The Ghost Writer

The Ghost finds out that Adam has links to a professor from Cambridge, who was working for the CIA. He is contacted by a fired minister hoping to expose Adam as a puppet of the United States. They make him confront Adam while on a plane flight, but he merely makes him angry with his accusations. When they land, the angry father of the son who died in Iraq shoots and kills Adam from a rooftop, then is shot himself by Adam's bodyguard. The Ghost is held for questioning as a key witness. At his hotel in New York, he meets with his agent but tells him he has been through too much to finish the book, so his agent tells him to rest up and he will finish it for him. The book gets published and The Ghost meets the distraught Amelia outside of the book's release party, still reeling from Adam's death. At the party, Ghost offers her a present, the original manuscript of the book. She tells him that it was flagged as a possible threat to national security, something about "Beginnings." Ghost spots Adam's friend the professor, and Amelia tells him that he was Ruth's tutor at Cambridge. Realizing that something is wrong, he goes into a back room to check the manuscript. He realizes that the first word of each chapter reveals the following hidden message from the first Ghost: 'Langs wife Ruth was recruited as a CIA agent by Professor Paul Emmett of Harvard University'. He passes Ruth a note as she delivers her speech about her late husband, and she reads it with a look of shock, knowing that her secret has been found out. The Ghost leaves the party with the manuscript in hand, and a car speeds down the street and runs him down off-screen. A thump is heard and the pages of the manuscript float down the street, carried off by the wind.


Factual error: When Ewan McGregor drives to Belmont MA to visit Paul Emmett, he checks the mailbox to see whose mail it's addressed to. It shows the name Paul Emmett, address, Belmont MA 02324, which is the wrong zip code; it is the zipcode for Bridgewater MA, and Belmont MA should be 02478.

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The Ghost: How can I get back to the mainland?
Barry: Only by plane, I'm afraid.
The Ghost: I lent my jet to my butler.
Barry: Haha, oh you Brits!

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Trivia: McGregor finds that the BMW navigation system is active, and decides to follow the directions, having no idea where it will lead. There are obviously much easier and direct ways to check the entered target destination of a sat nav than actually following it. Instead of this being a mistake, it is most likely a script choice; portraying McGregor as stressed, technically unknowing, inexperienced driver of modern luxury cars, or all of that.

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