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
Noah Emmerich [Bill] plays a CIA agent and from 2013-2018 he played an FBI agent on the tv show "The Americans". See more »
Dr. Zahra's flight boarding pass is shown to have combined English and Arabic text, however, the Arabic part does not mean anything in the Arabic Language. These words are literal pronunciation of the English words (Name/From/To). If these Arabic words were spoken by an Arab, you would hear him say Name/From/To, which means nothing in Arabic. 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 »
Doug Liman re-cut the film for a "2018 director's cut" that runs about six minutes longer. See more »
"When did the question move from 'Why are we going to war?' to 'Who is this man's wife?'"
Fair Game takes the huge media storm of a few years ago surrounding the leaked identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and focuses on the strain placed on her and her family by the intentional exposure of her identity by government officials in retaliation for her husband's infamous New York Times op-ed piece.
Movies based on actual, heavily politically-charged events usually aren't my thing, but Naomi Watts as Valerie and Sean Penn as her husband really do an excellent job of conveying this serious, and at times troubling, story. Watts portrays Plame as an intelligent and capable woman who is easy to sympathize with. As she's effectively blocked out from her job at the CIA and her personal life begins to swiftly unravel, she keeps a steely resolve that's wholly believable. And while Sean Penn doesn't have to stretch far for his character, he also makes him feel like a genuine person. Great acting from them both to compliment the solid script.
Anyone even casually interested in the Valerie Plame scandal should check this out, as it's a pretty darn good (and thought-provoking) adaptation of a dark time in our country's recent history.
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