Pacino
Sylvain Cournoyer ... key makeup artist
Angel De Angelis ... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino (as Angelina De Angelis-Halko)
Patricia Medina ... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran ... key hair stylist (as Jennifer O'Halloran)
Julia Valente ... assistant makeup artist
Sherri Bramlett ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lori Greenberg ... assistant production manager
Mathew Hart ... production manager
Shelly Kidney ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeff J.J. Authors ... first assistant director
Julian Brain ... assistant director: Washington DC
Darrin Brown ... third assistant director
Penny Charter ... second assistant director
Donald Colafranceschi ... assistant director
Raymond J. Duff ... assistant director
Greg Edmunds ... trainee assistant director
Michaela Hudson ... trainee assistant director
Neil Lewis ... second assistant director: Washington D.C.
Noelle Stehman ... dga trainee
Janet Zdyb ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Deryck Blake ... property master
J.P. Dame ... set dresser
Michael Davis ... construction coordinator
Dawn H. Fisher ... third assistant art director
Danielle Fleury ... assistant set decorator
Steve George ... property master
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon ... set dresser
J. Ryan Halpenny ... art apprentice
Ron Hobbs ... storyboard artist
Eric Hunsaker ... art director: Washington D.C.
Jon Hunter ... graphic designer
Ernst W. Laurel ... set estimator
Rupert Lazarus ... first assistant art director
Ted Lubonovich II ... construction gang boss: Washington D.C.
Aleksandra Marinkovich ... second assistant art director
Rob McCallum ... storyboard artist
Jeffrey A. Melvin ... property buyer
Brad Milburn ... third assistant art director
Silvija L. Moess ... scenic artist
Ted Nolan ... prop maker
Lucinda E. Pealer ... scenic
Taylor Savas Reese ... on-set dresser: Washington D.C.
Dusty Reeves ... art department coordinator
David Ritchie ... set dresser
A. Patrick Storey ... Set Dresser: Washington DC
Arlindo Vicente ... lead man
Gordon White ... set designer
Kirk Cheney ... research and development (uncredited)
John Todd ... carpenter (uncredited) / on set carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jessica Bellfort ... supervising assistant (as Jessica Bellfort Rakin)
Tom Bellfort ... adr editor / supervising sound editor
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Jeannette Browning ... adr recordist (as Jeanette Browning)
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Lisa Chino ... dialogue assistant
Travis Crenshaw ... foley recordist
David E. Fluhr ... re-recording mixer (as David E. Fluhr C.A.S.)
Douglas Ganton ... production sound mixer
John Gutierrez ... boom operator: Washington
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
David C. Hughes ... sound effects editor (as David Hughes)
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Stuart McCowan ... sound effects assistant (as Stuart McCowen)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel ... foley mixer
Christian P. Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Mark Narramore ... re-recordist: Todd-AO Studios Hollywood
Jonathan Null ... foley supervisor
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Michael Paterson ... daily sound transferer
James Sabat ... production sound mixer
Kevin Sellers ... foley editor
Gregg Silk ... second engineer
Michael Silvers ... dialogue editor
Erich Stratmann ... sound effects editor
Jana Vance ... foley artist
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle ... dialogue/adr supervisor
Alan Zielonko ... boom operator
Jessica Bellfort ... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Stuart McCowan ... assistant sound effects editor (uncredited)
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jonathan Null ... foley editor (uncredited)
Alex Raspa ... adr recordist: New York (uncredited)
Steve Slanec ... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael H. Clark ... special effects foreman: USA
Daniel Gibson ... special effects buyer (as Dan Gibson)
Kaz Kobielski ... special effects coordinator
Rocco Larizza ... special effects assistant
Ian Locke ... special effects shop builder
Gary Pilkinton ... special effects foreman
Mark Rice ... key special effects
Dean Stewart ... special effects office administrator

