Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading is a 2008 American dark comedy crime drama film directed, produced, written and edited by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

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Rated:  R (movie contains pervasive language, some sexual content and violence)
Run Time:  1h 36min
Release Date:  September 12, 2008 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director:  Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Studio:  Focus Features




Burn After Reading stars George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons, Aleksander Krupa, Kevin Sussman and Dermot Mulroney.

Burn After Reading is the story of Osborne ‘Ozzie’ Cox (John Malkovich) who is a CIA analyst.  Ozzie has a bit of a drinking problem and when faced with a demotion at work, he angrily quits his job and decides to write his memoir.  When his wife Katie (Tilda Swinton) finds out, she uses it as an opportunity to file for divorce and continue her affair with Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney), a married deputy U.S. Marshal.  Katie’s lawyers ask for their financial records and she delivers the records and other files, including, unbeknownst to her, the draft of Ozzie’s memoir.  The lawyer’s assistant copies the files on to a CD, which she accidentally left in the locker room of Hardbodies, a local gym.  The disc is discovered by dim-witted personal trainer Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt) and his co-worker Linda Litzke (France McDormand), who mistakenly believe it to contain sensitive government information and they decide to seek a ransom for the return of the disc.

Movie Quotes

“Give me the CD!” – Osborne Cox
“As soon as you give us the money, dickwad!” – Chad Feldheimer 
“That’s just a kryptonite lock. You can open those fuckers with a bic pen.” – Chad Feldheimer

“Maybe I can get a run in.” – Harry Pfarrer

“My mother had an ass that could pull a buss!” – Linda Litzke

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

George Clooney as Harry Pfarrar

Frances McDormand as Linda Litzke

Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer

John Malkovich as Osborne Cox

Tilda Swinton as Katie Cox

Richard Jenkins as Ted

Elizabeth Marvel as Sandy Pfarrar

David Rasche as CIA Officer

J.K. Simmons as CIA Supervisor

Aleksander Krupa as Krapotkin

Kevin Sussman as Tuchman Marsh Man

Dermot Mulroney as Star of “Coming Up Daisy”