Conspiracy (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Conspiracy (2008)
  • Rate: 4.7/10 total 2,653 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Bonanza Creek Ranch – 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Adam Marcus
  • Stars: Val Kilmer, Gary Cole and Jennifer Esposito
  • Original Music By: Sujin Nam   
  • Soundtrack: All Ready Gone
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: War Veteran | White Hat | Police Corruption | Desert Eagle | Telescope Sight

Writing Credits By:

  • Adam Marcus (written by) &
  • Debra Sullivan (written by)

Known Trivia

  • This feature film employed over 70 local New Mexicans.
  • The movie was funded in conjunction with New Mexico’s Film Investment Program.
  • The film was formally announced at a press conference by the Governor of New Mexico.
  • Several members of the cast were non-professionals at the time.
  • Val Kilmer’s 6,000-acre New Mexico Ranch, about half an hour northeast of Santa Fe, was used as a location to shoot several scenes for this film.
  • Val Kilmer, who owns and lives on a New Mexico ranch, agreed to participate in this film secondary to his work with New Mexico’s Film Investment Program.
  • On the Cover McPhearson uses a M-47 Shotgun, but never uses this Weapon in the Film.

Goofs: Continuity: In the scene when MacPherson is getting a ride from the day worker, the truck is loaded with lumber, etc and the tailgate is open when he picks him up again after making a stop at the job site. Then after a cut the truck's tailgate is closed. Then after another cut when they get close to the address MacPherson is seeking, the tailgate is open again with the lumber sticking out.

Plot: A seasoned senior enlisted special operations (spec ops) United States Marine is wounded during combat operations in Iraq… See more » |  »

Story: A seasoned senior enlisted special operations (spec ops) United States Marine is wounded during combat operations in Iraq. He is retired from the Marine Corps and visits a friend on a ranch in the south west. When he arrives he discovers his friend has disappeared and no one will even admit to knowing of him.Written by thebatsignal  


Synopsis: This is a re-make of the much under-appreciated, but classic Spencer Tracy movie Bad Day at Black Rock.

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Produced By:

  • David Atherton known as associate producer
  • Gilbert Dumontet known as producer
  • Phillip B. Goldfine known as executive producer
  • Ira Posnansky known as producer
  • Benjamin Sacks known as line producer (as Benjamin F. Sacks)
  • Alison Semenza known as producer
  • Bryan S. Sexton known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Val Kilmer known as MacPherson
  • Gary Cole known as Rhodes
  • Jennifer Esposito known as Joanna
  • Jay Jablonski known as Deputy Foster
  • Greg Serano known as Miguel
  • Stacy Marie Warden known as Carly
  • Christopher Gehrman known as E.B.
  • Bob Rumnock known as Bock
  • Scott Burkett known as Deputy Jefferson
  • Rene Mousseux known as Deputy Lee (as René Paul Mousseux)
  • David Frye known as Deputy Jenson
  • Adam Marcus known as Terry
  • Jeannine Cota known as Lucinda
  • Anthony Jordan Atler known as Reinol
  • Debra Sullivan known as Susie the Waitress
  • J.D. Garfield known as Victor
  • Steve Pena known as Francisco (as Steven Louis Pena)
  • John Kelly known as Foreman
  • Fredrick Lopez known as Mexican Man
  • Keanu Briones known as Juan Miguel
  • Anders Hasselblad known as Old Man
  • Sigfrido Salazar known as Ramone
  • Darren Dupree Washington known as Grunt #1 (as Darren Schnase)
  • Freddy James known as Grunt #2
  • Jude Lanston known as Sergeant (as Jude B. Lanston)
  • Scott Maguire known as Marine
  • Timothy D. Harris known as Medic (as Tim Harris)
  • Joseph Tuccio known as Iraqi Soldier (as Joey Tuccio)
  • Reynaldo Cantu known as General Abu al-Rawis (as Reynaldo 'Reggie' Cantu)
  • Alesia Riabenkova known as Beautiful Woman
  • Justin Ocksrider known as Boy #1
  • Anna Osceola known as Girl #1
  • Michelle Renee Allaire known as Blonde Woman (as Michelle Renée)
  • Tone Forrest known as Beggar (as Tone Forest)
  • Chad Henderson known as Border Cowboy #1
  • Michael Linstroth known as Border Cowboy #2 (as Mike Lindstroth)
  • Vivan Dugré known as Nurse Duncan
  • Keith Johnson known as Cowboy #5
  • Robert Cain known as Rhodes's Bodyguard
  • Don Battle known as Marine (uncredited)
  • Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. known as Iraq Combat Marine (uncredited)
  • Brian Lorelle known as Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Daniel Thomas Murphy known as Bad Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Chris Ranney known as Cowboy Shot in the Head (uncredited)
  • Fred Resler known as White Collar Superviser (uncredited)
  • J. Nathan Simmons known as Victor's Friend (uncredited)
  • Girard Swan known as Marine First Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Rick Thompson known as Cowboy with Shotgun (uncredited)
  • Scott C. Voss known as Man on Bus (uncredited)
  • Z. Ray Wakeman known as Border Cowboy (uncredited)
  • TJ Williams known as Marine Corporal (uncredited)

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  • David Atherton known as makeup artist: Mr. Kilmer
  • Sara Bozik known as hair department head
  • Sara Bozik known as makeup department head
  • Garnett Burk known as key hair stylist
  • Jennifer McDaniel known as additional makeup assistant
  • Sheila Trujillo known as key makeup artist (as Sheila Trujillo-Gomez)
  • Corey Welk known as additional makeup assistant
  • Danlee Winegar known as additional makeup assistant

Art Department:

  • Brett Andrews known as assistant property master
  • David D. Baumann known as property master
  • Severino Gonzales known as leadman
  • Steven Maes known as props graphic designer
  • Nichole Miller known as painter
  • Chris Painter known as set dresser
  • Rhonda Paynter known as on-set dresser


Production Companies:

  • Stage 6 Films (presents)
  • Hollywood Media Bridge

Other Companies:

  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • No Stone Unturned Security & Investigative Services  set security (as Angels Security)
  •  first aid/medic


  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
  • LK-TEL (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • My Network TV (2009) (USA) (TV)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Stage 6 Films (2008) (USA) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Creative Character Engineering (CCE) (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Andy Clement known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • USA 15 February 2008 (limited)
  • Netherlands 18 May 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 20 May 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Greece 26 May 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 3 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 7 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 14 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 22 October 2008 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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