Visual Effects by

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Michael Curtis ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Ron Bell ... stunts
Phil Chiu ... stunts
Shelley Cook ... stunt double / stunts
Tig Fong ... stunt rigger / stunts
Monique Ganderton ... stunts
Joel Harris ... stunt double: Al Pacino
Brian Jagersky ... stunts
Blair Johannes ... stunts
Jamie Jones ... stunts
Danny Lima ... stunts
Steve Lucescu ... stunt coordinator
Christopher McGuire ... stunts (as Chris McGuire)
Darren McGuire ... stunts
Billy Oliver ... stunts (as Bill Oliver)
Edward A. Queffelec ... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Michael Russo ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Keith Siglinger ... stunt double
Manny Siverio ... stunt double
Nick Alachiotis ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubert Boorder ... stunt actor (uncredited)
Neil Davison ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Monique Ganderton ... stunt double: Bridget Moynahan (uncredited)
Christopher McGuire ... stunt double (uncredited)
George Ploszczansky ... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan Thomas ... stunt actor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... lighting director
Nicole Blanchard ... second assistant camera
Vincent Borg ... rigging electric
Sean Bourdeau ... assistant key grip
Craig Bulmer ... electrician
Gilles Corbeil ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Alex Dawes ... rigging electric
Richard Emerson ... key grip
Amanda Goble ... film loader
Courtney Graham ... assistant camera
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer
Richard Klompus ... video assist operator: Washington D.C.
Tim Kossa ... additional grip
Thomas Loizeaux ... camera operator
Clyde Miller ... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Charlie Newberry ... camera loader: Washington D.C.
Tom Nichols ... key grip
David Norris ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Danny Piva ... electrician
Christopher Raucamp ... first assistant camera
Herb Reischl Jr. ... rigging electrician
Ronald Schlueter ... video assist
Russell G. Senato ... camera crane technician
Kirsta Teague ... assistant camera
Paul Thompson ... digital video assist operator: StormVision
Dave Tommasini ... pilot: camera helicopter / pilot: camera plane
Jasper Vrakking ... 24 frame video operator
Mark Walpole ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, USA
Tim Wicks ... crane operator
Paul Zoskey ... 24 frame video operator
Wayne Arnold ... additional 2nd assistant camera: DC (uncredited)
Alfred J. Caragay ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Rob Coughlin ... video assist operator (uncredited)
Carolyn Cox ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Alex Gomez ... electrician: daily (uncredited)
David Reppen ... electrician (uncredited)
Rick Strodel ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Billy D. Choi ... animator

Casting Department

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Nadia Aleyd ... casting assistant
Aric Dupere ... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere ... extras casting
Nicole Hilliard-Forde ... casting associate: Canada
Kate Lacey-Kiley ... casting associate (as Kate Lacey)
Betsy Royall ... local casting
Aaron Unrau ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natalie Bronfman ... costume dyer
Carl Curnutte III ... costume supervisor: Washington D.C.
Linda Petty ... costume supervisor
Carol Wong ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Katherine Dorrer ... assistant location manager: Washington D.C.
Carol Flaisher ... location manager: Washington D.C.
Fred Kamping ... location manager
Mark McFadden ... assistant location manager
Boris Radivojevic ... location support
Wade Whitman ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Slamm Andrews ... additional recording
Klaus Badelt ... conductor / music producer / music programmer: synths / orchestrator
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Christopher Brooks ... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Ramin Djawadi ... additional music programmer / composer: additional music
Robert Elhai ... orchestrator
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
Alex Gibson ... music editor
Ian Honeyman ... assistant: Klaus Badelt
Alan Meyerson ... score mixer / score recordist
Blake Neely ... orchestrator
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Rob Williams ... music programmer: synths
Gavyn Wright ... orchestra leader
Christine Bergren ... music clearance (uncredited)
Simon Changer ... scoring assistant engineer (uncredited)
Bruce Fowler ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Denise Okimoto ... music editor (uncredited)
Jeremy Raub ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Monica Zierhut ... score supervisor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Samantha Armstrong ... script supervisor
Ashley Kravitz ... script clearance
Peter Madamba ... script researcher

