Cover image for Breach [DVD] / Universal Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present an Outlaw/Intermedia production ; produced by Scott Kroopf, Bobby Newmeyer, Scott Strauss ; story by Adam Mazer & William Rotko ; screenplay by Adam Mazer & William Rotko and Billy Ray ; directed by Billy Ray.
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Breach [DVD] / Universal Pictures and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present an Outlaw/Intermedia production ; produced by Scott Kroopf, Bobby Newmeyer, Scott Strauss ; story by Adam Mazer & William Rotko ; screenplay by Adam Mazer & William Rotko and Billy Ray ; directed by Billy Ray.
Edition:
Widescreen [ed.].
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ℗♭2007.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2007 motion picture.

Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary with writer/director Billy Ray and editor Jeffrey Ford; alternate scenes with optional commentary with writer/director Billy Ray and editor Jeffrey Ford; "Breaching the truth" featurette; "Anatomy of a character:" brought to you by Volkswagen; "The mole" as originally aired on "Dateline" 03/05/01; feature commentary with writer/director Billy Ray and former FBI operative Eric O'Neil.
Contents:
English or French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Abstract:
When Eric O'Neill is promoted from a low-level surveillance job into the headquarters of the FBI, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of reality. He is hand picked to work for the renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence. Eric quickly discovers the true reason for his hire: Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation, a suspected mole made all the more dangerous by the sheer global import of the information he is charged with protecting. The Bureau asks Eric to slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover.
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence, sexual content and language.
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Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama concerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear war contingency plans, Hanssen was eventually transferred to a newly created position at the FBI's Washington headquarters and assigned the task of guarding his country's most sensitive secrets. It was while working in this capacity that a young agent named Eric O'Neill (Phillipe) was assigned the task of keeping tabs on Hanssen by suspicious higher-ups. Later, after being arrested while delivering a cache of secret documents to a "dead drop" spot in a Virginia park, the notorious traitor was arrested and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi