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

- Get those people out of the way!

- Go! Go! Go!

The President has been shot!

There were at least three gunshots.

There appear to be at least...

Get those people out of the f***ing way.

Let's go!

I'm all right.

To the van. Let's go! Let's go!

Was anyone else hit?

Go! Go! Go! Go!

- Call my wife. Tell her I'm okay.

- He got through security.

Repeat, he got through security.

- Tell her I'm okay.

- We will, Mr. President.

- God damn it!

- We'll call her.

MSNBC has confirmed

that a few minutes ago,

US war planes struck military bases

in Venezuela

in retaliation for the assassination attempt

on President Lyman three weeks ago.

Our Emily Boyd is on the ground in Caracas.

Emily, what are you hearing now?

Jim, as you can imagine, the situation

on the ground in Caracas

can be described as a state of chaos.

Apparently, President Lyman responded

to a CIA report

said to have overwhelmingly

and conclusively asserted

Venezuela's involvement

in the assassination attempt.

President Lopez's government...

Four bottles of milk on the wall

Four bottles of milk

You take one down, you pass it around

Three bottles of milk on the wall

Three bottles of milk on the wall

Oh, my God, this song.

Is this what we got in trouble for

in Abu Ghraib?

I don't know why anybody actually signed

up to be a room mother.


Hey, Timmy!

- What are you doing?

- Sorry, Mom.

Can you just, like,

sing along with everybody else?

I don't have a good voice.

Well, me, neither. Come on, sing along.

Come on.

- Mrs. Robinson?

- Yeah, what is it, dear?

Nicky Ludlow keeps pulling on my hair,

and he won't stop.

Well, just switch seats.

But the bus is full.

You know what, just stay right here. Okay?

I'll deal with it.

You're a tattletale!

- I am not!

- You just told on Nicky.

That's because he won't stop.

- You're a tattletale.

- Timmy, that's enough. Stop it.

- That's enough.

- But you're not supposed to tattle.

Well, you're not supposed

to have to put up with bullies, either.

Come on.

Capital Sun Times.

It's gonna be the Redskins.

You know what you call 53 people

watching the Super Bowl?

- No, sir.

- The Washington Redskins.

That's what you call them.

Larry, you should be supporting

the home team.

I would support the North Koreans

if they were playing

the Washington Redskins.

All right, Judy, give it four hours

as top story on the Net, I guess.

- Thank you, B.B.

- That's it, boss. I think.

Okay. Thanks, everybody.

Let's make it a good one.

Let me ask you a question.

How many Olympians do we have in town?

Oh, quite a few.

Rache, stick around a minute, would you?

You know there's that track star, right?

From Georgetown?

- Yeah.

- Okay, get on him, too, all right?

- Get the door for me, would you, Kelly?

- No problem.


Okay, Rache.

We're gonna fast track the story. Your story.

Really? When?

The New York Times has gotten hold

of some of the information,

so we're going to beat them to the punch.


Want to get it on the doorsteps tomorrow.

I mean, it's a killer story.

No, I know. It's Watergate. It's Iran-Contra.

It mean, it's a "holy sh*t" piece, Bonnie.

- It's gonna take them down.

- Rachel.

- Sorry. Gotta rein it in. I'm kind of excited.

- Okay, we gotta remain objective.

Well, fine. We'll objectively bring down

the White House.

What else do you need to do

to finish the story?

I gotta call the White House.

Of course, go to Van Doren herself.

Out of curiosity,

why haven't you spoken to her yet?

Avril, I already told you,

if we went to her too early,

we give the CIA time to shut the story down.

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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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