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The Recruit

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Original title
The Recruit
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Roger Towne, Mitch Glazer, Kurt Wimmer
Klaus Badelt
Stuart Dryburgh
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Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment
Thriller. Action | Spy Film
Synopsis / Plot
In an era when the country's first line of defence, intelligence, is more important than ever, comes an explosive thriller starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell that for the first time opens the CIA's infamously closed doors and gives an insider's view into the agency: how trainees are recruited, how they're prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton (Colin Farrell) may not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he's one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person Walter Burke (Al Pacino) wants in the CIA. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an ops officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are moulded into seasoned veterans. As Burke teaches him the ropes and rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and falls for Layla, one of the fellow recruits.
But just as James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole. As the suspense builds, it soon becomes clear that the CIA's old mottos are true: "trust no one" and "nothing is what it seems".
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