[FoRK] Strip Search

Contempt for Meatheads jbone at place.org
Sun May 2 11:45:55 PDT 2004

...noticed via Jrobb.

With the lusciously spankable Maggie Gyllenhaal, no less.


Acclaimed film director Sidney Lumet joins forces with Emmy®-winning Oz 
creator Tom Fontana to explore the precarious status of individual 
liberties post-9/11 through two parallel stories - each containing 
identical dialogues - taking place on two continents half a world away.

The film ingeniously weaves together cautionary scenarios in which two 
graduate students - one a female American in China, the other a male 
Arab in New York - are detained without hard evidence and interrogated 
about activities which may or may not relate to terrorist plots. The 
film explores the plights of these very different people, both of whom 
are relentlessly questioned and then strip-searched by a pair of 
government officials who are intent on eliciting information to protect 
the public safety in the face of the threat of imminent terrorist 

In the end, Strip Search explores one of the most important 
contemporary questions of the new century: Must security and safety 
come at the price of freedom?

Starring award-winning actress Glenn Close, rising star Maggie 
Gyllenhaal, and emerging talents Ken Leung and Bruno Lastra.

Premieres Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30PM (ET/PT).

HBO Films presents
Glenn Close  Maggie Gyllenhaal
Casting by Alexa L. Fogel, C.S.A.
Music by Paul Chihara
Editor Tom Swartout
Production Designer Christopher Nowak
Director of Photography Ron Fortunato, ASC
Producers Mark A. Baker, Irene Burns
Executive Producers Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Jim Finnerty
Written by Tom Fontana
Directed by Sidney Lumet

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