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Burn After Reading

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2008 | R | Comedy Suspense | 1hr, 36m

An ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

U.S. Release Date

Burn After Reading release date was Friday, September 12, 2008.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Directed by

Joel Coen


Joel Coen
Ethan Coen


Rating MPAA

R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence


A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. CIA agent Osborne Cox decides to pen his memoirs and is fired from the agency. The disc containing the memoirs inadvertently gets left in a ladies locker room at a gym, where Linda and co-worker Chad, hatch a plan to sell its contents to the highest bidder.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Shooting is scheduled to begin in August (5/25/07).

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