The Ghost Writer

Synopsis: An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material.
Director(s): Roman Polanski
Production: Summit Entertainment
  33 wins & 54 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min

also a fundraising program

for the Adam Lang Foundation.

It's a month in the States. That's okay.

Couldn't I bring the manuscript back here

to work on?

I'm afraid not. It's in a secure environment

in Marty Rhinehart's own house.

Only a few people are allowed to handle it.

Sounds more like a bomb than a book.

I will need to see it myself at some point.

I am supposed to be editing it.

Yeah, in theory.

Actually, we need to talk about that.

- How soon can you get over there?

- As soon as you want.

- He'll fly tonight.

- Rick.

It's okay.

Okay, you're in.


- Congratulations.

- Thank you. Thanks.

- Rick.

- Thank you.

Actually, I have something here

- you might want to look at.

- Is that... Is that...

No, no, no, this isn't Adam's book.

No, it's another client of mine.

Yeah, perhaps you can let me know

what you think.


Okay, if you're gonna get

that evening flight,

we'd better talk contracts with Rick here.

Wanna show our friend to the door?

Would you?


Call you in an hour, buddy.




There's something not quite right

about this project.

- What? Me, you mean?

- Obviously you.

And McAra. Suicide?

He didn't strike me as the suicidal type.

Always nice to see you, Roy.

Good luck.

Oh, God.

Thank you.

- Yeah?

- Congratulations!

- On what?

- On having me as your agent.

Yeah, I can hardly believe my luck.

Are you packed?

I just got mugged.

Shit! Are you okay?

Yeah, all they took was the manuscript

that Sidney Kroll gave me.

What? Why?

I don't know. You tell me.

Are you hurt?

No, I'm fine. I think they must

have followed me from Rhinehart's.

Why would they do that?

Well, maybe they thought

I had Lang's book.

I knew this whole thing was a bad idea.

You're still okay to fly tonight, right?

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