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Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 108
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Rod Lurie
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

  • Don't Reveal the Source

  • Writing by: Rod Lurie – (written by)

    Produced by: Dennis Brown – executive producer
    Marc Frydman – producer
    David Glasser – executive producer
    William J. Immerman – executive producer
    Rod Lurie – producer
    James Spies – executive producer
    Bob Yari – producer

    Cast: Kate Beckinsale – Rachel Armstrong
    Matt Dillon – Patton Dubois
    Angela Bassett – Bonnie Benjamin
    Alan Alda – Alan Burnside
    Vera Farmiga – Erica Van Doren
    David Schwimmer – Ray Armstrong
    Courtney B. Vance – Agent O'Hara
    Noah Wyle – Avril Aaronson
    Floyd Abrams – Judge Hall
    Preston Bailey – Timmy Armstrong
    Kristen Bough – Allison Van Doren

    Music: Larry Groupé
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    Plot Outline: In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
    Plot: Thinking Pulitzer Prize and hoping to bring down a President, D.C. political columnist Rachel Armstrong writes that the President ignored the findings of a covert CIA operative when ordering air strikes against Venezuela. Rachel names the agent, Erica Van Doren, a woman whose young daughter is in Rachel's son's class at school. The government moves quickly to force Rachel to name her source. She's jailed for contempt when she refuses. She won't change her mind, and the days add up. Chaos descends on Van Doren's life as well. First Amendment versus national security, marriage and motherhood versus separation. What's the value of a principle?

    Movie Quotes: Ray Armstrong:”>staring at his wife's new story] You made the top page!

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Shortly after the credits begin, there is a short scene in which Carl and Allison ride down a mountain road on body skates.

    Goofs: We know about 21 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Carl and Allison take cover from the rain in a barn. Carl, who should be soaking wet, has only a few water stains on his shoulders. His hair and face are completely dry.

    Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • There is a scene in the movie where Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) is given a lie detector test because the CIA suspects that she leaked her own identity. Rod Lurie brought in a real life polygraphist to polygraph her for the scene. He asked her if her name was Erica Van Doren and if she worked for the CIA. After the scene was over the polygraphist called Lurie over to tell him that Farmiga beat the polygraph test because the machine said that she was telling the truth.
    • Rod Lurie's previous film Resurrecting the Champ (2007) also dealt with a journalist seeking a big story and trying to get the Pulitzer Prize. Both films were also influenced by true events.
    • According to Roger Ebert, Matt Dillon said that he played his role as if he were the good guy rather than the antagonist.

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