Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: October 19, 2007
DVD: February 19, 2008

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Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Omar Metwally


Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal), a CIA analyst based in North Africa, is forced to question his assignment after he witnesses the brutal and unorthodox interrogation of an Egyptian-American by secret North African police.

When Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwalley), an Egyptian-American chemical engineer whose family emigrated to the United States when he was a boy, is suspected of a terrorist act, his pregnant wife, Isabella El-Ibrahimi (Reese Witherspoon), does everything in her power to find her missing husband, who has seemingly disappeared during a flight from Cape Town, South Africa to Washington, D.C.

She enlists the help of a politically-connected college friend, Alan Smith (Peter Sarsgaard), an aid to Senator Hawkins (Alan Arkin), who uncovers the troubling fact that Anwar has been shipped off to a third World country for interrogation on the orders of the CIA's head of terrorism, Corrine Whitman (Meryl Streep).

Isabella and Douglas team up to secure Anwar's release from a secret detention facility somewhere in the Middle East.

Director: Gavin Hood
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Steve Golin, Marcus Viscidi, David Kanter, Omar Metwally, Chris Sivertson
Screenplay: Kelley Sane
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