In Washington, D.C., a reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writer:

Rod Lurie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Rachel Armstrong
Matt Dillon ... Patton Dubois
Angela Bassett ... Bonnie Benjamin
Alan Alda ... Albert Burnside
Vera Farmiga ... Erica Van Doren
David Schwimmer ... Ray Armstrong
Courtney B. Vance ... Agent O'Hara
Noah Wyle ... Avril Aaronson
Floyd Abrams Floyd Abrams ... Judge Hall
Preston Bailey ... Timmy Armstrong
Kristen Bough Kristen Bough ... Allison Van Doren
Julie Ann Emery ... Agent Boyd
Robert Harvey ... Warden
Michael O'Neill ... CIA Director
Kristen Shaw ... Angel
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Storyline

Thinking Pulitzer Prize and hoping to bring down a President, D.C. political columnist Rachel Armstrong writes that the President ignored the findings of a covert CIA operative when ordering air strikes against Venezuela. Rachel names the agent, Erica Van Doren, a woman whose young daughter is in Rachel's son's class at school. The government moves quickly to force Rachel to name her source. She's jailed for contempt when she refuses. She won't change her mind, and the days add up. Chaos descends on Van Doren's life as well. First Amendment versus national security, marriage and motherhood versus separation. What's the value of a principle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Don't Reveal the Source

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual material and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Due to The Yari Film Group (the film's distributor) filing a Chapter 11 protection (Bankruptcy Code), the film was never given a theatrical release outside of Los Angeles and New York. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel is beaten up in jail, she gets serious scars on her lower lip and her right eye. In a later scene, the scars are completely gone. In later subsequent scenes, the scars are back, and seen to be gradually healing. See more »

Quotes

Dubois: [Approaches Burnside after the court] This is a real honour for me. I studied you growing up, my dad was also a lawyer.
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Connections

References Hoffmeyer's Legacy (1912) See more »

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Like Wolves
Written by David Condos Tjornehoj
Performed by David Condos
By arrangement with Whizbang, Inc.
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Intence political thriller with attitude
28 January 2009 | by rstone-27See all my reviews

This rates up very high on my scale as one of the better movies of 2008. Its not written as though a high and mighty political messenger wrote it, yet you do not have to look to deep to find the meaning. The star studded cast of Matt Dillon, Alan Alda and Kate Bechinsale brings out the qualities that was needed to make this type of film truly majestic.

The intense vigor of how the prosecuting attorney played by Matt Dillon, (which I first thought was going to be way out of character for him, but he pulled it off so effectively that he now has a new fan), actually attacks our protagonist is so real and matter of fact.

Being based on a true story helps in the matter of believability and the injustice of our justice system.

8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2009 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing But the Truth See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,832
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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