Burn After Reading

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This is a comedic tale of espionage. An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

  1. Ethan Coen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Joel Coen

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. George Clooney

    George Clooney

    Harry Pfarrer

  2. Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand

    Linda Litzke

  3. Tilda Swinton

    Tilda Swinton

    Katie Cox

  4. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Chad Feldheimer

  5. Richard Jenkins

    Richard Jenkins

    Ted Treffon

  6. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich

    Ozzie Cox

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $37,000,000.00

Revenue $163,720,069.00

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Release Information

  • September 12, 2008
    R, Theatrical



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