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The Report (2019)

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Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

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Scott Z. Burns

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Director Scott Z. Burns, Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, and Daniel Jones discuss how the story of The Report was translated to the screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Daniel Jones
Corey Stoll ... Cyrus Clifford
Evander Duck Jr. ... Off Site Security Guard
Jon Hamm ... Denis McDonough
Linda Powell ... Marcy Morris
Annette Bening ... Senator Dianne Feinstein
Sandra Landers Sandra Landers ... Senate Intelligence Committee Clerk
John Rothman ... Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Victor Slezak ... Senator Jay Rockefeller
Guy Boyd ... Senator Saxby Chambliss
Alexander Chaplin ... Sean Murphy
Joanne Tucker ... Gretchen
Maura Tierney ... Bernadette
Michael C. Hall ... Thomas Eastman
Ian Blackman ... Cofer Black
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Storyline

THE REPORT is a thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones' relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation's top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public. THE REPORT is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and the film also stars Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

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Rated R for some scenes of inhumane treatment and torture, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Torture Report See more »

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$223,712
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Jon Hamm, who plays "Denis McDonough," is an award-winning actor known for his roles in "Mad Men," "Baby Driver," and the Prime Video original series, "Good Omens." See more »

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April: We've been down here for two years now - in this basement. Nobody's waiting for us to come out.
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Those who do not learn history....
18 November 2019 | by BachfeuerSee all my reviews

I followed this story closely when it was current. It interested me so much because, as a grad student in Psychology in the '60s, I often thought that some of my colleagues would have jumped happily at the chance to become monsters like Mitchell and Jessen. That said, I have reservations about seeing this story as a dramatic film with major stars. The same dialogue that so skillfully at least touches upon every relevant point, comes off as somewhat artificial. We, the public, are not accustomed to such fidelity to the facts in a dramatic film. Hence, the lessons are too easy to dismiss. (For similar reasons, I preferred the recent RBG documentary to ON THE BASIS OF SEX.) A related development just outside the scope of this film is the gyrations within the AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION caused by the "enhanced interrogation" scandal. Its ethical code was so vague that Mitchell and Jessen arguably had not violated it. Apparently, psychologists were available for dirty work physicians could not do because of the Hippocratic Oath.


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