US Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending and a top contender to receive his party's nomination in the upcoming presidential election. When the research assistant (Maria Thayer) with whom Collins was having an affair is brutally murdered, reporter Cal McCaffrey (Russell Crowe), Collins' old friend, is assigned to investigate the case by his editor Cameron Lynne (Helen Mirren). With his partner Della Frye (Rachel McAdams), McCaffrey sets out to identify the killer and finds himself involved in a high-level cover-up. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. With Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn, Viola Davis and Jeff Daniels. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Billy Ray in State of Play
In his quest to be made an FBI agent, computer specialist Eric O'Neill (Ryan Phillippe) is assigned to clerk for senior agent Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) and write down everything he does. Initially told he's a part of an investigation into Hanssen's sexual habits, O'Neill eventually finds that the FBI suspects Hanssen of selling sensitive US intelligence to the Soviet Union. As the pair grows closer, O'Neill digs deeper into the life a devout Catholic he has come to respect and finds it more and more difficult to keep his personal and professional lives separate. Directed by Billy Ray. With Laura Linney, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole, Dennis Haysbert and Kathleen Quinlan. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Billy Ray in Breach
Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster), an aeronautical engineer who has recently lost her husband, and her daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), fly home from Berlin on a new aircraft that she helped design. But, when Julia goes missing at 30,000 feet, Kyle begins to question her sanity when no one on board will admit that the little girl was ever on the plane. With few clues, Kyle must overcome a corrupt crew and her own doubt to complete the desperate search. Directed by Robert Schwentke. With Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen and Sean Bean. Categories: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Billy Ray in Flightplan
After violating the rights of a serial killer during an arrest, FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) is sent to a remote branch of the agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Together with his new partner, Fran Kulok (Carrie-Anne Moss), Mackelway sets out to track down Suspect Zero, a super serial killer responsible for hundreds of deaths who leaves no evidence behind to link his crimes. The clues leads them to the enigmatic Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley), a man who, after participating in government experiments, now has the telepathic ability to see serial killers in action. Tormented by his visions, O'Ryan has a dark side of his own, and Mackelway must decide if he is Suspect Zero or just piece in the larger puzzle. Directed by E. Elias Merhige. With Harry J. Lennix and William Mapother. Categories: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Billy Ray in Suspect Zero