5.6/10
5,587
42 user 27 critic

A Dark Truth (2012)

Trailer
1:46 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Damian Lee

Writer:

Damian Lee
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Escape the jungle. Expose the truth.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truth See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$630, 6 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,750, 27 January 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vortex Words Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The flag emblem on the soldiers uniform is not that of Ecuador, is from Bolivia. 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Behind the Truth (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You have to wonder how junk like this gets made.
4 December 2012 | by hairy_buddahSee all my reviews

There are some decent high profile actors in this turkey. Do they really need the money that badly? Are they doing a favor for a friend - "Hey, my kid is directing this movie, would you be in it for me? I'll do one for your next year . . . . " Maybe the whole project looks different before the cameras actually start rolling.

The direction in this is terrible. The pace is ridiculously show and the look is very stagey. "You two stand over there and take turns reading these sentences."

It is filled with self-important, self-righteous, overwrought people who have all been horribly wronged by an evil corporation and a corrupt government. Woah. That's original. Really hard hitting stuff. Corporations are evil. We would be so much better off in the world without them.

Too bad. I was looking forward in particular to see Kim Coates outside of his Sons of Anarchy role, Andy Garcia is a good actor, and I am a huge fan of Forest Whitaker. But this thing was dumb, dumb, dumb. Poorly written, poorly directed. Decent production values. It looks professional. That's the only reason I gave it the three stars.


50 of 98 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed