April 22nd, 2014
07:02 PM ET

Will 'Game of Pawns' win over college students?

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There's an interesting new spy film that's just been released called “Game of Pawns.”

Never heard of it? It’s the dramatization of a harrowing true story. And it's not by some Hollywood fat cat studios. Rather, the FBI was behind the release of this 28 minute anti-espionage film.

It's about an American student who is currently serving four years in prison for sharing secrets with China.

Grab the popcorn. Glenn Duffie Shriver starts out a wide-eyed college student who falls in love with the city of Shanghai. Looking for a visa to prolong his stay he starts "writing papers" for the Chinese government.

The stakes – and the money – increase until his handlers suggest that he apply for a job at the CIA. He soon finds himself sweating through a Langley polygraph, quitting in the middle and attempting to flee to China.

It's certainly a cautionary tale. But is this generation of college students, having already been fed a lifetime of reality shows and slickly produced entertainment, going to sit through a half-hour of badly acted scenes that critics point out were shot in DC's Chinatown instead of actually China?

Probably not. An idea for the feds: if you want to get through to this crowd, maybe next time try Snapchat!

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  1. Fareed zakaria

    It ok

    April 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  2. Fareed zakaria

    I am from nigeria and i want to fraud

    April 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Reply
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    April 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  4. Fareed zakaria

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    Boko haram.
    Poverty
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    April 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  5. Fareed zakaria

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    April 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  6. Fareed zakaria

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    April 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  7. Fareed zakaria

    Nigerians dont read they 2go a lot

    April 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  8. Fareed zakaria

    Hi. I like pepperoni pizza...

    April 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    i might pay to see a film about an American student who visited China, double-crossed Chinese spies who tried to recruit him, returned home with Chinese secrets, received a medal from the President of the United States of America, married his high-school girlfriend, and never had to spend even a few years in prison, having chosen to work in a carwash instead of selling illegal drugs during his country's hard times.

    April 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  10. GOP Prayer

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    April 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  11. chrissy

    Oh good grief ya perp ass troll...cant you give it a rest for awhile?

    April 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  12. TvNyc

    Hi cutie patootie.

    April 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  13. ✠RZ✠

    The Chinese have now accused the FBI of remaking this clip from stolen version of their own, stating, "and by the way, it's "Game of a Prawns! You plicks!"

    April 23, 2014 at 12:20 am | Reply
  14. j. von hettlingen

    One has less hassle working for the Mafia than for a spy agency. At least one is better paid. If caught one lands in jail as a mobster and not as a state-enemy.

    April 23, 2014 at 4:07 am | Reply
  15. +RZ+

    Forgot to mention...I like pepperoni pizza.

    April 23, 2014 at 4:54 am | Reply
  16. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Regardless of how this film affects young Americans, the effect will be less than that of the Supremo Court's decision upholding Michigan's banning Affirmative Action.
    How about a thread for that?

    April 23, 2014 at 9:06 am | Reply
    • ✠RZ✠

      Well Joey, I'm not too sure if this issue is really so much a global matter to thread on GPS. But I would respectfully disagree with Judge Kennedy's statement simply on the grounds that there are in fact many mechanisms available to the public by which their vote or opinion can effect the powers of decision in legislation and the courts. However, it is not likely that any referendum is about to be even considered on this issue, nor would the outcome of such necessarily bode very well in favour of any minority. As you might know, that level of special interest, influence, and control is somwhat reserved for the1% club of America. Which btw, bans membership to any derp ass trolls out there, and far as I know, has yet to serve pizza of any kind. Certainly some great angel hair like ya get at Il Cortile's on Mulberry, but not so much pizza.

      April 24, 2014 at 9:51 am | Reply
  17. chrissy

    Lmao @ RZ "plicks" i like that! And @ Joey, how do YOU feel about Michigans ban on Affirmative Action?

    April 23, 2014 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • ✠ RZ ✠

      Kinda stole that from Uncle Benny's line on "flied lice" line in Lethal Weapon 4. Funny, but not original, sorry.

      April 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • ★AZ★

      @chrissy. I don't have an opinion on affirmative action, however I believe in thin and crispy pepperoni pizza.

      April 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Reply
    • ★RZ★

      Oops, typO. I meant RZ not AZ

      April 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ RZ, I would agree that the matter is not global.
      Ma....non mi piace "angel hair."

      April 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  18. chrissy

    It doesnt matter if it was original it was appropriate and executed at the exact right time! Lmao

    April 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  19. palintwit

    You can always take the trash (Sarah Palin) out of the trailer but you can never take the trailer out of the trash.

    April 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  20. TvNyc

    @chrissy. The only thing you should exe cute is a pepperoni pizza to my home right now !
    @EZ... And that goes for u too!

    April 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Reply
  21. TvNyc

    Meant RZ..

    April 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  22. chrissy

    Perp ass troll! Emphasis on "ass"

    April 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Reply
    • ✠RZ✠

      Quite true chrissy. And maybe even more so for the saying "you are what you eat". Lately, he's been ordering up so much of his specialty pizza that Domino's added it to their regular menu. It 's called the "GRANDÉ DERPO SUCCULENTÉ" and just as you guessed comes with double PERPeroni and extra ASSiago.

      April 24, 2014 at 12:45 am | Reply
  23. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    April 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  24. John Smith

    I just ordered 22 trillion pepperoni pizzas.

    April 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  25. rupert

    @palintwit. Lol true

    April 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  26. chrissy

    Lmao @ RZ that was hillarinus. Im thinlin hes too stupid to catch it though.

    April 24, 2014 at 11:31 am | Reply
  27. cryan

    This is the third story i have read about this .....Propaganda
    Perhaps there attempting to Dissuade the next heroic Snowden.
    Because the next Snowden has been Figuratively and Purposefully Born!

    April 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  28. paul

    Thanks for letting me read an ad.

    April 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  29. Abraham

    Asalam. Jesus is lord. God is great.

    April 25, 2014 at 6:39 am | Reply

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