A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelina Jolie ... Evelyn Salt
Liev Schreiber ... Ted Winter
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Peabody
Daniel Olbrychski ... Orlov
August Diehl ... Mike Krause
Daniel Pearce ... Young Orlov
Hunt Block ... U.S. President Lewis
Andre Braugher ... Secretary of Defense
Olek Krupa ... Russian President Matveyev
Cassidy Hinkle ... 12-Year-Old Chenkov
Corey Stoll ... Shnaider
Vladislav Koulikov ... Chenkov's Father
Olya Zueva ... Chenkov's Mother
Kevin O'Donnell ... Young CIA Officer
Gaius Charles ... CIA Officer
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Storyline

Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? Written by garykmcd

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Salt Kills. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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Reportedly, Angelina Jolie did most of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

When Salt opens up at point blank range on the armored glass window the bullets would ricochet making her position very dangerous. Instead the bullets just disappear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evelyn Salt: [being dragged out and tied down] Please let me go home. Please, I'm not who you think I am. I'm really not who you think I am. Please. Please, I'm not a spy.
North Korean Torturer: You are a spy!
Evelyn Salt: I'm not a spy. Please let me go home.
North Korean Torturer: Try again.
Evelyn Salt: I am not a spy! I am a business woman. I work for Rink Petroleum and Gas. Please call them. I work for Rink Petroleum!
North Korean Torturer: You are here to sabotage our nuclear ambitions. Yes?
Evelyn Salt: [gasoline funnel being forced into her mouth] I am not a spy! I am not a spy!
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release includes three cuts of the film: the Theatrical Version (100 minutes), the Director's Cut (104 minutes, plus changes to existing scenes), and an Extended Cut (101 minutes, including the removal of some scenes and a different ending). See more »

Connections

Featured in Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn 'Salt' (2010) See more »

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In Paradisum from Requiem Op. 48
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by The Schola Cantorum (as Oxford Schola Cantorum) and Oxford Camerata
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Delivers the action... Awesome plot!
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I found this thriller to be enjoyable. Lots of action - some of it pretty unbelievable - and some twists in the story. Very well acted on all parts. I really like Jolie much more in these action movies than the dramas she does.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Korean

Release Date:

23 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edwin A. Salt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,243, 25 July 2010

Gross USA:

$118,311,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,503,354
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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