John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are scraping by on welfare and methadone in a basement suite with John’s grandma, when they find themselves embroiled in a terrorist plot. A mysterious figure named Abe comes into their lives and introduces the couple to a shadowy world of global extremism. With Abe as their mentor and benefactor, John and Amanda hatch a plan to bomb a national holiday celebration using homemade pressure cooker devices. They have no idea that federal police are tracking their every move.
Through nearly a hundred hours of surveillance footage and wiretaps, Pressure Cooker puts you in the middle of a sprawling anti-terror operation at the height of the War on Terror — one the courts will eventually call a “travesty of justice."
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