The chilling true story of a newly married FBI poster boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it's a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation's top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder. Based on real-life events, this is a bombshell of a movie which centers around a young, success-driven fresh-out-of-the academy FBI agent who is sent to Pikeville, a beleaguered mining town in rural Kentucky; where he is sent to as his first assignment to investigate a local chop-shop ring and various other illegal activities. Once ensconced in his work, Putnam gets way too involved with a local down-on-her-luck local woman who becomes his star informant. The events that transpire will ultimately shake the small mining community, and ultimately alter the lives of all involved for untold years to come.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Chris Gerolmo, Joe Sharkey
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Thora Birch, Johnny Knoxville
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