When reporter Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor (Matt Dillon) and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside (Alan Alda) argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
reporter, cia agent, prosecutor, attorney, husband, editor, suspenseful, profound, melodramatic, washington, d.c., courtroom, newsroom, restaurant, prison, cemetery, journalism, court battles, espionage, undercover operations, marriage, ethics, quest, underdog, sacrifice, 2000s
Intelligently written. Potent performances. Superlative gripping story. A principled film that speaks soberly and passionately about standing up for one's principles; be it a soccer mom, CIA agent or reporter.
1. Amazon Video : Rent from $1.99, Or $0.00 with a Prime membership