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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 Must Die. 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

Terry George, Michael Mann and Peter Berg all came close to directing at one point or another. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to take place during the winter time as evidenced by the fact that there were no leaves on any of the trees during the scenes in D.C. and NYC. However, during the first chase scene on the overpass which took place in D.C. there were leaves on all the trees. This is because that scene was actually filmed in Albany, NY later on during the spring. 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 »

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References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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Arranged by Irina Mikhailova
Performed by Irina Mikhailova and Hans Christian
Courtesy of Well-Tempered Productions
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Best not to think about it
15 October 2010 | by rmillerlawSee all my reviews

This is a fast paced, interesting movie that has many twists and turns, most of them that you won't see coming. Angelina Jolie has never looked more confident and beautiful, and some of the ideas in the script are almost brilliant.

I say almost, because the more you think about this movie after-wards, the more highly improbable, and less intelligent, this movie seems. And, it only seems to get worse as the movie goes on, requiring the characters to do more improbable things as the movie moves towards the end.

I'd say that any of the Tom Clancy films, or even the Mission Impossible films, give you a better experience than Salt.


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