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The Ghost Writer

"Read between the lies."

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Feb 12th, 2010
Budget: $45,000,000.00
Revenue: $54,529,013.00
-- General Information --
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 128 Minutes
Genres: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
-- Ratings --
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The Ghost Writer Main Cast

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Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
plays The Ghost
Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal
plays Rick Ricardelli
Tim Preece
Tim Preece
plays Roy
James Belushi
James Belushi
plays John Maddox
Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
plays Sidney Kroll
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • SPOILER: Adam Lang's (Pierce Brosnan) career and his memoirs bear several parallels (intentional or otherwise) with real-life world leaders. Lang's career is a thinly veiled analogue of that of Tony Blair. The title of Lang's autobiography, "My Life," is the same as that of U.S. President Bill Clinton. The circumstances of Lang's assassination just prior to the release of a scandalous memoir are very similar to that of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who was murdered just before the release of a book highly critical of certain other political figures. The conspiracy to elect Lang, orchestrated by his wife and the CIA, resembles allegations often leveled against political wives (notably Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elizabeth Edwards (II)) by conspiracy theorists.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When the Ghost gets disconnected on his cell phone, we hear a fast busy signal. When a cell phone is disconnected it goes dead. There is never a dial tone or a fast busy on disconnect.
  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): When the Ghost stands outside Paul Emmett's house and looks in the mailbox, the letters have all been sent to Belmont, Massachusetts, with a zip code beginning with "023". But Belmont's zip code is 02478.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): In the middle of the movie the Ghost underlines all instances of "Ruth" in the manuscript. Later in the movie he underlines various words including "Ruth" which now has no underlining.
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