Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Assassination of the President

Author: Pat
Location: New York

"The Assassination of the President"

Directed By Michael Mann
Written By Paul Haggis & Michael Mann

Principal Cast:

Dustin Hoffman (President Marshall Goldberg)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Chief Of Staff Vick Riley)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Agent John Michaels)
Paul Giamatti (Press Secretary Isaac Karol)
Forrest Whitaker (Vice President Evan Grendler)
Tom Cruise (Secret Service Director Mike Hutchinson)
Peter Sarsgaard (Barry)
Meryl Streep (First Lady Marilyn Goldberg)
Jennifer Connelly (Sara Fischer)
Robert Downey Jr. (Secretary Of Homeland Defense Zachary Mitchell)
Penny Johnson Jerald (Melinda Brown)
Marcia Gay Harden (Felicity Huxley)
Michael Pena (Agent Juan Cortez)
Edward Burns (Richard Smith)
Willem Dafoe (Adolfo Goez)

"Take the shot"

Michael Mann's latest picture describes thelast days of a Jewish President up to his death at thehands of a Neo-Nazi sniper. Racism and politics(especially when the Black Vice President comes intothe picture) collide in this terrifying look into theinner workings of the White House. Dustin Hoffmanstars as the President along with Philip SeymourHoffman, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Tom Cruise, Forrest Whitaker, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

What the Press Would Say:

Dustin Hoffman stars as the first Jewish US Presidentwho is targeted for assassination by a Neo-Naziorganization with members that claim to be the descendants of Hitler. The cast is filled with A-listactors but it is British Jonathan Rhys Meyers whosteals the scene as a Secret Service agent whobefriends the assassin, played by Peter Sarsgaard. Michael Mann directs and co-writes another realistic thriller that has earned numerous Oscar nominations.

Best Picture
Best Director-Michael Mann
Best Actor-Dustin Hoffman
Best Supporting Actor-Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Best Supporting Actor-Peter Sarsgaard
Best Supporting Actor-Forrest Whitaker
Best Supporting Actress-Meryl Streep
Best Original Screenplay-Paul Haggis & Michael Mann
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Mixing

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