In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events.
a search for Truth - a quest for Justice - a fight for Freedom
26 February 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Az elárult sziget
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Opening Weekend USA: $77,326,
28 February 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $225,341, 2 May 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The Kaohsiung Protest scene is the largest in the movie, contained over 1,000 extras, and took nearly 3 full days to film. The 20 foot tall replica statue of Chiang Kai Shek was custom designed by the art department, and remains in storage in Thailand. See more
The 24 hour unshaven look worn by James Van Der Beek was not in existence in the film setting of 1983. It was considered dirty and untidy, and unless undercover no FBI agency would have allowed an agent to appear unshaved. See more
Professor Wen was a well respected academic. We're having a tough time picturing him as a mob boss.
As you can imagine Agent Kelly, it's much easier for us to infiltrate those groups than it would be for you. Unless, of course, the Bureau is actively recruiting native speakers of Taiwanese these days?