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Salt (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Mystery | 23 July 2010 (USA)
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A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Evelyn Salt
... Ted Winter
... Peabody
... Orlov
... Mike Krause
... Young Orlov
... U.S. President Lewis
... Secretary of Defense
... Russian President Matveyev
... 12-Year-Old Chenkov
... Shnaider
Vladislav Koulikov ... Chenkov's Father
... Chenkov's Mother
... Young CIA Officer
... 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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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23 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edwin A. Salt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,243, 25 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,311,368, 24 October 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,503,304, 13 February 2011
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| (director's cut) | (unrated)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The compound that Salt makes in the interrogation room, just before the tactical team attempts to gas her while she's still in the CIA office building, is a mixture of ammonia and iodine. This makes ammonium triiodide, a very sensitive contact explosive, but only when the brown precipitate is completely dry. The mixture forms a brown paste that dries into crystalline form. Any pressure on the crystals will trigger them to explode, even a breath of air can set them off. See more »

Goofs

As the helicopter at the end passes by the Washington Monument, we see the Ellipse and White House to its upper right. The film is reversed, as from south of the Monument the Ellipse and White House should appear to its upper left. 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: [water tube being forced into her mouth] I am not a spy! I am not a spy!
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Referenced in The Mindy Project: Pilot (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

In Paradisum from Requiem Op. 48
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by The Oxford Schola Cantorum and Camerata
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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I have seen this film many times on multiple occasions and it never seems to disappoint.
10 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

PROS: This movie really is captivating to say the least. You're always on the edge of your seat, whether you are intrigued with the characters, or the action scenes. There is a little bit for everybody. The build up in the movie was great as well, from begging to end this movie never lets go of that tension it has built up. What also really helped this movie was the lack of plot holes. With a blockbuster hit like SALT, the director normally has no problems leaving big plot holes in the script, but this film doesn't do that. This movie was thought out immaculately. Last but not least, lets also give a shout out to Angelina Jolie (SALT) for giving her best performance in years. Any movie critic can give her credit for her Oscar winning performance.

CONS: There are very little cons to this movie. The only thing that could have been more realized is the resolution. Was the ending good, yes, but it also needed more clarity. It didn't really help the watcher nor did it help connect to the rest of the film.

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