The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

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  1. John McNamara


  2. Jay Roach


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bryan Cranston

    Bryan Cranston

    Dalton Trumbo

  2. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane

    Cleo Trumbo

  3. Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren

    Hedda Hopper

  4. Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning

    Nikola Trumbo

  5. Louis C.K.

    Louis C.K.

    Arlen Hird

  6. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Frank King

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $8,235,661.00

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Release Information

  • October 23, 2015
    R, Premiere
  • October 27, 2015
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • November 6, 2015
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • November 25, 2015
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Reno

By Reno

He's a gifted writer yet different from others around him.

I think it was a sensitive subject for a movie, especially to be made in Hollywood. Communism and United States are like two opposite poles. So portraying an American who supports it is a challenging task for any moviemakers. But the director of 'Meet the Parents' did a great job. Yep, you don't have to take sides while a watch. Of course, the movie discussed the issue of conflict over the types of ruling system, but it was only in the initial part that kind of looked strong. While the story advancing, that topic completely weakene... read the rest.

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