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State of Play (2009)
Drama
 
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party--an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out. D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron, who has assigned him to investigate the murder. As he and partner Della try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And, in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe. Rated PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn
Produced by: Tim Bevan
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Paul Abbott
Running time: 1hr 57min
Opens: Apr 17, 2009 Nationwide
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