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Still shot from the movie: Breach.


Based on a true story, Breach recounts the FBI's clandestine operations to catch a notorious mole hiding in their ranks. Ryan Phillippe plays Eric O'Neill , an agent-in-training who is assigned to spy on the suspect, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), a grumpy, mistrustful counterintelligence officer. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 15 Feb 2007
Video Release: 11 Jun 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although Eric is anxious to become an FBI agent, he soon realizes the pressure that comes with the job. What effect does frequent lying have on his life? How does the secretive nature of his job affect his marriage? What other kinds of careers may put a strain on family and marital relationships?

Do you think that religion is portrayed fairly in this film? Is there a line between being a devoted practitioner of one’s religious beliefs and being overzealous?

How does confidence in others affect relationships? Is it always easy to tell who is trustworthy? What breaches in trust are depicted in this film?

To read the actual FBI press release information concerning the arrest of Robert Hanssen, go to


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