An all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, come together in this outrageous spy comedy about murder, blackmail, sex addiction and physical fitness! When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters! From Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award-winning directors of No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski, comes this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining movie that critics are calling, "smart, funny, and original" (Ben Lyons, E!).

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Burn After Reading (2008)

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Drama/Comedy · 1h 36m · 9/12/2008

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An all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, come together in this outrageous spy comedy about murder, blackmail, sex addiction and physical fitness! When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters! From Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award-winning directors of No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski, comes this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining movie that critics are calling, "smart, funny, and original" (Ben Lyons, E!).

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United States, United Kingdom, France

Production Companies

StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Mike Zoss Productions, Working Title Films

Budget

$37,000,000

Revenue

$163,720,069
Part Of
Cast
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George Clooney

Harry Pfarrer
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Frances McDormand

Linda Litzke
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Brad Pitt

Chad Feldheimer
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John Malkovich

Osborne Cox
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Tilda Swinton

Katie Cox
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Richard Jenkins

Ted
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Elizabeth Marvel

Sandy Pfarrer
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David Rasche

CIA Officer Palmer DeBakey Smith
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J.K. Simmons

CIA Superior (as JK Simmons)
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Olek Krupa

Krapotkin
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Michael Countryman

Alan
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Kevin Sussman

Tuchman Marsh Man
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J.R. Horne

Divorce Lawyer (as JR Horne)
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Hamilton Clancy

Peck
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Armand Schultz

Olson
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Pun Bandhu

Party Guest
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Karla Mosley

Party Guest
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Jeffrey DeMunn

Cosmetic Surgeon
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Richard Poe

Stretching Gym Patron
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Carmen M. Herlihy

Prospective Gym Customer
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Raul Aranas

Manolo (as Raul Arañas)
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Judy Frank

Lawyer's Secretary
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Sándor Técsy

Russian Embassy Escort (as Sandor Tecsy)
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Yury Tsykun

Senior Russian Embassy Man
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Brian O'Neill

Hal
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Robert Prescott

Process Server
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Matt Walton

Morning Show Host
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Lori Hammel

Morning Show Hostess
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Crystal Bock

PR Woman
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Patrick Boll

Sandy's Man
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Logan Kulick

Four-Year-Old Patient
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Dermot Mulroney

Star of "Coming Up Daisy"
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Robert R. Barry

Drunken Princetonian
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Ted Bouton

Drunken Princetonian
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Bob Bowersox

Drunken Princetonian
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Oliver Buckingham

Drunken Princetonian
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Michael Fawcett

Drunken Princetonian
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William Fowle

Drunken Princetonian
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Charles Gemmill

Drunken Princetonian
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Mitch Giannunzio

Drunken Princetonian
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Cliff Goulet

Drunken Princetonian
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William D. Grey

Drunken Princetonian
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Gary Henderson

Drunken Princetonian
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Ron Kidd

Drunken Princetonian
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Bill Massof

Drunken Princetonian
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Brian McKeon

Drunken Princetonian
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Ken McNeill

Drunken Princetonian
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Tim Miller

Drunken Princetonian
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Jay Parks

Drunken Princetonian
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Roger Rathburn

Drunken Princetonian
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Eric Richardson

Drunken Princetonian
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Bart Wilder

Drunken Princetonian
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James Thomas Bligh

Lt. Macdonald (uncredited)
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Matt Cannon

Tourist (uncredited)
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Patricia DiZebba

Jogger (uncredited)
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Justin Doescher

Suspicious Man (uncredited)
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Kimberly Dorsey

Tourist (uncredited)
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Liam Ferguson

Businessman (uncredited)
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Joe Jagatic

CIA Agent (uncredited)
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Richard Karn

Self - Family Feud Host (archive footage) (uncredited)
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RJ Konner

Senator (uncredited)
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Steve Konopelski

Waiter (uncredited)
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T. Alloy Langenfeld

Nam Vet Visiting WWII Memorial (uncredited)
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Mike Monroe

Tourist (uncredited)
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Josh Mowery

Business Man (uncredited)
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Kevin Kean Murphy

The Witness (uncredited)
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Douglas Nelson

Man in Park (uncredited)
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Vito Pietanza

Runner (uncredited)
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Devin Rumer

Surveillance Man (uncredited)
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Kenny Shapiro

Driver (uncredited)
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Patrick Michael Strange

Tourist (uncredited)
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Kevin Tan

Suspicious Tourist - Day Player (uncredited)
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Jacqueline Wright

Monica (uncredited)
Crew
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Ethan Coen

Director
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Joel Coen

Director
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Joel Coen

Writer
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Ethan Coen

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Burn After Reading

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/23/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Burn After Reading

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/23/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Burn After Reading

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

12/21/2008

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