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State of Play

Rating:PG-13 (for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:April 17, 2009
Running time:117 minutes
Cast:Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman
Director:Kevin MacDonald
Producer:Tim Bevan
Writer:Matthew Michael Carnahan, Paul Abbott
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party--an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out. D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron, who has assigned him to investigate the murder. As he and partner Della try to uncover the killer's identity, McCaffrey steps into a cover-up that threatens to shake the nation's power structures. And, in a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicos, he will discover one truth: when billions are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is ever safe.

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