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Number: 100

poster Burn After Reading

IMDb Rating:
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7.0/10 (287709 votes)

Country: USA, 96 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director(s): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof. Information on the disc leads them to Osbourne who rejects their sales pitch; then they visit the Russian embassy. To sweeten the pot, they decide they need more of Osbourne's secrets. Meanwhile, Linda's boss likes her, and Harry's wife leaves for a book tour. All roads lead to Osbourne's house.


photo George Clooney George Clooney Harry Pfarrer
photo Frances McDormand Frances McDormand Linda Litzke
photo Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Chad Feldheimer
photo John Malkovich John Malkovich Osborne Cox
photo Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton Katie Cox

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1