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Burn After Reading (2008)

Directors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt. When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo is intent on exploiting their find. When blackmailing fails, they decide to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, they hand the disc over to the Russians, promising that they will give them more information. Since they don't have any more information, they decide to break into the house of the CIA analyst who created the original disc. Special features: Finding the Burn; DC insiders run amuck; welcome back, George. 96 min. Online Access through LFLFC ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database See bibliography of reviews and articles about this film