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Dmitriy Shevchenko
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Gromoslaw Czempinski, one of the Polish officers participating in the actual Operation Samum, served as a consultant for this movie. See more »

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The Purple Heart is a military decoration automatically awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Military or an ally forces. Since none of the Polish officers had been wounded during this operation, they were not eligible for this medal. See more »

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A gripping true story about attempts to rescue CIA agents from Iraq in 1990
20 May 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

In 1990 Polish Intelligence was asked by the CIA to assist in pulling out of Iraq 3 CIA operatives who were stranded within the country. At the same time the Iraqis had arrested a son of a retired Polish intelligence officer who then went to Iraq to help his son. In a ruthless manner, the Polish Intelligence leaked to the Iraqis that it was him who was trying to rescue the Americans, using him as a decoy. A gripping story, sometimes complicated, as real life sometimes tends to be. Excellent movie.


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