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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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  • Many scenes set at 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister of the United Kingdoms's office) were actually filmed at the real 10 Downing Street. The production gained access to the location largely because the staff were extremely excited to meet the actors who were playing their fictional counterparts.
  • Prior to filming, Armando Iannucci gained access to the US Department of State by flashing a simple photo ID to a security guard and saying "BBC. I'm here for the 12:30." He then spent a few hours walking around taking pictures for his set designers. The meeting in which General Miller is stood up by Linton Barwick was also scheduled for 12:30.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): Simon and Toby land in DC at what seems to be the afternoon (it is still full daylight, there are no long shadows and they proceed to the hotel and discuss what they'll do that evening). They phone Judy in London to arrange transport for them. She is woken by the call in what she says is the middle of the night. But DC is only 5 hours behind London, so it should be no later than mid-evening there.
  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): While Malcolm Tucker might consider "climb the mountain of conflict" would be something a "Nazi Julie Andrews" might say, it was Marjorie McKay (ghosting for Peggy Wood, who played the Mother Abbess) and not Julie Andrews who sang "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in The Sound of Music (1965).
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