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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Harvey Kahn

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Ruth Epstein

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Tom Hanson
Selma Blair ... Abbey Gallagher
Robert Loggia ... Jared Tolson
Colm Feore ... Hank Weiss
Angie Harmon ... Anna
John Heard ... Professor Roseman
Kevin Tighe ... John Cortland
Philip Granger ... Jerome Halliday
Françoise Yip ... Janice Long
Jim Thorburn ... Shane Waller
Paul McGillion ... Richard Kester
Christine Lippa Christine Lippa ... Lucy Rahlston
Jennifer Clement ... Sara Kester
Mike Dopud ... Theo Gorbov
Vyacheslav Vinnik Vyacheslav Vinnik ... Nicholai Chernoff (as Viacheslav Vinnik)
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Taglines:

The stakes don't get any higher. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Myriad Pictures | Official site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El acuerdo See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,070
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Jared Tolson: Have you tried to fill your car lately? How 'bout the effects of the oil shortage on our floundering economy?
Tom Hanson: Don't give me that horseshit! There's plenty of untapped resources right here in the U.S.!
Jared Tolson: And environmentalists chaining themselves to fences to protect their precious ecosystems? There are no easy choices!
Tom Hanson: So then your choice is to get in bed with the Russian mafia to buy oil from the C.A.S., who then use that money to wage war against us! They launder our oil, we launder their money ...
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If It Ain't Broke .... Break It
Written, Arranged and Produced by Will Holland and Russell Porter
Lyrics by Russell Porter
Performed by The Limp Twins
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A good political thriller
13 September 2006 | by PersianPlaya408See all my reviews

This political thriller about illegal oil trading, the Russian mafia, and government conspiracy is well done, and deserves a much better rating and credit than people give it. It is not amazing by any means, but its solidy acted, written well, reaches some very important moral and political ideas without being completely illogical and unrealistic (of course its not real, but it very well could be). Slater was good as tom hanson and i liked Robert Loggia in the supporting role as Jared TOlson, the film has good cinematography from Adam Sliwinski and editing by Richard Schwadel. Overall good effort from harvey Kahn, better than a lot of high budget films, amazing how this film probably cost a couple million to make max (perhaps 5-10 mil after slater gets his cash)...--- IMDb rating: 5.1, my rating: 8/10


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