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Character: Cameron Lynne
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray
Produced by: Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Other cast: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Harry J. Lennix
Release date: April 17, 2009
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 2h 7min

Congressman Stephen Collins is a rising star in Washington; handsome, unflappable and seemingly honorable, he's seen as his party's next presidential nominee. Until, however, his research assistant/mistress is found murdered and damaging secrets come pouring out. Journalist Cal McAffrey, Collins' old friend, must investigate the murder, and walks headlong into a massive cover-up involving some of the nation's most promising political and corporate figures.

Taglines

→ Find The Truth
→ Who’s telling the Lies?

Trivia

♦ Helen Mirren shot all of her scenes in four days.
♦ The photos on display behind the desk in Cameron Lynn’s office are Helen Mirren’s own personal photos and show her with her sister, Kate, and husband Taylor Hackford.

Character’s Quotes

• That’s funny about you. Every time your friend runs for re-election or conducts a hearing, you drop his name to me until we give him some coverage… but he finally does something that actually might sell some newspapers, you render mute. It’s, it’s – incongruous!