Suspenseful and scintillating, this action-oriented thriller traces the twists and turns in the life of Nathan Muir (Redford), an experienced CIA operative who is on the brink of retirement, when he finds out that his protege Tom Bishop (Pitt) has been arrested in China for espionage.
No stranger to the machinations of the CIA's top echelon, Muir hones all his skills and irreverent manner in order to find a way to free Bishop. As he embarks on his mission to free Bishop, Muir recalls how he recruited and trained the young rookie, when he was on assignment as a sergeant in Vietnam, their turbulent times together as operatives and the woman who threatened their friendship.
Did you know?
Part of the film was originally set to have been filmed in Israel, but due to the sudden escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (in September-October 2000), and following the requirements of the actors' insurance companies, the filming took place in Morocco instead. Read More