Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory

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Director: Richard Donner

Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart

     
 

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Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is a New York City cab driver who seems to have absorbed every bit of crackpot information passed along as "suppressed news" that's surfaced on talk radio or the Internet in the past 20 years. Anti-United Nations militia men who are actually U.N. operatives? NASA scientists engineering earthquakes? Oliver Stone's secret life as a government… See more details below

Overview

Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is a New York City cab driver who seems to have absorbed every bit of crackpot information passed along as "suppressed news" that's surfaced on talk radio or the Internet in the past 20 years. Anti-United Nations militia men who are actually U.N. operatives? NASA scientists engineering earthquakes? Oliver Stone's secret life as a government agent discrediting conspiracy theorists? Jerry's heard 'em all and believes most of them, and even publishes his own journal of forbidden information, with a subscription list that now totals five people. In short, Jerry seems like just another New York City lunatic, and while he spends a fair amount of his spare time following Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts), a government attorney, Alice regards him as harmless; he once intervened while she was being mugged, and he's been acting like her benign if whacked-out protector ever since. However, one day Jerry is kidnapped and worked over by CIA operatives; he is convinced that one of the theories he uncovered must be for real -- but he has no idea which one. He tries to get Alice to help him, and before long both are drawn into a dangerous web that leads to a startling revelation of just how Jerry got this way. Mel Gibson gives a fine comic performance, and those with a taste for alternative media will have fun dissecting which of the theories Jerry spouts are "real" (or at least appeared before this film was made) and which were the invention of the screenwriters.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
UPC:
0085391509134
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Jerry Fletcher
Julia Roberts Alice Sutton
Patrick Stewart Dr. Jonas
Cylk Cozart Agent Lowry
Stephen Kahan Actor
Terry Alexander Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Donner Director,Producer
Thomas Betts Set Decoration/Design
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Gregory W.M. Bolton Art Director
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Tim Cooney Sound/Sound Designer
Lauren Cory Set Decoration/Design
Dan Cracchiolo Co-producer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Julie Durk Associate Producer
J. Mills Goodloe Co-producer
Casey Hallenbeck Set Decoration/Design
Brian Helgeland Screenwriter
Ha Nguyen Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph G. Pacelli Set Decoration/Design
Ilyse A. Reutlinger Associate Producer
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
John Schwartzman Cinematographer
Chris Shriver Art Director
Joel Silver Producer
George Simpson Sound Editor
Richard Solomon Co-producer
Kevin Stitt Editor
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Jim Van Wyck Asst. Director,Executive Producer

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