The Resource State of play, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films present ; in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray ; an Andell Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Fourth GbmH, and Dentsu Inc, (DVD)

State of play, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films present ; in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray ; an Andell Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Fourth GbmH, and Dentsu Inc, (DVD)

Label
State of play
Title
State of play
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures and Working Title Films present ; in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray ; an Andell Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Fourth GbmH, and Dentsu Inc
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; production designer, Mark Friedberg ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes ; costume designer, Jacqueline West
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content; includes depictions of tobacco consumption; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.S73 2009
PerformerNote
Russell Crowe (Cal McAffrey), Ben Affleck (Stephen Collins), Rachel McAdams (Della Frye), Robin Wright Penn (Anne Collins), Jason Bateman (Dominic Foy), Jeff Daniels (George Fergus), Helen Mirren (Cameron Lynne), Michael Berresse (Robert Bingham), Harry Lennix (Detective Bell), Viola Davis (Dr. Judith Franklin), David Harbour (PointCorp insider), Michael Weston (Hank), Josh Mostel (Pete), Barry Shabaka Henley (Gene Stavitz), Michael Jace (Officer Brown), Katy Mixon (Rhonda Silver), Brennan Brown (Andrew Pell), Stephen Park (Chris Kawai), Wendy Makkena (Greer Thornton)
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  • Macdonald, Kevin
  • Carnahan, Matthew Michael
  • Gilroy, Tony
  • Ray, Billy
  • Hauptman, Andrew
  • Bevan, Tim
  • Fellner, Eric
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Affleck, Ben
  • McAdams, Rachel
  • Wright, Robin
  • Bateman, Jason
  • Daniels, Jeff
  • Mirren, Helen
  • Berresse, Michael
  • Lennix, Harry J
  • Davis, Viola
  • Harbour, David
  • Weston, Michael
  • Mostel, Josh
  • Henley, Barry Shabaka
  • Jace, Michael
  • Mixon, Katy
  • Brown, Brennan
  • Park, Stephen
  • Makkena, Wendy
  • Heffes, Alex
  • Abbott, Paul
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Working Title Films
  • Studio Canal
  • Relativity Media
  • Andell Entertainment (Firm)
  • International Filmproduktion Stella-del Sud Fourth (Firm)
  • Dentsū
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
128
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  • Abbott, Paul
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Politicians
  • Conspiracy
  • Political corruption
  • Spin doctors
  • Murder
  • Business brokerage
  • Armed Forces
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Feature films
  • Feature films
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Action and adventure films
  • Film adaptations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
State of play, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films present ; in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray ; an Andell Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Fourth GbmH, and Dentsu Inc, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the BBC television series created by Paul Abbott
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.); The making of "State of Play" [featurette] (19 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Investigative reporting -- Congressional hearing -- Breaking news -- Plausable alternative -- Gathering facts -- Substantiating evidence -- Military connection -- Couple of questions -- Blood on your hands -- Digging deeper -- Inside information -- Just a source -- Lethal lead -- Going to press -- Working the slant -- Other side -- Corporate cover-up -- For the record -- Truth be told -- End titles
Control code
ocn351778525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (128 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025195040075
  • 025195040075
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61104845
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)351778525
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
State of play, Universal Pictures and Working Title Films present ; in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Tony Gilroy and Billy Ray ; an Andell Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ; in association with International Film Production Stella-del-Sud Fourth GbmH, and Dentsu Inc, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the BBC television series created by Paul Abbott
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.); The making of "State of Play" [featurette] (19 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Investigative reporting -- Congressional hearing -- Breaking news -- Plausable alternative -- Gathering facts -- Substantiating evidence -- Military connection -- Couple of questions -- Blood on your hands -- Digging deeper -- Inside information -- Just a source -- Lethal lead -- Going to press -- Working the slant -- Other side -- Corporate cover-up -- For the record -- Truth be told -- End titles
Control code
ocn351778525
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (128 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025195040075
  • 025195040075
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
61104845
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)351778525
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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