Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, Thriller


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CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.


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30 January 2011 | dennispublic
8
| Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...
First of all: I'm not an American, so I have no interest in any of the left wing vs right wing political immaturity that goes on there. And since I'm being honest: if this film was a work of fiction - it wouldn't have been that great, maybe a 6/10 IMDb rating.

What makes this film absolutely mind blowing is that this stuff actually happened. Wow! You can argue the little details if you wish, but the bulk of this is public record and you're not kidding anyone. This gets an 8/10 on IMDb from me because it's non-fiction and it's a very very important story.

The war in Iraq was a crime and the guilty should be required to watch this movie, a few times. How many thousands of lives could have been saved? Feel shame and learn from your mistakes. Get mad! Don't ever be fooled like this again!!!

Frankly this movie should be shown in schools for the next 100 years - it should be considered required viewing in History classes. I think it's important that this little piece of the past is not swept under the rug anytime soon. I praise the makers of this film, I praise Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it - so cherish this 108 minute reminder of America's greatest mistake.

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Trivia

Co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth' said: "The research period was terrifically exciting. It was all very cloak and dagger. People were reluctant to talk about Valerie [Valerie Plame Wilson] at first, especially when they heard we were researching a movie. In fact, we were registered at our hotel as construction executives."


Quotes

Valerie Plame: Jessica McDowell, Gnosos Chemicals.
Chanel Suit: When do you leave Kuala Lumpur, Miss McDowell?
Valerie Plame: I fly to Taiwan Tuesday, then back to Düsseldorf.


Goofs

The movie takes place in 2002-2003, and yet you hear some of the actors talking about blogs, which in that time, were very new services that were barely being used back then.


Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the last names of some of the characters (Hafiz, Jack, Bill, Dr. Zahraa, Paul, Ali, Hammad, Beth and Pete) are redacted.


Alternate Versions

According to Decider.com, the changes in the 2018 director's cut are: -The new version runs 1 hour and 54 minutes to the original's 1 hour and 48 minutes

  • The Director's Cut shows Plame leading a quiet raid on a shipping facility in order to intercept a detonator
  • A scene where Wilson expresses his frustration and fear that he can't know where Plame is being sent or whether she's okay
  • A short scene airs after a clip of Bush giving his State of the Union speech where he alluded to Iraq's use of uranium, where we see Iraq at dusk, peaceful, before the U.S. shock-and-awe bombing began
  • An extended scene between Plame and her friend Diana (Brooke Smith) after Plame's cover has been blown
  • An extension of a scene where Plame and Wilson argue in their kitchen
  • A scene where Joe is harassed at a restaurant and he yells back at the woman is trimmed up a bit
  • A closing montage of Wilson speaking at various college lectures is re-edited
  • The final scene of Naomi Watts as Plame testifying before Congress has been swapped for different shots
  • The postscript: "In 2018 President Trump gave Libby a full pardon."


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Clint Eastwood
Written by
Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Del (as Del tha Funkee Homosapien)
Performed by Gorillaz
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

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Biography | Drama | Thriller

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