State of play

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Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures :, ©2009.
025195040075, 00025195040075


General Note
Based on the BBC television series created by Paul Abbott.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
General Note
Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.); The making of "State of Play" [featurette] (19 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; production designer, Mark Friedberg ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes ; costume designer, Jacqueline West.
Russell Crowe (Cal McAffrey), Ben Affleck (Stephen Collins), Rachel McAdams (Della Frye), Robin Wright Penn (Anne Collins), Jason Bateman (Dominic Foy), Jeff Daniels (George Fergus), Helen Mirren (Cameron Lynne), Michael Berresse (Robert Bingham), Harry Lennix (Detective Bell), Viola Davis (Dr. Judith Franklin), David Harbour (PointCorp insider), Michael Weston (Hank), Josh Mostel (Pete), Barry Shabaka Henley (Gene Stavitz), Michael Jace (Officer Brown), Katy Mixon (Rhonda Silver), Brennan Brown (Andrew Pell), Stephen Park (Chris Kawai), Wendy Makkena (Greer Thornton).
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French or Spanish.