Janine Roth (Meryl Streep) is a veteran reporter who's been given the chance to write an exclusive story about the new War on Terror in Afghanistan. Sen. Jasper Irving (Tom Cruise) wants her to write a story to take the focus off of Iraq. When she is getting filled in, Dr. Stephen Malley (Robert Redford) is trying to mentor his young talented student on getting involved in life. Dr. Malley references a pair of students in his class, Ernest Rodriguez (Michael Peña) and Todd Hayes (Andrew Garfield) who enlist in the army to prove they can make a difference. Everyone is faced with what to do with the information they are given.
MGM Distribution Company
Director: Robert Redford
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Matthew Michael Carnahan
Producers: Tracy Falco, Matthew Carnahan, Robert Redford