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R | | Drama | 7 August 2015 (USA)
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Colin Pryce
Sarah Paulson ... Kate Haber
Peter Fonda ... Rayne Pryce
Connie Nielsen ... Deborah Pryce
Wendell Pierce ... Frank Legrand
Bryan Batt ... Mark Lavin
Christopher Berry ... Hal Provich
Ciera Payton ... Lucy Hall
Fredric Lehne ... Senator Owens
James Moses Black ... Dr. Haleman
Donna Duplantier ... Bernadette Richards
Brooke Hoover ... Maryellen Briggs
Darcel White Moreno Darcel White Moreno ... Alyssa
Kerry Kahill Kerry Kahill ... Lt. Jenn Wyman
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Chris Wilcox
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In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Nicolas Cage and Judd Lormand have appeared in four movies together: Rage (2014), Left Behind (2014), The Runner (2015), and the upcoming movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016). See more »

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At about 1:20 in the film, there is a shot of an oil rig, and in the background you can see mountains in the distance. There are no mountains visible from any rigs in the Gulf of Mexico near the Louisiana coast. See more »

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Rayne Pryce: Moulay Ismail, that Moroccan ruler, fathered 900 children with his concubines. 900 children. Genghis Khan, well, he made old Ismail look barren. One out of every 200 men on this planet has a direct line stretching back to that son of a bitch.
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A really good movie that Cage didn't screw up with his acting. His best in a while.
24 August 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Great men, men who build legacies, they aren't always decent." After giving an impassioned speech talking about the effects of the BP oil spill in Louisiana Congressman Colin Price (Cage) is poised to make a run for the Senate. When a scandal is revealed his career is over. Now, after losing everything he has to chose between wanting to make a real difference, or becoming like every other politician. I don't think I even need to state this anymore but I am not a Nicolas Cage fan at all. There have been a few of his movies I liked (National Treasure, Rock) but not because of him, it was the idea and actual movie I liked. This movie falls under that category. It may have been because of the political aspect but this was very interesting to me and watching a politician build himself back up is inspiring, especially when it is someone who is really trying to make a positive change. Not many of those in real life. Overall, a really good movie that Cage didn't screw up with his acting. His best in a while. I give it a B+.


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