The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $183,342Details
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Synopsis

The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the secret life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. As told by his son Carl, the film spans the history of the Central Intelligence Agency. From his start as an OSS agent parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe, Colby rose through the ranks of "The Company" as a clandestine officer, overseeing covert operations around the globe. He ran "stay-behind" networks in the Soviet-occupied Baltic States, helped sway elections against the Communists in 1950's Italy, witnessed the build up and tragic consequences of the assassination of President Diem in 1963, and was the architect of the controversial Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House's toughest and dirtiest assignments and rising to become Director of CIA, Colby - who always considered himself to be a patriot - defied the President and revealed to Congress the "Family Jewels", the CIA's darkest secrets about assassination plots against foreign leaders, mind-control experiments, surveillance against American citizens, and other wrong-doing. A mix of rare archival footage, never-before-seen photos and interviews with the "who's who" of American intelligence, this film is also the personal journey of a son trying to understand a father whose spy identity masked his inner life from his own family.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: April 17th, 2012 by First Run Home
Keywords: Cold War, Vietnam War, Political, War, Secret Agent, Biography, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Act 4 Entertainment, Guggenheim Productions

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 17th, 2012

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Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Carl Colby
Producer    Carl Colby
Producer    David Johnson
Producer    Grace Guggenheim
Editor    Jay Freund
Composer    Michael Bacon

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 70 $15,411   1 $15,411   $15,411 3
2011/09/30 71 $13,762 -11% 3 $4,587   $34,807 10
2011/10/07 78 $7,497 -46% 3 $2,499   $47,717 17
2011/10/14 76 $15,179 +102% 3 $5,060   $67,705 24
2011/10/21 78 $10,559 -30% 5 $2,112   $84,373 31
2011/10/28 69 $13,354 +26% 5 $2,671   $102,558 38
2011/11/04 70 $12,058 -10% 6 $2,010   $119,982 45
2011/11/11 74 $6,555 -46% 6 $1,093   $129,475 52
2011/11/18 78 $5,310 -19% 3 $1,770   $137,995 59
2011/11/25 100 $529 -90% 1 $529   $140,097 66
2011/12/02 65 $8,278 +1,465% 4 $2,070   $148,584 73
2011/12/09 69 $6,170 -25% 6 $1,028   $158,722 80
2011/12/16 72 $3,410 -45% 3 $1,137   $166,277 87
2011/12/30 72 $1,787   2 $894   $170,888 101
2012/01/06 82 $1,423 -20% 1 $1,423   $172,311 108
2012/01/13 76 $2,511 +76% 1 $2,511   $175,604 115
2012/01/20 71 $4,964 +98% 3 $1,655   $81,276 122
2012/02/24 100 $173   1 $173   $183,342 157

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