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Strip Search (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 April 2004
Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Tom Fontana
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Austin Pendleton ... James Perley
Tom Guiry ... Gerry Sykes
Fred Koheler Fred Koheler ... Jimmy Briggs
Zack Manzella Zack Manzella ... High School Boy
Daniel May Wong ... Arresting Officer
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Linda Sykes
Ken Leung ... Liu Tsung-Yuan
Jim Gaffigan ... Reverend Craig Peterson
Bruno Lastra ... Sharif Bin Said
Glenn Close ... Karen Moore
Dean Winters ... Ned McGrath
Caroline Kava ... Alvira Sykes
Peter Jacobson ... John Scanlon
Anahid Anahid ... Aaisha Bin Said
Raymond Anthony Thomas ... Clerk (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
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Storyline

In the aftermath of the September, 11th, in China, the American student Linda Sykes is interrogated by the military Liu Tsung-Yuan. In New York, the Arab student Sharif Bin Said is interrogated by the FBI agent Karen Moore. The psychological methods of interrogation are the same, amicable in the beginning and brutal in the end; but there is no evidence that the students are terrorists. Must security and safety of the State come at the price of freedom? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strip Search See more »

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Production Co:

HBO Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.76 : 1
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This film was the subject of much controversy. The original cut was 120 minutes but it was cut down to 56 minutes. It aired only once on HBO and further scheduled airings were canceled. See more »

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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Titles are Pointless
5 May 2004 | by thefishgopherSee all my reviews

This movie was quite a profound piece of work. It involved a very unique process of film making in which the same screenplay was used to tell two different stories. This process is supposed to invoke in the viewer that the viewer shows sympathy for one character but not for another. When I watched it I consciously knew that it was the same words being spoken but then yet I did not understand why I felt sympathy for one character but not for the other speaking the same words. This is a very good movie to watch in the post 9/11 world in which the way America treats the rest of the world. Quite frankly I believe Americans(I being one of them) do not treat the rest of the world with enough respect and we disregard any of their thoughts. This movie shows the American viewer how a foreigner might see America. This movie totally blew me away. It is dumbfounding.


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