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"Safe House" (2012 movie) is an action thriller starring Oscar winner Denzel Washington ("American Gangster," "The Book of Eli") and Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine").

Washington plays the CIA's most dangerous traitor, who stuns the intelligence community when he surfaces in South Africa. When the safe house to which he's remanded is attacked by brutal mercenaries, a rookie (Reynolds) is forced to help him escape. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, the young operative finds his morality tested and idealism shaken. Now, they must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Legendary spy Tobin Frost (Washington) has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA's ever trained, the brilliant ex-intelligence officer has betrayed assets and sold military codes to enemies of the state since he turned. From aiding splinter cells to trading incendiary secrets to the highest bidder, the damage he's done to the U.S. is immeasurable. Now, Frost is back on the grid with the most explosive intel he's ever gotten his hands on.

For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged case officer, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he's had proves to be the most dangerous operative he will ever cross, Weston readies for duty.

Legendary spy Tobin Frost (Washington) stays a step ahead in "Safe House." As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries in brutal pursuit of Frost come and level Weston's safe house. Barely escaping, the veteran spy and untested captor must discover whether their attackers were sent by terrorists or by someone on the inside.

With only hours left to get Frost to the next safe house, Weston must figure out who he can trust before he and the world's most skillful assassin are both eliminated.

Joining Washington and Reynolds is a spectacular cast of accomplished performers including Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Departed") as CIA Branch Chief Catherine Linklater; Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," "The Guard") as Case Officer David Barlow; Sam Shepard ("Black Hawk Down," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") as CIA Deputy Director of Operations Harlan Whitford; Ruben Blades ("All the Pretty Horses," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico") as counterfeiter Carlos Villar; Nora Arnezeder ("Paris 36," "The Words") as Matt's girlfriend, medical resident Ana Moreau; and Robert Patrick ("Flags of Our Fathers," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day") as Senior Intelligence Officer Daniel Kiefer.

Supporting international cast members brought onto the action-thriller's team include Irish actor Liam Cunningham ("Clash of the Titans," "The Whistleblower") as MI6 operative Alec Wade; Swedish-born performer Joel Kinnaman ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "Snabba Cash") as fellow CIA housekeeper Keller; and Lebanon native Fares Fares ("Snabba Cash," "For a Moment," "Freedom") as ex-paramilitary soldier (and current mercenary) Vargas.

The "Safe House" movie is directed by the acclaimed writer/director of Snabba Cash, Daniel Espinosa, who filmed on location in South Africa, Paris and Washington, D.C. The action thriller is written by David Guggenheim, whose spec script for the film became an instant hot property when it landed on the "Black List" of best unproduced scripts in circulation, and produced by Scott Stuber ("Couples Retreat," "The Kingdom," "Battleship") under his Bluegrass Films banner.

Joining Espinosa behind the camera is a talented and award-winning group of film artisans that includes director of photography Oliver Wood ("The Bourne Ultimatum," "The Bourne Supremacy"); editor Richard Pearson ("United 93," "Quantum of Solace"); Academy Award-winning production designer Brigitte Broch ("Moulin Rouge!," "21 Grams"); and costume designer Susan Matheson ("The Town," "Friday Night Lights").

Denzel Washington, Scott Aversano ("The School of Rock"), Adam Merims ("Breach"), Alexa Faigen, Trevor Macy ("The Strangers") and Marc D. Evans ("The Raven") serve as executive producers.


Genre: Action Thriller
Runtime: 115 mins.
Release Date: February 10, 2012
Tagline: No One Is Safe
Language(s): English, Afrikaans, Spanish
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Intrepid Pictures
Moonlighting Films
Relativity Media
Stuber Productions

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