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A Dark Truth (2012)

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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a disaffected corporate shareholder to expose her company's cover-up of an incident and deaths in an Ecuadorian village.

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Damian Lee

Writer:

Damian Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Adams ... Ben
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ... General Aguila (as Alfredo Alvarez-Calderon)
Josh Bainbridge ... Mattie
Danielle Baker Danielle Baker ... Reporter #2 / Reporter
Steven Bauer ... Tony Green
Devon Bostick ... Renaldo
Sarah Bryant Sarah Bryant ... Robert Johnson's Assistant
Clint Carleton ... Baddie #1
Rod Carley Rod Carley ... Cop
Colby Chartrand Colby Chartrand ... Baddie #5
Eugene Clark ... Clive Bell
Kim Coates ... Bruce Swinton
Jorge Contreras Jorge Contreras ... Neck Slit Villager
Lara Daans ... Karen Begosian
Elias Caamaño Perez Elias Caamaño Perez ... Assaulting soldier (as Elias Caamano)
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Storyline

A large international water purification company has a major filtration system malfunction in Ecuador, South America resulting in a typhoid breakout in the town. Government security forces move in and shoot the villagers to prevent the information getting out and spoiling the next big deal the company is working on in South Africa. Morgan Swinton, the daughter in the family controlled business discovers what is happening and hires an ex-CIA agent, Jack Begosian, to go down and get the information on what is really happening. The company's security force, working with the brother, are overly aggressive and have secretive special handling resources to deal with the woman, her contract investigator and the witnesses from the village that survived to prevent anything impacting the pending closure of the next multi-million dollar deal. There are homicides, suicides, double crosses and lots of gratuitous violence before the truth gets told. Written by Prairiekid

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Taglines:

Escape the jungle. Expose the truth.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

End of film: This motion picture is a dramatic interpretation of true events based upon hundreds of media accounts of these events, as well as interviews with many of those involved. Much of the dialogue is based upon publicly recorded conversations and the congressional record. None of the people portrayed in this film were compensated. Some of the actual names have been changed, certain events and characters have been fictionalized and some time lines have been condensed for dramatic purpose. See more »

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During the shooting on Front Street it started with daylight and the scene ended at night time. See more »

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Jack Begosian: Um, when you can't effect change from within, I mean positive change, you have an obligation if you're at all conscious, to get out and try other things.
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A Current Story Which Needs Telling
2 January 2013 | by Scott7411See all my reviews

This is the first I've seen of movies on the particular subject of what major international corporations such as Bectel are doing to underdeveloped countries as regards their water. Well done treatment, great cast, excellent acting. No hamming or sensationalism, no gratuitous violence (not that there isn't enough to tell the story). Perhaps other reviewers don't consider water as exciting as blood diamonds or oil or uranium. Perhaps it's not. But it's certainly more important. This fictional presentation of the issue is a good start toward expanding popular awareness of one of the biggest problems facing us in this new century.

Not water shortages, critical though they are. Rather, soulless, nationless corporate greed. Seven out of ten.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truth See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$630, 6 January 2013

Gross USA:

$5,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,750
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Production Co:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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