28 December 2010
David Leaf’s provocative documentary — produced in collaboration with Yoko Ono — examines John Lennon’s growing involvement in antiwar efforts from 1966 to 1976 and the U.S. government’s attempts to silence him. The film, which picks up Lennon’s story as he begins to shed his Beatles identity and adopt the role of a peace activist, features interviews with Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Mario Cuomo and Angela Davis, among others.
Soon after landing a plum job working for FBI operative Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper), young agency employee Eric O’Neill (Ryan Phillippe) learns he’s been brought in to spy on his boss, who’s suspected of selling secrets to the Soviets. But can O’Neill handle such an important assignment with so little field experience, or will Hanssen get to him first? Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert co-star in this high-stakes thriller based on a true story.
This disc includes the following episodes: “Bashko’s Hairy Daughter / Tim’s Not Singing,” “Hottest Babes on the Planet / Suck It Philly,” “Insurmountable High Score / Tim vs. the Baby,” “Mugger / Cin City” and “Theo Strikes Back / Amy Gest Wasted.”