When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

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Shintaro Shimosawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Ben Cahill
Anthony Hopkins ... Arthur Denning
Al Pacino ... Charles Abrams
Alice Eve ... Charlotte Cahill
Malin Akerman ... Emily Hynes
Lee Byung-hun ... The Accountant (as Byung Hun Lee)
Julia Stiles ... Jane Clemente
Glen Powell ... Doug Fields
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Joe Bilson
Leah McKendrick ... Amy
Chris Marquette ... Giffords (as Christopher Marquette)
Skye P. Marshall ... Hatty
Gregory Alan Williams ... Richard Hill
Jason Gibson ... Graham
Nathan Moore ... Lawrence (as Nathan J. Moore)
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Storyline

An ambitious young lawyer is approached by an ex-lover who offers him all the evidence he needs to form a legal case against her husband, a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company. The lawyer starts the legal proceedings and continues begins an affair with the woman. The lawyer's boss and the executive settle the case without going to court. The lawyer finds the woman dead in her apartment, and it appears someone is trying blackmail the executive. The lawyer leaves the body in the apartment, but a mysterious stranger moves the body to his house moments before the police raid. The stranger was employed by the lawyer's boss, to kill the lawyer's wife for the murder of the woman, because the lawyer's boss works for the executive. The lawyer kills the stranger, and he and his wife agree not to tell anyone about all the people they murdered.

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Ambition can be deadly See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Dan Stevens was originally intended to star. See more »

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It would be close to impossible for any law firm to draft, finalize, and arrange formal service of a fraud complaint against a billionaire, plus schedule a deposition with him, all in less than one week. A demand for production of documents is usually needed first, with a minimum of two weeks for the plaintiff to respond, then a deposition is scheduled to obtain the plaintiff's testimony about the documents. See more »

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[first lines]
Reporter #1: Tonight, investigators are questioning the credibility of those clinical trials.
Woman #1: I'm very angry. I can't believe doctors could betray so many people.
Man #1: I was part of the initial test group for the drug Vypraxilin. And, I can say without a doubt it was probably the worst decision I've ever made in my life.
Man #2: These people knowingly put out inaccurate information and they were being selective in the facts about the case.
Woman #2: She looked at me and then collapsed. Her mouth filled with blood and... ...
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I Got the Blues
Written by Milton Frazier
Performed by Alabama Slim & Little Freddie King
By arrangement with GoDIY Music
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not worth watching
7 February 2016 | by michelle_kummerSee all my reviews

I was so excited to see this film when i saw the preview and all the a list actors. Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Malin Ackerman and Josh Duhamel, are among my favorites. What a disappointment, the plot is a mess and makes no sense. Al Pacino speaks with a ridiculous southern accent, Alice Eve is one of the worst actress, its like shes on anti depressants the entire film no emotion or connection with Josh. It was so frustrating to watch. I don't know whats happening in Hollywood, maybe they are running out of ideas but this film had so much potential. This film is up there with Knock Knock. Don't waste your time seeing it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Deceit See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,049,761
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2.35 : 1
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