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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

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A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a ... See full summary »

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A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. Written by Act 4 Entertainment

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USA

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English

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23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,411, 25 September 2011, Limited Release

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$183,342, 26 February 2012
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Amateurish
22 December 2013 | by moondog-8See all my reviews

If the filmmaker wants to make a personal video memory of his dad, so be it. But to serve up this documentary as something serious, with dramatic and political context for a wider audience, then the filmmaker totally fails. It has too little structure, tension, and journalistic effort to make an engrossing movie. So many follow-up questions aren't asked, so much nostalgic remembrances by family members that serve no purpose to a general audience, so many digressions, and no real examination of the times. This might make a good present to other members of the director's family, but as something to leave the house and go buy a ticket at a theatre, forget about it.


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