Breach Release Date: February 16, 2007

In the United States, there is an elite group of men and women who is entrusted with the keys to our country. Agents in the Federal Bureau of Investigation are sworn not only to uphold the law, but to serve the United States with the same honor they would their own family. This is the story of one man who betrayed us all. Inspired by true events, Breach is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the Bureau that serves as gatekeeper of the nation’s most sensitive and volatile secrets. In February 2001, renowned FBI operative Robert Hanssen was found guilty of treason against America. Over a period of more than two decades, Hanssen systematically and deliberately sold his country’s key intelligence to the former Soviet Union. Today, Academy Award winner CHRIS COOPER (American Beauty, Adaptation) stars as Hanssen, one of the most notorious spies in the history of our country. RYAN PHILLIPPE (Crash, Flags of Our Fathers) joins Cooper, starring as Eric O’Neill, the young agent-in-training handpicked by the FBI to help draw Hanssen from his cover. When O’Neill is promoted out of his low-level surveillance job and into the headquarters of the FBI, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of becoming a reality. Even more impressive, O’Neill is selected to work for renowned operative Hanssen within “information assurance,” a new division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence. His enthusiasm, however, quickly turns to anxiety as O’Neill is confronted with the true reason behind his unexpected promotion. Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation; he is a suspected mole who has become extremely dangerous by the sheer global import of the information he is protecting. The Bureau asks O’Neill to use Hanssen’s growing trust of the apprentice to slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover. Now engaged in a lethal game of spy-versus-spy, O’Neill finds himself fighting to bring down Hanssen before the treacherous double agent can destroy him, his family and the nation they are both sworn to serve. The actors joining Cooper and Phillippe in bringing this study of betrayal to the screen are Academy Award nominee LAURA LINNEY (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me) as Special Agent Kate Burroughs, the FBI staffer in charge of O’Neill; DENNIS HAYSBERT (Jarhead, Far From Heaven) as Special Agent Dean Plesac, the man who teams with Burroughs to bring Hanssen down; Oscar nominee KATHLEEN QUINLAN (Apollo 13, The Hills Have Eyes) as Hanssen’s devoutly religious and trusting wife, Bonnie; GARY COLE (The Ring Two, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) as Special Agent Rich Garces; and newcomer CAROLINE DHAVERNAS as Juliana, the strong-minded young woman newly wedded to O’Neill – “Breach.”

Genres: BiographyCrimeDramaHistoryThriller
Directed By: Billy Ray
Runtime: 110 minutes
Studio: Uni.
Total Box Office: 33.2 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13