Burn After Reading
Universal Studios (2008)
Action, Adventure
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.0
96 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
George Clooney Harry Pfarrer
Brad Pitt Chad Feldheimer
John Malkovich Osbourne Cox
Frances McDormand Linda Litzke
Tilda Swinton Katie Cox
Richard Jenkins Ted Treffon
Elizabeth Marvel Sandy Pfarrer
David Rasche CIA Officer
J.K. Simmons CIA Superior
Olek Krupa Krapotkin
Michael Countryman Alan
Hamilton Clancy Peck
Armand Schultz Olson
Pun Bandhu Doug Magruder
Jeffrey DeMunn Cosmetic Surgeon
Richard Poe Stretching Gym Patron
Carmen M. Herlihy Prospective Gym Customer
Raul Aranas Manolo
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Producer Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Writer Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Musician Carter Burwell

Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) is a CIA analyst who quits his job and decides to write his memoir. His wife, Katie Cox (Tilda Swinton) is sleeping with Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney), a US Marshall. Katie decides to divorce Osbourne and downloads all of his personal financial files onto a CD. The CD gets left at Hardbodies, a workout gym, where employees Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt) mistake the CD as important top-secret files. To make some extra money, the two decide to blackmail Osbourne. This decision leads to a comical snowball of events.
Edition Details
Edition Widescreen
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 12/23/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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