In 1976, at a Boston Police station, two policemen discuss the arrest of Catholic priest Fr. John Geoghan for child molestation and a high ranking cleric talks to the mother of the children. The Assistant District Attorney then enters the precinct and tells the policemen not to let the press get wind of what has happened. The arrest is hushed up, and the priest is released.

In 2001, The Boston Globe hires a new editor, Marty Baron. Baron meets Walter "Robby" Robinson, the editor of the newspaper's "Spotlight" team, a small group of journalists writing investigative articles that take months to research and publish. After Baron reads a Globe column about a lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who says that Cardinal Bernard Law (the Archbishop of Boston) knew that John Geoghan was sexually abusing children and did nothing to stop him, he urges the Spotlight team to investigate. Journalist Michael Rezendes contacts Garabedian, who initially declines to be interviewed. Though he is told not to, Rezendes reveals that he is on the Spotlight team, persuading Garabedian to talk.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Biography, Crime, Drama
Country:United States
Produced By:Bard Dorros, Kate Churchill, Jonathan King, Josh Singer, David Mizner, Peter Lawson, Jeff Skoll, Tom Ortenberg, Michael Bederman, Pierre Omidyar, Michael Sugar, Youtchi Von Lintel, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust, Xavier Marchand
Directed By:Tom McCarthy
Written By:Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Cast:Bruce-Robert Serafin, J.P. Valenti, Daniel Ruth, Teresa Wilson, Dennis Lynch, Sharon McFarlane, Dallas Peplow, Victor Franko, Lance Norris, Paul Guilfoyle, Paula Barrett, Neal Huff, Anthony Paolucci, Jed Griswold, Stanley Tucci, Robert B. Kennedy, Tom Granger, Matthew Mease, Jennifer Ruth, Arthur Hiou, Elena Juatco, William Galatis, Sophia Bellas, Moira Driscoll, Mary Jane Brennan Sangiolo, Len Cariou, Harold Rudolph, Raffi Atamian, Emilie Paquet, Rosemary Howard, Tim Progosh, Gary Roscoe, Peter Lewis Walsh, Michael Cyril Creighton, Michele Proude, Richard Jenkins, Gary Galone, Doug Murray, Doug Reed, Joe Jafo Carriere, Mark Falvo, George J. Vezina, David Boston, Jimmy LeBlanc, Siobhan Murphy, Michael Keaton, David Fraser, Michael Balzano III, Maureen Keiller, Brad Borbridge, Laurie Murdoch, Brian D'Arcy James, Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Michael Steven Swanson, Lana Antonova, Robert Glenn, Donna Sue Jahier, Rob DeLeeuw, Michelle Roy, John Gigliotti, Chris De Christopher, Jeffrey Corazzini, Terry Conforti, Billy Crudup, Jim Boyd, Rachel McAdams, Elaine Victoria Grey, Jamie Mazareas, Jamey Sheridan, Darrin Baker, Neion George, John Franchi, Peter Morse, Forrest Weber, Richard Pacheco, Paulette Sinclair, John Slattery, Patty Ross, Brian Chamberlain, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Haggett, Kris Earle, Mairtin O'Carrigan, Don Allison, Randy Morris, Giovanni Alabiso, Liev Schreiber, Jami Tennille, Paloma Nuñez, Gene Amoroso, Guy Cooper, David Afflick, London Hall, Nancy Villone, Josette Oberton, Elena Wohl, Joe Stapleton, Amy Whalen, James Chilli Chillingworth, Glenn W. Kane, Duane Murray, Cyndy Day, Robert Clarke, Krista Morin, Laurie Heineman, Richard Fitzpatrick, Richard O'Rourke, Joseph Oliveira, Ariana Ruckle, Allison Dyen, Stefanie Drummond, Eddie Resendes, Michael Countryman, Aaron Snyder, Mark Burzenski
In Theaters:Nov 20, 2015
Runtime:2 hours 8 minutes
Production:Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin/Faust, Topic Studios
Box Office:$45,055,776
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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