Transportation Department

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Ron Annabelle ... picture car captain
John Coles ... driver: Roger Donaldson
Dave Staples ... transportation coordinator
John R. Dove ... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Lawrence Dove ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Markus Alexander ... stand-in
Wayne Arnold ... additional second assistant
Lorrie Barth ... second assistant accountant
Denise A. Beale ... production assistant
J.B. Benna ... production assistant
John 'Frenchie' Berger ... armorer
Stephanie Lee Berger ... weapons handler
John Francis Black II ... second assistant accountant
Jason Bogard ... production accountant
Chase Brandon ... technical advisor
Michael Buster ... dialect coach: Mr. Farrell
Kim Buttlar ... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Jay Campbell ... production assistant
Travis Caverhill ... technical advisor to Colin Farrell
Jessica Chavez ... assistant: Mr. Glickman
Jeffrey Chernov ... production executive
David M. Chisholm ... production secretary
Donald Colafranceschi ... production assistant
Sean Coyne ... on-set craft
Lou Crisa ... assistant: Mr. Pacino
John Martin Davis ... office production assistant
Cass Donaldson ... assistant: Roger Donaldson
Valerie Espinoza ... assistant: Ric Kidney
Claudine Farrell ... assistant: Mr. Farrell
Tracy Fedak ... third assistant accountant (as Tracy Marie Fedak)
Niko Godfrey ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Joshua C. Hersko ... production assistant
Steve Holt ... on-set medic
David Honaker ... production secretary
Christopher A. Jackson ... liaison
Tim Judge ... executive assistant
Dione Kane ... assistant production coordinator
Brad Ling ... caterer
Rose Lister ... first assistant accountant
Vair Macphee ... production coordinator
Jay May ... product placement
Tony Radwan ... office production assistant
Charles Rapp ... production supervisor: Spyglass Entertainment
Benjamin R. Reder ... production legal counsel
Ruben Flores Rios II ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Stephan Rothman ... post-production accountant
Dan Saywich ... helicopter pilot
Rebecca Sernasie ... assistant: Roger Donaldson
Misha Skoric ... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Dave Ian Smith ... fire safety officer
Michelle K. Smith ... production assistant
Alan Sutton ... fire safety
Marlena Thomas ... executive coordinator: Mr. Birnbaum
Vicki Thornton ... production coordinator
Karen Tyrell ... unit publicist
Drew Vandervelde ... production assistant: Washington D.C.
Nick Veziris ... gun wrangler
Judith Walder ... assistant accountant
Cassidy Watkins ... assistant: Al Pacino
Robert Milo Williams ... synthesizer programmer
Garson Yu ... title designer
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
George Ploszczansky ... personal security: Al Pacino and Colin Farrell (uncredited)
Mack Syler ... photo double &; stand in for colin farrell (uncredited)
Christopher Tin ... intern: Klaus Badelt (uncredited)
Jesse Wagler ... production assistant: yU+Co. (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In an era when the country's first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, this story opens the CIA's infamous closed doors and gives an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person that Walter Burke wants in the Agency. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are molded into seasoned veterans. As Burke teaches him the ropes and the rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and falls for Layla, one of his fellow recruits. But just when James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole. As the suspense builds toward a gripping climax, it soon becomes clear that the CIA's old maxims are true: "trust no one" and "nothing is what it seems." Written by wild62

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Taglines Trust. Betrayal. Deception. In the C.I.A. nothing is what it seems. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Farm (United States)
  • La recrue (France)
  • Der Einsatz (Germany)
  • Der Auftrag (Germany)
  • La prueba (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $46,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,302,063, 02 Feb 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $101,191,884, 06 Jun 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia The pictures that are shown during the opening credits, of James and his father, are actual childhood photos of Colin Farrell and his father. See more »
Goofs When James is waiting for Layla to come out of CIA with the stolen software, he parks his truck on a lower level just next to the entrance. a) There is no such lower level near the CIA Langley entrance (even at a far away distance). b) If you park or mistakenly drive into the area near the entrance, in no time you would see gun trotting cops knocking on your windshield. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #18.63 (2010). See more »
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Crazy Credits Girl in the window - Lorrie Barth See more »
Quotes Walter Burke: There's this parish priest, goes up to the Pope, drops down on his knees, starts weeping... asking forgiveness. "Holy father, holy father, what am I to do? What am I to do? I do not believe in God anymore. What am i to do?" And you know what the pope said... "Fake it."
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