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Closed Circuit (2013)

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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

Director:

John Crowley

Writer:

Steven Knight (screenplay) (as Steve Knight)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Lock ... Mother
Katherine Press ... Pregnant Daughter
Patrick Warner Patrick Warner ... Young Man on Cellphone
Ricky Nixon ... Fish Trader
Daniel Tuite ... Drinks Trader
Zora Bishop ... Mother of Toddler
Vicky Jam Vicky Jam ... Teenage Girl
Zahra Ahmadi ... Woman on Cellphone
Steve North ... Angry Trader (as Stephen North)
Denis Moschitto ... Farroukh Erdogan
Pinar Ögün Pinar Ögün ... Ilkay Erdogan
Hasancan Cifci Hasancan Cifci ... Emir Erdogan
Andrew Havill ... News Reporter 1
James Lowe James Lowe ... Simon Fellowes
Jim Broadbent ... Attorney General
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Storyline

It was a typical morning in London when a powerful bomb exploded in the heart of the city. After the smoke cleared, sole surviving terrorist cell member Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto) was quickly taken into custody. As preparations for his trial begin, however, the government's plan to use classified evidence to prosecute the suspect leads the Attorney General (Jim Broadbent) to appoint Special Advocate Claudia Simmons-Howe (Hall) to the case. Claudia's unique position as a government-approved defense lawyer ensures that she can review the top-secret evidence, and advocate for full disclosure during the inevitable "closed" session portion of the trial. Once Claudia has reviewed the evidence, however, any communication with the defense team and the defendant himself is strictly forbidden. Later, When Erdogan's lawyer dies just before the trial begins, Claudia's driven ex-lover, attorney Martin Rose (Bana), takes his place. Realizing that their previous affair could jeopardize their...

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Taglines:

They see your every move


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Closed Circuit See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,464,931, 1 September 2013

Gross USA:

$5,750,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,331,939
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Broadbent played in the 1995 movie "Richard III" with a young Robert Downey, Jr., who would go on to play the Marvel super-hero character Iron Man. In this movie he plays alongside Eric Bana who played another Marvel super hero in 2004's "Hulk". See more »

Goofs

When Claudia meets Martin at the hotel, her stockings are almost completely torn, and she is virtually barefoot. Later as she leaves to go to the bathroom, her stockings are intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [walking in a busy market square] You really will have to rethink your lifestyle, you know?
Pregnant Daughter: What lifestyle are you taking about, mum?
Mother: Wine only on Fridays. And try to think about dark green vegetables.
Young Man on Cellphone: [appearing another video monitor] So really, that's the same as saying we'll never see each other again. Well it is. It just is.
Woman on Cellphone: [on another monitor] How can I do anything if I don't know what you want?
Teenage Girl: [in the background] She was so upset about it, and I said to her, "Look," I said, "...
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.127 (2013) See more »

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Here We Go
(Harold Spiro)
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How do you mess up a good hand?
24 December 2013 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

Well watch this film to find out. Good actors, great locations, beautiful cinematography, what's left? oh, script and direction. Actually it's not that simple, It's hard to figure out just what is bad about this film. The pacing is out, it comes across as kinda boring, making out the sinister in the mundane and then turning down the heat. The all powerful unstoppable MI5 apparently has only a handful of operatives. The same people seem to be on 24 our call to do cliché henchmen work. Organisations that are all knowing and powerful seem to trip over their feet in the next scene. The ending (don't fight it, it's bigger than the both of us and in the end it is for the public good) was a decent point to make, but oh what a crappy way of making it. This film ended up being confused instead of exciting and intriguing. What a waste of good resources.


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