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    Added on: 9/3/2007 10:12
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    Silver City (UK)

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: £5.99
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    American iconoclastic director John Sayles (Lone Star) takes aim at contemporary politics and corporate influence, with more than a vague reference to George W. Bush and Republican politics, in this neo-noir detective story.

    Grammatically challenged, "user friendly", gubernatorial candidate Dicky Pilager, has just launched a campaign for the citizens of the New West. But things take an unexpected turn when the taping of an environmental political advert ends up with Pilager reeling in a long-dead corpse. Enter his ferocious campaign manager, Chuck Raven who hires an idealistic journalist turned rumpled private detective, Danny O`Brien, to investigate potential links between the corpse and the Pilager family`s enemies.

    In the tradition of Chinatown and the great `film noirs`, Danny`s investigation pulls him deeper and deeper into a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high-stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers.

    Special Features:
    Web Link

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    John Sayles

    Written By:

    Maria Bello
    Tim Roth
    Thora Birch
    Daryl Hannah
    Kris Kristofferson
    Michael Murphy
    Danny Huston
    Richard Dreyfuss
    Chris Cooper

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