Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading (2008)

Intelligence is relative.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-09-05
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 2689 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Focus Features
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom, France
  • Directors: , .
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When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.

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  • George Clooney

    as Harry Pfarrer
  • Frances McDormand

    as Linda Litzke
  • Brad Pitt

    as Chad Feldheimer
  • John Malkovich

    as Osborne Cox
  • Tilda Swinton

    as Katie Cox
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Ted
  • Elizabeth Marvel

    as Sandy Pfarrer
  • David Rasche

    as CIA Officer
  • J.K. Simmons

    as CIA Superior
  • Olek Krupa

    as Krapotkin
  • Michael Countryman

    as Alan
  • Kevin Sussman

    as Tuchman Marsh Man
  • J.R. Horne

    as Divorce Lawyer
  • Hamilton Clancy

    as Peck
  • Armand Schultz

    as Olson
  • Raul Aranas

    as Manolo
  • Pun Bandhu

    as Party Guest
  • Karla Mosley

    as Party Guest
  • Jeffrey DeMunn

    as Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Richard Poe

    as Stretching Gym Patron
  • Carmen M. Herlihy

    as Prospective Gym Customer
  • Judy Frank

    as Lawyer's Secretary
  • Sándor Técsy

    as Russian Embassy Escort
  • Yury Tsykun

    as Senior Russian Embassy Man
  • Brian O'Neill

    as Hal
  • Robert Prescott

    as Process Server
  • Matt Walton

    as Morning Show Host
  • Lori Hammel

    as Morning Show Hostess
  • Crystal Bock

    as PR Woman
  • Patrick Boll

    as Sandy's Man
  • Logan Kulick

    as Four-Year-Old Patient
  • Dermot Mulroney

    as Star of "Coming Up Daisy"
  • Robert R. Barry

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Ted Bouton

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Bob Bowersox

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Oliver Buckingham

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Michael Fawcett

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • William Fowle

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Charles Gemmill

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Mitch Giannunzio

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Cliff Goulet

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • William D. Grey

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Gary Henderson

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Ron Kidd

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Bill Massof

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Brian McKeon

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Ken McNeill

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Tim Miller

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Jay Parks

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Roger Rathburn

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Eric Richardson

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Bart Wilder

    as Drunken Princetonian
  • Stephen Ananicz

    as Gym Guy (uncredited)
  • James Thomas Bligh

    as Lt. Macdonald (uncredited)
  • Matt Cannon

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Kimberly Dorsey

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Lil Rhee

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Patrick Michael Strange

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Liam Ferguson

    as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Matthew James Gulbranson

    as Midwestern Tourist (uncredited)
  • RJ Konner

    as Senator (uncredited)
  • Douglas Nelson

    as Man in Park (uncredited)
  • Kevin Tan

    as Suspicious Tourist - Day Player (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Wright

    as Monica (uncredited)
Art Nancy Haigh Set Decoration
Writing Joel Coen Screenplay
Directing Joel Coen Director
Editing Joel Coen Editor
Production Joel Coen Producer
Writing Ethan Coen Screenplay
Directing Ethan Coen Director
Editing Ethan Coen Editor
Production Ethan Coen Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Production Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Production Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Art Jess Gonchor Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Mary Zophres Costume Design
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Craig Berkey Sound Designer
Sound Craig Berkey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Randall Balsmeyer Visual Effects Supervisor
Art David Swayze Art Direction
Production Robert Graf Executive Producer
Production Robert Graf Unit Production Manager
Production David Diliberto Associate Producer
Art Ron Petagna Construction Coordinator
Crew Mick O'Rourke Stunts
Sound Peter F. Kurland Sound Mixer
Art Deborah Jensen Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up David Davenport Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Regan Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Nicole Greenbaum Set Costumer
Sound Greg Orloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Nithya Shrinivasan Assistant Art Director
Crew Wilfred Caban Special Effects
Production Karen Ruth Getchell Production Supervisor
Crew J. John Corbett Title Graphics
Visual Effects Adrienne Winterhalter Visual Effects Producer
Production Michelle Wright Executive In Charge Of Post Production
Directing Betsy Magruder Assistant Director
Crew Steven R. Hammond Transportation Captain
Art Jeffrey D. McDonald Assistant Art Director
Art Tobin Ost Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Fionnuala Lynch Set Costumer