Nothing But the Truth

Synopsis: Thinking Pulitzer Prize and hoping to bring down a President, D.C. political columnist Rachel Armstrong writes that the President ignored the findings of a covert CIA operative when ordering air strikes against Venezuela. Rachel names the agent, Erica Van Doren, a woman whose young daughter is in Rachel's son's class at school. The government moves quickly to force Rachel to name her source. She's jailed for contempt when she refuses. She won't change her mind, and the days add up. Chaos descends on Van Doren's life as well. First Amendment versus national security, marriage and motherhood versus separation. What's the value of a principle?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Rod Lurie
Production: Paramount Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
108 min

We go now, there's nothing they can do.

Okay. Look, legally the story is solid.

Everything is factually in line.

There's no libel.

Well, that's all that's important, right?

I wish you would let me know

who your source is on this.

A title, a job description.

Okay, look,

we have two confirming sources.

Rachel told me who they are,

and I'm comfortable with them.

We have Van Doren's letter

to the CIA director

that the Feds gave to Rachel.

- That's enough to go to press.

- It's your flip of the coin.

I'm just saying

that what you guys are okay with,

the government may not be.

The laws are murky.

I'm sorry, what?

It's illegal for a government official

to reveal the identity

of an undercover CIA agent.

Okay. Well, I'm not a government official.

I don't understand why you're bringing...

You know what?

We've already discussed this.

Bonnie's signed off on it.

As long as we all know

what we're dealing with.

All right, we know.

Okay, do you know how to find her?

Van Doren?


I'll go to her as soon as I get out of here.

Our kids go to school together,

if you can believe that.

- No sh*t?

- Yeah.

Okay, you feel comfortable

going to her for comment?


Yeah! That's it! Come on! Pass it in!

- Stay open, Ali!

- Angela, pass it to me.

I got it! I got it!

Come on now! Push up! Push up!

Yes, Ali! Good job! Good job!

Kick it, honey! Kick it hard!

Good pass!

Spread out, girls! Spread out!

Get in there! Come on!

- Hey.

- Hello.

Oh, no. Defense! Come on, defense! Allison.

- She's doing great out there.

- Yeah.

- Every one of them chases the ball.

- Well, nobody likes defense.

Come on, Ali! Come on.

- She is in Mr. Cody's class. Right?

- Yeah.

- Yeah, my son, too.

- I see.

- Come on, Allison.

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Rod Lurie

Rod Lurie (born May 15, 1962) is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film critic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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