State of Play

State of Play

Russell Crowe
Director: Kevin MacDonald Cast: Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
, Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
, Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
Kevin MacDonald

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The Last King of Scotland director Kevin McDonald teams with screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan for this American adaptation of the hit British miniseries concerning the suspicious circumstances that set a rising congressman and a dogged reporter on a dangerous collision course. U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is handsome, unflappable, and ascending the ladder of power with unprecedented speed. He's the future of his political party, and as the chairman of a committee assigned to oversee defense spending, he's got all the right connections. As the presidential race draws near, Washington insiders begin to speculate that Collins will earn his party's nomination for the country's top job. The prospect of Collins becoming president seems less and less likely, however, when his research assistant/mistress is viciously murdered, and some unsavory truths begin to surface. Collins was once a close friend to Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), now a top reporter in the nation's capital. Assigned the task of investigating Collins by his ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar winner Helen Mirren), McAffrey recruits fellow reporter Della (Rachel McAdams) in order to track down the truth and identify the killer. But McAffrey has just walked into a cover-up of unprecedented proportions, and in a game where billions of dollars are at stake, life, love, and integrity are luxuries that simply cannot be afforded.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2009
UPC: 0025195040075
Original Release: 2009
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 30,615

Special Features

Deleted scenes; The Making of State of Play: Take a behind-the-scenes look at creating State of Play with director Kevin McDonald and cast members Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Crowe Cal McAffrey
Ben Affleck Congressman Stephen Collins
Rachel McAdams Della Frye
Helen Mirren Cameron Lynne
Robin Wright Anne Collins
Jason Bateman Dominic Foy
Jeff Daniels Senator George Fergus
Michael Berresse Michael Bingham
Harry J. Lennix Detective Donald Bell
Josh Mostel Pete
Michael Weston Hank
Barry "Shabaka" Henley Gene Stavitz
Viola Davis Dr. Judith Franklin
David Harbour PointCorp Insider
Sarah Lord Mandi
Tuck Milligan PointCorp Executive
Stephen Park Chris Kawai
Brennan Brown Andrew Pell
Maria Thayer Sonia Baker
Wendy Makkena Greer Thornton
Zoe Lister-Jones Jessy
Michael Jace Officer Brown
Rob Benedict Milt
Ladell Preston Deshaun Stagg

Technical Credits
Kevin MacDonald Director
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Nick Angel Musical Direction/Supervision
Tim Bevan Producer
Marty Bresin Special Effects Supervisor
Matthew Michael Carnahan Screenwriter
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Tony Gilroy Screenwriter
Greg Graham Choreography
Andrew Hauptman Producer
Eric Hayes Co-producer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Alex Heffes Score Composer
Richard L. Johnson Art Director
Avy Kaufman Casting
Gary Marcus Asst. Director
Kwame Parker Associate Producer
Rodrigo Prieto Cinematographer
Billy Ray Screenwriter
E. Bennett Walsh Executive Producer
Jacqueline West Costumes/Costume Designer
Jay Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
Justine Wright Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- State of Play
1. Investigative Reporting [5:39]
2. Congressional Hearing [3:22]
3. Breaking News [6:09]
4. Plausible Alternative [4:52]
5. Gathering Facts [8:51]
6. Substantiating Evidence [5:42]
7. Military Connection [7:11]
8. A Couple of Questions [4:15]
9. Blood On Your Hands [5:32]
10. Digging Deeper [4:43]
11. Inside Information [5:19]
12. Just a Source [5:24]
13. Lethal Lead [6:09]
14. Going to Press [2:26]
15. Working the Slant [3:02]
16. The Other Side [9:04]
17. Corporate Cover-Up [6:48]
18. For the Record [3:33]
19. Truth Be Told [7:35]
20. End Titles [12:10]

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