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State of Play is a mystery political thriller drama film about a journalist and police detective who investigate the suspicious death of a Congressman's mistress. The storyline follows a series of strange events, including a shot witness and possible suicide which lead a team of journalists and police detectives to find out exactly what is happening in the city. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn, Jeff Daniels, and Helen Mirren. Based on a six-part British television serial of the same name.

State of Play received great reviews upon its release, but received only moderate success at the theaters. The film was not nominated for an Oscar. Read on for some quotes from State of Play.


Stephen Collins: You're just seeking the truth. You're a truth seeker. You can't help it, that is just who you are. You're such a hypocrit. You're not interested in me. You come in here, it's all about you and you get your story. I trusted you. You're my friend! You were suppose to be my friend anyway.
Cal McAffrey: Coffee is free for friends of the press. I heard a young girl was murdered.
Det. Donald Bell: Who told you that?
Cal McAffrey: Who might have wanted Sonja dead?
Stephen Collins: She had access to everything we were doing, and I believe they killed her for it.
Cal McAffrey: You got to protect yourself, man.
Stephen Collins: You cannot connect anything back to me.
Det. Donald Bell: It's not a story, it's a case!
Det. Donald Bell: [to approaching reporter] Whatever you're sellin', I ain't buyin'.
Cameron Lynne: I want you to do a complete rundown on this Sonia Baker: who she knew, who she blew, the color of her knickers.
Cal McAffrey: Good night everybody. See you tomorrow...
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