GenreAction, Thriller ScreenplayDamian Lee WriterDamian Lee LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 19, 2012 (2012-09-19) (Boston Film Festival)
January 4, 2013 (2013-01-04) (United States) CastKim Coates (Bruce Swinton), Kevin Durand (Tor), Steven Bauer (Tony Green), Forest Whitaker (Francisco Francis), Andy García (Jack Begosian), Eva Longoria (Mia Francis) Similar moviesLeon: The Professional, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Shawshank Redemption, Let's Be Cops, Gone Baby Gone, Dredd
TaglineEscape the jungle. Expose the truth.
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A corporate whistle-blower (Deborah Kara Unger) hires a former CIA agent (Andy Garcia) now a talk-show host to expose her companys cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.
A Dark Truth (also known as The Truth) is a 2012 action thriller film directed and written by Damian Lee, and produced by Gary Howsam and Bill Marks. The film stars Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker. It premiered at the 2012 Boston Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on January 4, 2013.
A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. A Dark Truth (also known as The Truth) is a 2012 action thriller film directed and written by Damian Lee, and produced by Gary Howsam and Bill Marks. The film stars Andy García, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker. It premiered at the 2012 Boston Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on January 4, 2013.
The film begins with Francisco Francis (Forest Whitaker) running in the jungle with his family while soldiers are shooting and killing people around them. The scene changes to an office building where Tony Green (Steven Bauer) is speaking to Bruce (Kim Coates) in Clearbec corporate offices telling him that Francisco had broken into the local offices and stolen their files. As he converses with Bruce, he orders Renaldo (Devon Bostick), a young aide in his office, to hurry. Renaldo and Tony leave the local offices amid gunfire and chaos, but pause when a woman shouts at Renaldo. She is his mother; she is shot and killed by soldiers as Renaldo looks on. Tony shows his corporate ID to the soldiers and pulls Renaldo into his car. As they attempt to leave the city, they stop at a road block and watch soldiers gun down an unarmed man. Renaldo jumps out of the car and escapes the carnage.
The scene changes to Jack Begosian (Andy Garcia) speaking to call-ins on his radio program in Toronto, Canada, discussing his pessimism about the government and his faith in the goodness of humankind. He points out that water is not a commodity to be bought or sold and is questioned about his former service in the CIA.
As Jack drives to his home in the remote Canadian forest, Morgan (Deborah Kara Unger) sits shivering in her tub. Later, she goes to a hospital ribbon cutting ceremony where Renaldo confronts her as she gets into her limo, accusing Clearbec of murder and telling her his message is in the car. He shoots himself. Stunned and traumatized, she listens to a tape he left for her recording the gunshots and screams. He tells her that Francisco stole papers proving that Clearbec was involved in a typhus outbreak. The scene switches to Francisco and his family hiding in the jungle as General Aguilla hunts for them. He and his wife, Mia (Eva Longoria) argue briefly about leaving the dead behind. Francisco kills a soldier who pursues them. Renaldo reports that the soldiers got sick and began to execute everyone. Mia hands Francisco a gun and takes a rifle, using it shortly after to shoot another pursuing soldier. (Cuts away briefly to Jack explaining to a caller that he quit the CIA because he stopped believing the lies).
At corporate headquarters, Tony and Bruce argue about General Aguillas murder of civilians and Bruce orders Tony to do damage control and keep the carnage a secret. Morgan questions her brother, Bruce about what happened in Ecuador. He tells her that Renaldo was an anti-government reporter and nutcase. She tells him about the tape and asks again about what happened. He dismisses her concerns and tells her to go to lunch and do fund raisers and bad marriages. He tells her to go home. Doug, an assistant, enters the office and tells Bruce that the secret will be kept but that Morgan is a problem.
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Andy Garcia as Jack Begosian
Kim Coates as Bruce Swinton
Deborah Kara Unger as Morgan Swinton
Eva Longoria as Mia Francis
Forest Whitaker as Francisco Francis
Devon Bostick as Renaldo
Steven Bauer as Tony Green
Al Sapienza as Doug Calder
Kevin Durand as Tor
Lara Daans as Karen Begosian
Peter DaCunha as Jason Begosian
Drew Davis as Jesus Francis
Claudette Lali as Renaldos mother
Arcadia Kendal as Brooke Swinton
Jim Calarco as Robert
Millie Davis as Saber Francis
Filming started in October 2011 and took place on location in Canada, shooting in North Bay, Ontario, Sudbury and Toronto. The film was also shot in the Dominican Republic.
The film received negative reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, A Dark Truth holds a rating of 8%, based on thirteen reviews. Metacritic gave the film the 31%, sampled from six critics.
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