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The East (2013)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

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Zal Batmanglij
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Sarah
Alexander Skarsgård ... Benji
Ellen Page ... Izzy
Toby Kebbell ... Doc
Shiloh Fernandez ... Luca
Aldis Hodge ... Thumbs
Danielle Macdonald ... Tess
Hillary Baack ... Eve
Patricia Clarkson ... Sharon
Jason Ritter ... Tim
Julia Ormond ... Paige Williams
Billy Magnussen ... Porty McCabe
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Robert McCabe (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
John Neisler ... Rory Huston
Jamey Sheridan ... Richard Cannon
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A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Written by Anonymous

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Spy on us, we'll spy on you.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,031, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$2,301,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,401,510
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Toby Kebbell who plays Doc, later plays the similarly named Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (2015). Both self-proclaimed doctors commit acts of terrorism which they believe are for the greater good. See more »

Goofs

When Jane sneaks away from the people on the beach while they are still sleeping, she takes a pair of their shoes and leaves her sandals in their place, she also takes one of their bicycles. In the next scene she is riding the bicycle she took, but she is still wearing her sandals. See more »

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[first lines]
Izzy: It's easy when it's not your home; easy when it's not your life. The place where you sleep, your kids, your wife. But when it's your fault it shouldn't be so easy to sleep at night. Especially when we know where you live. Barry Redmond, CEO of Lorex Oil, 2641 River Rock Road, East Hampton. You dumped fifteen million barrels of crude into the Atlantic. We don't care how rich you are. We want all those who are guilty to experience the terror of their crimes, because it shouldn't be ...
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Corporate America versus the Anarchists: Is anyone right?
19 May 2013 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

Just saw this movie courtesy of the San Jose Camera Cinema Club. This is a well-acted, thought-provoking movie that asks many questions about the balance between the excesses of corporate America and the excesses of violent anarchist groups fighting against them. (Think Weather Underground and the SLA.) The protagonist is a young woman working for a top private security company in the Washington DC beltway on behalf of those corporations. She's assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group called "The East" to prevent damage to her company's corporate clients. The ensuing exposition of the anarchist group's actions ("jams") makes for a very suspenseful and credible movie with many plot twists and turns including the ending of the movie, which is diffused with the credits. Nothing is as it seems, just like a good spy movie ought to be. So go see the movie and don't leave until the credits finish rolling.


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