Burn After Reading (2008)

7.25 / Rated by 4 people

96 min.
Plot  Faced with a demotion at work due to a drinking problem, Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) quits his job as a CIA analyst and resolves to write a memoir about his life and career. When his pediatrician wife Katie (Tilda Swinton) finds out, she sees it as a justifiable opportunity to file for divorce and continue her adulterous affair unimpeded. Taking her lawyer's advice, she copies financial records and several other files from her husband's computer onto a CD.

When the CD gets left on the locker room floor of Hardbodies, a local gym, by a careless law firm employee, it falls into the hands of personal trainer Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt) and his co-worker Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand), who mistakenly believe the numerical data in the Cox's bank records to be highly sensitive government information. After getting the data traced back to Osbourne, who thinks his memoirs have been stolen, Chad and Linda plan to give the disc back to him for a reward, with Linda planning to use...



George Clooney
Harry Pfarrer
Frances McDormand
Linda Litzke
John Malkovich
Osbourne Cox
Tilda Swinton
Katie Cox
Richard Jenkins
Ted Treffon
Brad Pitt
Chad Feldheimer
J.K. Simmons
CIA superior
Elizabeth Marvel
Sandra "Sandy" Pfarrer
David Rasche
Palmer Smith
Jeffrey DeMunn
Cosmetic surgeon
Kevin Sussman
Aleksander Krupa
Dermot Mulroney
Star of Coming Up Daisy


All Titles

Burn After Reading
English Original Title

Release Dates




rifai rated Burn After Reading (2008) with 7.0 stars / 18.01.2016

Bultan rated Burn After Reading (2008) with 8.0 stars / 18.08.2014

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