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A Dark Truth (2012)

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A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a disaffected corporate shareholder to expose her company's cover-up of an incident and deaths in an Ecuadorian village.

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Damian Lee

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Damian Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Adams ... Ben
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ... General Aguila (as Alfredo Alvarez-Calderon)
Josh Bainbridge Josh Bainbridge ... Mattie
Danielle Baker Danielle Baker ... Reporter #2 / Reporter
Steven Bauer ... Tony Green
Devon Bostick ... Renaldo
Sarah Bryant Sarah Bryant ... Robert Johnson's Assistant
Clint Carleton ... Baddie #1
Rod Carley Rod Carley ... Cop
Colby Chartrand ... Baddie #5
Eugene Clark ... Clive Bell
Kim Coates ... Bruce Swinton
Jorge Contreras Jorge Contreras ... Neck Slit Villager
Lara Daans ... Karen Begosian
Elias Caamaño Perez Elias Caamaño Perez ... Assaulting soldier (as Elias Caamano)
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Storyline

A large international water purification company has a major filtration system malfunction in Ecuador, South America resulting in a typhoid breakout in the town. Government security forces move in and shoot the villagers to prevent the information getting out and spoiling the next big deal the company is working on in South Africa. Morgan Swinton, the daughter in the family controlled business discovers what is happening and hires an ex-CIA agent, Jack Begosian, to go down and get the information on what is really happening. The company's security force, working with the brother, are overly aggressive and have secretive special handling resources to deal with the woman, her contract investigator and the witnesses from the village that survived to prevent anything impacting the pending closure of the next multi-million dollar deal. There are homicides, suicides, double crosses and lots of gratuitous violence before the truth gets told. Written by Prairiekid

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Taglines:

Escape the jungle. Expose the truth.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truth See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$630, 6 January 2013

Gross USA:

$5,750

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,750
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Production Co:

Vortex Words Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Esmeraldas in Ecuador is located by the seaside and not in the jungle hills as shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jack Begosian: Um, when you can't effect change from within, I mean positive change, you have an obligation if you're at all conscious, to get out and try other things.
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A dark truth....let me be honest, this movie stinks!
16 April 2013 | by dgefrohSee all my reviews

Talk about convoluted, slow, plodding, boring to tears, predictable, and a complete waste of time...then you're talking about "A dark truth". I was hoping there were some redeeming values or at else something I could say positive about this movie, and I'm hard pressed to come up with anything. I guess one good thing was it lasted less than 2 hours, does that count? I'm often amazed why decent actors and actresses take on roles in movies like this where the scripts are so weak, the story is boring, and the writing is pathetic junk, I guess it must be for the love of money because there could be no other reason for a decent actor to be in this one. This movie makes two in row for Eva Longoria, her retched performance in "The Baytown Outlaws" along with this masterful crafted acting job puts her in the truly "Desperate housewife" needs money category. I guess maybe she really can't act and is just another pretty face in Hollywood, judging by the roles she accepts "desperate" defines her career. One last thing for you to consider, the dialog in this movie is nothing less than ridiculous, and it's like the director told the actors to deliver their lines in slow motion. That may seem like a silly comment until you actually try to watch this film, I guarantee you'll know what I mean after trying to view this sleep induced attempt.


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