Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.Written by
In order to tell this complex story in a two-hour movie, the Butterworths - screenwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth - changed some names and created composite characters. Producer Jerry Zucker said: "For example, Dr Hassan and her physicist brother, who in the film provide Valerie [Valerie Plame Wilson] with information on the Iraqi nuclear arms program, are fictional characters. They are meant to be representative of the types of intelligence sources that Valerie might have contacted in her work as a covert CIA officer." See more »
Several scenes in the film feature Pepsi cans featuring the logo that was introduced in 2008. Since this film takes place in 2002-2003, the older logo would have appeared on the cans. See more »
[arriving at Kuala Lumpur airport]
Jessica McDowell, Gnosos Chemicals.
When do you leave Kuala Lumpur, Miss McDowell?
I fly to Taiwan Tuesday, then back to Düsseldorf.
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In the closing credits, the last names of some of the characters (Hafiz, Jack, Bill, Dr. Zahraa, Paul, Ali, Hammad, Beth and Pete) are redacted. See more »
We must be reminded that the media is a scathing dog, a venomous snarler that can be fighting for you or against you. The witnesses to this battle of info-rage get brainwashed, we get brainwashed, and become the court of public opinion.
While the movie does not address the reasons the war was started, it brilliantly displays how official bullshit can be thrown over us like a comforting shroud, and that shroud can stimulate our anger as well as justify our anger.
Brilliantly performed by Sean Penn and the beautiful Naomi Watts. I am humbled by their talent and dedication. I am humored by the desperate IMDb rants of those whom still think the war was a 'good' thing - I say to you ranters, wake up for your own good :)
Governments lie, don't forget it.
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