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Truth (2015)

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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director:

James Vanderbilt

Writers:

James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Mary Mapes (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Mary Mapes
Robert Redford ... Dan Rather
Topher Grace ... Mike Smith
Dennis Quaid ... Lt. Col. Roger Charles
Elisabeth Moss ... Lucy Scott
Bruce Greenwood ... Andrew Heyward
Stacy Keach ... Lt. Col. Bill Burkett
John Benjamin Hickey ... Mark Wrolstad
David Lyons ... Josh Howard
Dermot Mulroney ... Lawrence Lanpher
Rachael Blake ... Betsy West
Andrew McFarlane ... Dick Hibey
Natalie Saleeba ... Mary Murphy
Noni Hazlehurst ... Nicki Burkett
Connor Burke Connor Burke ... Robert Mapes
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Storyline

The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. "Rathergate") in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father's political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations. Written by Connor Smith

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When Truth becomes your downfall.


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Rated R for language and a brief nude photo | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conspiración y poder See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,232, 16 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,541,554, 7 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third collaboration between Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace, who previously appeared together in Traffic (2000) (though they shared no scenes together) and In Good Company (2004). See more »

Goofs

During the investigation commission, the argument is that the abbreviation, "OETR" did not exist as an official abbreviation and should be OER..Maples then proves that it does exist. The real argument was that "OETR" did not exist prior to 2004 and could not be on an Air Force document in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Mary Mapes: How you're doing, Dan?
Dan Rather: I'm stepping down as anchor.
Mary Mapes: When?
Dan Rather: After inauguration.
Mary Mapes: Oh Dan...
Dan Rather: You didn't cause this, Mary.
Mary Mapes: Well, you're a shitty liar, you know that? Why didn't you ask me? Cos God knows everbody else did when the shit hit the fan. Why didn't you?
Dan Rather: Ask you what?
Mary Mapes: Why didn't you ask me if the documents were real?
Dan Rather: Because I know I didn't need to.
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Crazy Credits

William Devane as The voice of Gen. Hodges on the telephone is not listed in the cast. See more »

Connections

Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Actresses (2016) See more »

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For Sheila
Written by Kenny Werner
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Smart movie, stunning performances
30 January 2016 | by ozjosh03See all my reviews

Truth is a thoughtful, subtle, quietly powerful movie - something you don't see much of these days. Yes, it's about the rights of wrongs of a journalistic investigation, part All The President's Men, part Shattered Glass. But it is also charts what has happened to news in recent decades, in particular how it has become a game of "Gotcha!", as the real issues, arguments and truths get lost in superficialities that better lend themselves to headlines and 30-second grabs, and how the news agenda is buffeted by politics, corporate demands and entertainment values. The films chief assets are a smart, snappy screenplay and an another astoundingly nuanced performance by Cate Blanchett. If she had not won an Oscar nomination for her riveting performance in Carol, then she should surely have been nominated for Truth.


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