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A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

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After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Under fire. Under pressure. Out of time. See more »

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Rated R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 September 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£919,537 (UK) (5 October 2007)

Gross:

$47,456,450 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann previously directed Peter Berg in Collateral (2004). Mann is the producer of this film and Berg the director. See more »

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Saguaro cacti visible in the scenes shot in Arizona (freeway attack scenes). See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator #1: After capturing most of the Arabian Peninsula with the help of the Wahhabi Islamic warriors, Ibn Saud establishes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Violent, intense but very good
28 June 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was able to see an advanced screening of this movie. With such an all star cast I thought it had to be good. It didn't disappoint. This movie had you involved from the first couple minutes. It starts out with a very intense and rather violent attack on US citizens in the Middle East. The movie is about terrorists in the Middle East, specifically The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The FBI steps in when US citizens are attacked abroad and Foxx, Cooper, Garner and Bateman play a team of agents sent to Saudi Arabia to investigate the attack. It seems like there was a lot of research for this movie and it is interesting to see the interactions between the US officials and the Saudi officials. There is constant action in this movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat but also emotion (I cried several times). I do have to say though there is a lot of violence, so if you can't handle it don't go. I didn't think the violence was overdone but it was present throughout the movie. That said, this is one of the best action movies I have seen in a while. Go see it, it is awesome on the big screen!


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