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In the Loop

The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A satirical demolition of Whitehall and Washington: politically astute, hilarious and terrifyingly real.

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Released: Jan 22nd, 2009
Budget: N/A
Revenue: $6,149,791.00

In the Loop Main Cast

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Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi
plays Malcolm Tucker
Harry Hadden-Paton
Harry Hadden-Paton
plays Civil Servant
Samantha Harrington
Samantha Harrington
plays Malcolm's Secretary
Gina McKee
Gina McKee
plays Judy Molloy
Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
plays Simon Foster
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): General Miller (James Gandolfini) is wearing a unit patch on his left shoulder. However, officers assigned to the Pentagon, since they are not officially assigned to units, do not wear a shoulder patch. At the apparent time of the movie (pre-Iraq), even the current generic square US Army patch was not as yet authorized.
  • Armando Iannucci, in an interview with Terry Gross (II) on 27 July 2009, said that he at one point told his British cast members to think of "the first time you went to Hollywood", for the scenes that follow the Prime Minister's trip to Washington: "(Y)ou had all sorts of meetings, and all sorts of agents came up to you and said how great you were, and how you thought it was all going to change, and then after your stay in Hollywood for three or four days, you went home empty-handed". He described this as the experience he had when going to Los Angeles a few years before to talk about possibilities for an American version of his show The Thick of It (UK).
  • Director Armando Iannucci provides the voice over for when the UN resolution passes.
  • The shooting script after thirty days of filming was 237 pages long. The first cut of the film was 4.5 hours long. The final edit took four months to complete.
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