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Cal McCaffrey (Russell Crowe) is well on the road to a successful career in political journalism until he gets involved in a story about his friend, Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck). As the investigative reporter delves deeper, secrets of murder and conspiracy are revealed, which proves Capitol Hill can indeed be a slippery slope.

MPAA Rating PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content.
Theatrical Release April 17, 2009
Cast Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren.
Run Time 127
2009 Universal Pictures Official Movie Website

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