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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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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 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,311,368, 24 October 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,503,304, 13 February 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad was attached to direct the film. But the green-light committee thought he was too unknown to make such a big budgeted project. See more »

Goofs

During the torture scene in Korea, a wide transparent hosepipe is forced into Salt's throat to pour liquid down. In the shot where the guard looks like he is pushing the pipe into Salt's throat he is actually using a slightly wide grip so as to not move the pipe. You can see the dirt and scratches of the pipe, backlit by the window light, don't move at all. 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

UK theatrical version was cut for violence to achieve a '12A' rating with edits to the opening torture scene and some blows and chain throttling during fight scenes. These cuts persisted into the US theatrical version, although the UK DVD was raised to a 15 due to the inclusion of the extended and director's cut versions (which are unrated on the US DVD). See more »

Connections

Followed by Salt 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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User Reviews

Salt is one "peppery" heroine
7 August 2010 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

The people who wrote this film apparently don't think the audience is very smart. They want us to believe that Angelina Jolie who is about five foot four in her bare feet and 100 pounds wringing wet is capable of beating up and shooting about sixty people, crawling around a ten story building on a narrow ledge, jumping from tractor trailer to tractor trailer and climbing down a ten story elevator shaft! Boy she is one tough, ass kicking mama! Some people have said this movie is merely a clone of the Jason Bourne movies (one reviewer waggishly called Salt Jason Bourne with a vagina). However, Jolie makes her role distinctly unique. She holds this movie together with cool intensity that would rival any actor. The plot is convoluted and hard to follow but there is enough action for five movies, so just sit back and enjoy the ride. By the way, for you history lovers, there really was a theory that Lee Harvey Oswald had a Soviet lookalike who was the real killer of JFK and there really is an underground bunker below the White House.


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