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Release Date: February 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe), a low-level surveillance expert with the FBI, believes he is accomplishing his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent, with his unexpected promotion and assignment to work with renowned agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper). However, he soon learns the reason for his promotion is to gain Hanssen's trust and find proof that he is a traitor to the country.

Cast: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Cole, Bruce Davison, Mary Jo Deschanel, Clare Stone

Director: Billy Ray

Genres: Action, Thriller

Production Co: Outlaw Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This is a quiet, meticulously plotted chamber piece, not the booming, lightning-paced orchestral affair we know as the contemporary action film in the Age of Ludlum. show more

  • The movie is serious, intelligent, intentionally claustrophobic and awfully somber -- you remember it in black and white, though it was shot (by the masterful Tak Fujimoto) in color. But you'll remember Mr. Cooper's performance for exactly what it is, an uncompromising study in the gradual decay of a soul.

  • In this film, everything comes down to the acting. Chris Cooper, one of our finest screen actors, gets inside the mysterious traitor. Ryan Phillippe has just the right gung-ho determination tempered with a touch of naivete as O'Neill. Meanwhile, Laura Linney nails the role of a career agent. show more

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