The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall
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Overview

The Ghost Writer

A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski-helmed adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances. Almost immediately after The Ghost arrives at a remote mansion in the U.S. to begin working with the prime minister, Lang is accused of committing a war crime by a former British cabinet minister. Amidst a deluge of protestors and reporters, The Ghost delves into the unfinished manuscript and comes to the terrifying conclusion that his predecessor died because he discovered a link between Prime Minister Lang and the CIA. The more information The Ghost uncovers, the more convinced he becomes that his life could be in danger as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0025192075308
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 45,084

Special Features

The Ghost Writer: Fiction or Reality; The Cast of The Ghost Writer; An Interview With Roman Polanski

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ewan McGregor The Ghost
Pierce Brosnan Adam Lang
Kim Cattrall Amelia Bly
Olivia Williams Ruth Lang
Tom Wilkinson Paul Emmett
Jim Belushi James Maddox
Eli Wallach Old Man
Timothy Hutton Sidney Kroll
Robert Pugh Robert Rycart
David Rintoul Stranger
Jon Bernthal Rick Rickardelli
Tim Preece Roy
Anna Botting SKY TV Newsreader
Yvonne Tomlinson Stewardess
Milton Welch Taxi Driver
Alister Mazzotti Protection Officer No. 1
Tim Faraday Barry
Kate Copeland Alice
Soogi Kang Dep
Hong Thay Lee Duc
John Keogh Protection Officer No. 2
Hans-Peter Sussner Protection Officer No. 3
Stuart Austen Protection Officer No. 4
Marianne Graffam Lucy
Morgane Polanski Hotel Receptionist
Andy Güting Protection Officer No. 5
Robert Wallhofer Protection Officer No. 6
Glenn Conroy Barman
Robert Seeliger CNN Newscaster
Clayton Nemrow Journalist
Julia Kratz Woman with Bullhorn
Nyasha Hatendi Josh
Daphne Alexander Connie
Angelique Fernandez War Crimes Prosecutor
Anne Whittman CNN Newscaster
Michael S. Ruscheinsky CNN Reporter
Mo Asumang U.S. Secretary of State
Sylke Ferber Island Ferry Attendant
Desiree Erasmus Nancy Emmett
Errol Shaker Mainland Ferry Attendant
Errol Harewood C.I.A. Agent on Ferry
Talin Lopez C.I.A. Agent on Ferry
Joel Kirby Motel Receptionist
Regine Hentschel Diner Waitress
Jeff Burrell Frank
Daniel Sutton Hatherton Stewart
Eben Young FBI Agent
Jaymes Butler FBI Agent
Alexandre Desplat Conductor

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Benmussa Producer
Timothy Burrill Co-producer
Dinah Collin Costumes/Costume Designer
Elisa Costa Makeup
Hervé de Luze Editor
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Pawel Edelman Cinematographer
Elisa Costa Ellis Makeup
Christoph Fisser Co-producer
Michael Fissneider Set Decoration/Design
Jean-Max Guerin Makeup
Robert Harris Screenwriter
Albrecht Konrad Production Designer
Didier Lavergne Makeup
Gabriele Lins Production Manager
Henning Molfenter Executive Producer
Cornelia Ott Art Director
Jeremi Prokopowicz Camera Operator
Ralph Remstedt Asst. Director
Alain Sarde Producer
Steve Summersgill Art Director
Mikael Tanguy Special Effects Supervisor
Fiona Weir Casting
Carl L. Woebcken Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghost Writer
1. What Have You Gotten Me Into? [12:13]
2. Confidentiality Agreement [6:38]
3. I'm Your Ghost [4:01]
4. Ready To Start? [6:47]
5. Adam Lang Under Suspicion [5:43]
6. You're The Only Guest In The Hotel [4:30]
7. That Makes You An Accomplice [7:26]
8. Clearing Out Mike's Belongings [4:24]
9. Flashlights On The Beach [7:24]
10. The Lead Story [7:48]
11. Bad Idea [5:08]
12. You Have Reached Your Destination [6:24]
13. The Wall Of Ego [1:06]
14. The Last Ferry [7:22]
15. The Hatherton Group [5:47]
16. Working For A War Criminal [8:48]
17. You're The Key Witness [6:09]
18. Something About The Beginnings [8:48]

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The Ghost Writer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Pretty intriguing story as you're still yet to find out whether Pierce Brosnan is really a war criminal or is he 'accused'? Based on the book/memoirs he's trying to publish, does it actually says it all? Well, he was murdered anyways, but will it prove him of his innocence or there are more underlying? Turned out that Pierce Brosnan's wife, Ruth Lang (Olivia Wiliams) was recruited as a CIA Agent by Professor Paul Emmett? Mind-twisting indeed. So, who's behind this after all?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sort of movie which is best viewed if you don't know too much about the plot, because the so-called twists are rather predictable. That being said, I truly thought it was an excellent movie. The acting was great across the board. Pierce Brosnan is superb as an ex-British Prime Minister and Ewan McGregor allows the viewer to truly live vicariously in the story as the skilled, if slightly naive ghost writer. The real gem with the acting though is Olivia Williams as Ruth, the wife of the ex-Prime minister. Her performance is extremely subtle and complex lending the over-arching credibility to the whole film. See it, you won't regret it.
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