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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

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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 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 ... 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.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,750, 27 January 2013
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Vortex Words Pictures See more »
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Color
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Goofs

Esmeraldas in Ecuador is located by the seaside and not in the jungle hills as shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Swinton: I'll stop them from doing that deal in South America, because you know what they'll do down there...
Jack Begosian: Bleed it dry. It will be like trying to suck an elephant through a straw.
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Featured in Behind the Truth (2013) See more »

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(some) Can't handle the truth
10 July 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The casting of the movie is incredible. Which is always the case when a message is being delivered. It's not too much on the nose here or at least it is incorporated into the story quite good. The actors you know do what they can. Eva Longoria might have the least to do (especially considering her name/weight). It's nice seeing some old familiar faces in a movie, where they try to build character.

There is quite a bit of cliché in this, but you wouldn't/couldn't expect otherwise. Kevin Durand has a great little role in it and he makes his decision, no matter how small or big they are, actually work. Apart from that it's mostly the Andy Garcia show, with some added drama by Kara Unger and Forrest Whitacker. A nice little drama, with a lot of action in it.


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