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

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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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Peter Berg gave small roles to people involved in both his film and TV versions of "Friday Night Lights". Tim McGraw, who was in Friday Night Lights (2004), plays Aaron Jackson, while two stars of Friday Night Lights (2006), Kyle Chandler and Minka Kelly play Agent Francis Manner and Miss Ross the schoolteacher, respectively. See more »

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Terrorist who blows up himself has a hat that is changing position between shots. We can see it by emblem on hat. See more »

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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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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Well done, entertaining film, but don't watch if you're a self-professed middle East expert.
27 June 2008 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

It seems most of the negative comments are from people who think this should be an historically accurate picture of culture and politics in the middle East. That's the wrong approach to take from the start! I know a little more than the average American, being Jewish and having an aunt who taught this subject at the college level, but I didn't sit there taking notes about what was unrealistic like some folks did. And I enjoyed it! Isn't that the point of a movie like this? The story was good, the dialog interesting, the action top-notch, and as an Alias fan, I even get a thrill seeing Jen Garner doing makeup commercials. Hang loose, fellas--this is an action-adventure, not a PBS news documentary.


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