In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

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John Madden

Writer:

Jonathan Perera
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Madeline Elizabeth Sloane
David Wilson Barnes ... Daniel Posner
John Lithgow ... Senator Ronald Sperling
Alison Pill ... Jane Molloy
Aaron Hale Aaron Hale ... Spencer
Al Mukadam ... Ross
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Pat Connors
Douglas Smith ... Alex
Grace Lynn Kung ... Lauren
Noah Robbins ... Franklin
Chuck Shamata ... Bill Sanford
Sam Waterston ... George Dupont
Raoul Bhaneja ... R. M. Dutton
Andrew Moodie ... Doctor (voice)
Mark Strong ... Rodolfo Vittorio Schmidt
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Storyline

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price. Written by EuropaCorp

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Make sure you surprise them

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jessica Chastain spent time with many female D.C lobbyists in preparation for the film. See more »

Goofs

There is no provision under the 5th Amendment to the Constitution that places that right in jeopardy for any citizen who, when compelled to provide testimony, chooses to answer some questions directly and some under the protection of the 5th Amendment. It's not all or nothing as the movie depicts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elizabeth Sloane: [to the camera] Lobbying is about foresight. About anticipating your opponent's moves and devising countermeasures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition, and plays her trump card just after they play theirs.
Daniel Posner: You better not say that while you're in there.
Elizabeth Sloane: It's about making sure you surprise them, and they don't surprise you.
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Connections

Featured in La noche de...: La sombra de la sospecha (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake, Shake, Oooow
Music by Wang Rong
Performed by Wang Rong
Arranger: Seung ick Shin (Korea)
Producer: Rockcat
© Bay Yue He Music / Musicjag
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Maybe not for 10, but certainly it's above 7.
28 January 2017 | by antonionevescaninSee all my reviews

Just watched the movie and I have to say I'm shocked that it's rated so low on IMDb, as I have watched much, MUCH worse movies with better ratings. Scrolling to evidentially biased ratings and reviews I'm giving it a 10, just hoping it will balance out the harm done. Jessica Chastain delivered great performance, but she wasn't the only one, whole crew was really good, but she really did earn that globe nomination. Furthermore, movie is beautifully captured, cinematography is great and whole atmosphere is really nice. The last but not the least, it's a great thriller, with an unpredictable twist and not boring for a moment. I do understand it's might be different experience watching it for an European audience, as from the start second amendment and gun legislative is for most of us here absurd, however, although I can understand that for some Americans it might seem one sided story, my question is aren't many of story lines one sided, to be honest it's not advertised as documentary, so why should you even expect other side to be equally represented? Strongly recommend to give this movie attention it deserves.


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Country:

France | USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Sloane See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,797, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$3,500,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,101,546
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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