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The Comey Rule 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Dir. James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this limited series of the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

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Complete series cast summary:
Jeff Daniels ...  James Comey 2 episodes, 2020
Holly Hunter ...  Sally Yates 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Kelly ...  Andrew McCabe 2 episodes, 2020
Jennifer Ehle ...  Patrice Comey 2 episodes, 2020
Scoot McNairy ...  Rod Rosenstein 2 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Banks ...  James Clapper 2 episodes, 2020
Oona Chaplin ...  Lisa Page 2 episodes, 2020
Amy Seimetz ...  Trisha Anderson 2 episodes, 2020
Steven Pasquale ...  Peter Strzok 2 episodes, 2020
Brendan Gleeson ...  Donald Trump 2 episodes, 2020
Steve Zissis ...  Jim Baker 2 episodes, 2020
Shawn Doyle ...  Bill Priestap 2 episodes, 2020
Brian d'Arcy James ...  Mark Giuliano 2 episodes, 2020
Kingsley Ben-Adir ...  Barack Obama 2 episodes, 2020
Dalmar Abuzeid ...  Justin Patel 2 episodes, 2020
William Sadler ...  Michael Flynn 2 episodes, 2020
Richard Thomas ...  Chuck Rosenberg 2 episodes, 2020
T.R. Knight ...  Reince Priebus 2 episodes, 2020
Joe Lo Truglio ...  Jeff Sessions 2 episodes, 2020
Spencer Garrett ...  Bill Sweeney 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Hyatt ...  Loretta Lynch 2 episodes, 2020
Peter Coyote ...  Robert Mueller 2 episodes, 2020
Damon Gupton ...  Jeh Johnson 2 episodes, 2020
Seann Gallagher ...  Jim Rybicki 2 episodes, 2020
Isabella Pisacane ...  Claire Comey 2 episodes, 2020
Dayo Ade ...  Shaun 2 episodes, 2020
John Bourgeois ...  John Brennan 2 episodes, 2020
Violet Brinson ...  Abby Comey 2 episodes, 2020
Novie Edwards ...  Althea 2 episodes, 2020
Dan Lett ...  Paul Manafort 2 episodes, 2020
Jason Weinberg ...  Frank Pellegrino 2 episodes, 2020
David Ingram ...  Matt Axelrod 2 episodes, 2020
George Tchortov ...  Joey Vota 2 episodes, 2020
Philip Riccio ...  Jared Kushner 2 episodes, 2020
Andy Pogson Andy Pogson ...  George Toscas 2 episodes, 2020
Delphine Roussel ...  Pam 2 episodes, 2020
Vanessa Trenton ...  Executive Assistant 2 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Potts ...  Bob the Prosecutor 2 episodes, 2020
Andrew Di Rosa ...  Hartz (FBI NYFO) / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Paul Bates ...  Denis McDonough 2 episodes, 2020
Christina Notto ...  Pretty Agent (FBI NYFO) 2 episodes, 2020
Ilona Brodovska Ilona Brodovska ...  Russian Sex Worker #1 2 episodes, 2020
Masa Lizdek ...  Russian Sex Worker #2 2 episodes, 2020
Elyse Saunders Elyse Saunders ...  Pageant Contestant 2 episodes, 2020
Harold Tausch ...  Mike Rogers 2 episodes, 2020
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Emmy® winners Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this limited event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. Part one follows the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and their impact on the election. Part two is an account of first months of the Trump presidency - where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on. Written by SHOWTIME

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Brendan Gleeson initially turned down the role of Donald Trump out of concern that the President's petulant behavior and taunts would be unrelenting. See more »

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Donald Trump: I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.
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Great script and acting, they could have done better in technicals
28 September 2020 | by col-macaraSee all my reviews

Every time I review a series or a movie I put under the lens all aspects: script, acvting, direction, photogrphy, costumes, music

The lot

This one has a great script , a rock solid cast with some outstanding duets between Bridges and Gleeson - they really stand out in a league of their own.

So in these departments the series is damn good

As far as the direction and photography, they could have done better. I liked the diner scene not only becuause it's a showcase of the two main players literallly giving an acting masterclass, but also because it's a great scene visually : lights, camera angles, cuts, direction. Everything is just damn good. The rest of the show is much more ordinary and "TV-ish", so in comparison with the diner scene it made me feel they could have done something outstandingly special but for some reason they didin't .

The music score is aboslutely anonimous, and even if you can't have a big soundtrack in a show like this it's nevertheless a minus - they could have gone for something more original for the titles at least, but fore some reason they didn't.

That's whay I'm giving a 7 out of 10, so if you want a great story with great actors and a couple of really outstanding performances that's what you need, but on the visual/cinematographic side be prepared for something just average


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled James Comey Miniseries See more »

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2.35 : 1
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