Why to Watch - State of Play

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State of Play (2009) Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 127min | April 17, 2009 (United States) 7.1
Director: Kevin MacdonaldWriter: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy RayStars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben AffleckSummary: A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Representative's assistant (Maria Thayer) falls in front of a subway, two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Representative and the aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye (Rachel McAdams), Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it's worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story. —The Massie Twins


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