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The Recruit

The Recruit

Saturday September 27 at 8.35pm :

The Recruit

Cast: Colin Farrell, Al Pacino, Bridget Moynahan

Director: Roger Donaldson

In an era when the country's first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, comes an explosive thriller starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell.

For the first time, the CIA's infamous closed doors are opened, giving an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and how they learn to survive in a world of secrets.

James Clayton (Colin Farrell) might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person that Walter Burke (Al Pacino) wants in the Agency.

James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are moulded into seasoned veterans.

As Burke teaches him the ropes and the rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and in the process falls for Layla (Bridget Moynahan), one of his fellow recruits.

But just when James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole.

As the suspense builds toward a gripping climax, it soon becomes clear that the CIA's old maxims are true: "trust no one" and "nothing is what it seems."

Directed by New Zealander Roger Donaldson.

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