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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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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It's reported that Steven Spielberg was a fan of the script and considered directing the project before John Madden was hired. It was ultimately decided that Spielberg's availability was too far out to serve the expectations of the production. See more »

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(45:55) At Peterson Wyatt, where all lobbyists are now gathered, Elizabeth asks for "arguments and rebuttals". Alex then starts writing on a board the first four letters of "National Register". The camera switches to Elizabeth speaking, then, when camera returns to Alex, the size and position of the writing are clearly different : bigger and more to the left. 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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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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Drift Away
Music by Emma Smith (as Emma Elizabeth Smith), Guy Barker (as Guy Jeffrey Barker)
(p) & © Bruton Music Ltd
With Courtesy of Universal Publishing Production Music France
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From the standpoint of a dispassionate observer separate from the tangled mess that is US politics.
27 January 2017 | by edwardgaremoSee all my reviews

From the standpoint of a dispassionate observer separate from the tangled mess that is US politics.

One of the best movies I have ever seen. The intensity of the movie is unrivaled. The genius who designed the plot of this movie deserves a whole host of accolades for them personally.

Twists and turns around every corner making it engaging on a level similar to that experienced when deconstructing a Shakespeare play. This movie is for anyone who desires not only a piece of quality entertainment but also something that stretches their intellect. Aside perhaps from the role of Tony Stark I have never encountered a more badass main character.


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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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