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Imperium (2016)

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A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

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Daniel Ragussis

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Michael German (story), Joe Turner Lin (Story Consultant) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Nate Foster
Toni Collette ... Angela Zamparo
Tracy Letts ... Dallas Wolf
Sam Trammell ... Gerry Conway
Nestor Carbonell ... Tom Hernandez
Chris Sullivan ... Andrew Blackwell
Seth Numrich ... Roy
Pawel Szajda ... Vince Sargent
Devin Druid ... Johnny
Burn Gorman ... Morgan
Adam Meier Adam Meier ... Frank Hedges
Roger Yawson ... Usman
Linc Hand ... David
Vanessa Ore ... Becky
Jasson Finney Jasson Finney ... Billy
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Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Defend your nation. Become your enemy. See more »


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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Production staff used a bicycle to travel between filming locations in downtown Hopewell. After filming was completed, the bicycle was autographed by production staff and Daniel Radcliffe, and was donated to the City of Hopewell. The bicycle sold at auction for more than $2,000, with all proceeds benefiting the Hopewell United Way campaign. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, while being interrogated by Nate, the terrorist refers to the terrorist organization as 'Al-Shabab'. An Arabic speaker would pronounce it as 'Ash-Shabab'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Usman: You have the phone?
[they plug it in, the device lights up]
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Sick Society
Performed by Shield Front
Written by Leave No Doubt
Courtesy of Leave No Doubt
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Forgettable
28 September 2016 | by lukechighSee all my reviews

Personally I was very looking forward to this. The trailers look great. The acting looked great. The tension looked great. Daniel Radcliffe looked great. They weren't. So the movie opens with a very rushed beginning of why he actually goes undercover and the introduction of Daniel Radcliffe's character whom I will now look up the name for because I cannot remember AT ALL. My point proved. So Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe) is a mid 20's geek in the CIA who is bullied by other CIA members? It doesn't matter if that actually happened, the bully aspect of the movie plays no part to the rest of the story. So Toni Colette's character comes in, tells him about racists who he has to stop by going undercover as one of them. The plot is very rushed. Then he within the span of 5 minutes becomes a highly regarded white supremacist. That's the non spoiler opening of the movie.

There are several problems with this movie: 1) Miscast - I believe Danielle Radcliffe was very miscast in this movie and didn't bring a very believable performance as non racist and racist characters. 2) Pacing - The pacing was all off, they spent ages on stuff that didn't matter and very little time on set up for the parts that actually contribute to the story. 3) Too many characters - Throughout the film Nate Foster connects with different layers of the White Supremacist organisation, a new group of people per layer. It does not give enough time showing him infiltrating and connecting with these groups. When they pop up later in the movie an hour since they were last shown it feels forced. 4) The Ending - The ending feels like they had a really good set up and script for it but then they realised they only had 2 days of shooting left so they skipped most of it, that's all I'll say about that.

The Good: 1) Conflict and Tension - The conflict with the people in the Nazi/KKK organisations and tension is great but also with people outside of it. There is a scene in which a black friend sees him in the street (unaware of his undercover identity) and to keep his cover hidden he says some very racist very harsh things, which is actually quite hard to watch sometimes.

The Verdict: If/ When it goes onto Netflix and you don't know what to watch, you're bored and in the mood for an infiltration movie, this is the one to watch, any other case I would just skip this one.


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Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hopewell, Virginia, USA See more »

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