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State of play - Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Kevin Macdonald

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

Set amidst the highest echelons of power, Cal McCaffrey is a street-wise reporter whose friendship with a powerful politician is tested when the politician's young advisor is killed by falling in front of a train. When McCaffrey discovers that the two were involved in an adulterous affair and evidence emerges that she might have in fact been murdered, a complex web of intrigue begins to unfold.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime political thriller journalist investigation intrigue murder

Persons of interest

  • Rachel McAdams .... Della Frye
  • Russell Crowe .... Cal McCaffrey
  • Jason Bateman .... Dominic Foy
  • Ben Affleck .... Stephen Collins
  • Robin Wright Penn .... Anne Collins
  • Helen Mirren .... Cameron Lynne
  • Jeff Daniels .... George Fergus
  • Maria Thayer .... Sonia Baker
  • Harry J Lennix .... Donald Bell
  • Wendy Makkena .... Greer Thornton
  • Bonita Friedericy .... Ms Buzzkill
  • Rob Benedict .... Milt
  • Katy Mixon .... Ronda Silver
  • Arabella Field .... Mrs Phillips
  • Gregg Binkley .... Ferris
  • Zoe Lister Jones .... Jessy
  • David Harbour .... Red-Six
  • Eileen Grubba .... Peggy
  • Michael Berresse .... Robert Bingham
  • Christopher Thornton .... Mr Wheelchair
  • Sarah Lord .... Mandi Brokaw
  • Paul Abbott .... Creator
  • Matthew Michael Carnahan .... Screenwriter
  • Tony Gilroy .... Screenwriter
  • Peter Morgan .... Screenwriter
  • Kevin Macdonald .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The crime, political, thriller movie State of play is directed by Kevin Macdonald and stars Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams.

Government security censorship classification

M (Violence and coarse language)

Surveillance time

117 minutes (1:57 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 28 May 2009

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