Burn after Reading (2008)

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. - synopsis from IMDB

 Cast  - full listing

 Genres

comedy, crime

 Facts & Figures

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.

Rated 7.0 on IMDB from 258421 votes.

Runtime: 96 min.

Seen: 02 Nov 2008

Burn after Reading

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