Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Leo Melissa Leo …
Zachary Quinto Zachary Quinto …
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt …
Jaymes Butler Jaymes Butler …
Robert Firth Robert Firth …
Rachel Handshaw Rachel Handshaw …
CIA Polygraph Adminstrator
Christian Contreras Christian Contreras …
Parker Sawyers Parker Sawyers …
Rhys Ifans Rhys Ifans …
Ken Thomas Ken Thomas …
Warrenton Gate Guard (as Kenneth Thomas)
Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage …
Michael Benz Michael Benz …
Shailene Woodley Shailene Woodley …
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson …
Joely Richardson Joely Richardson …
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SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Written by Open Road Films
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Plot Keywords: traitor | treason | one word title | character name in title | See All (4) »
Taglines: One nation under surveillance for liberty and justice for all. See more »
Genres: Biography | Drama | Thriller
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country: France | Germany | USA
Release Date: 16 September 2016 (USA) See more »
Also Known As: The Snowden Files See more »
Filming Locations: Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »
Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co: Endgame Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment, KrautPack Entertainment See more »
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Runtime: 134 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Oliver Stone visited the real Snowden after filming wrapped and showed him a work-in-progress cut of the film. See more »
Featured in Conan: Timothy Olyphant/Nicole Byer/NEEDTOBREATHE (2016) See more »
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I think it might be Oliver Stone’s best film yet
10 September 2016 | by michaeljtrubic (Canada) – See all my reviews
I know he won best picture for platoon – which also was a serious endeavour – but its behind us.
Vietnam is over, Vietnam is done.
Snowden lives. Actually, Snowden escaped and survived.
He went to what might be the only place people can be protected from US government agencies. I would like to think all whistle blowers would have to do is cross into Canada but then Snowden would know. He was smart – he is smart.
I remember Bambi Bembenek. She blew a whistle too and made it to Canada. Poor thing.
This is a must see for all except those that don’t care their protection set forth by the founders of the United States can be taken away by bullies, perhaps corrupted by limitless power of a new industrialized intelligence complex.
Masterful work by Oliver Stone. Thanks for bringing it to Tiff. Ask for a better theatre more appropriate for Q&A for Snowden 2.0 please