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The Kingdom (2007)

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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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An elite FBI team sent to find a killer in a hostile country 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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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£919,537 (UK) (5 October 2007)

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$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. Actor Jamie Foxx also appeared in both films. See more »

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When Fleury handed the photo to a man for identification, it was seen that the man tucked the coke (can) between his arm and his side (1:02:14). On the next shot (1:02:16) the man again was seen holding the coke can in his hands 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 29 September 2007 (2007) See more »

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Stay (Wasting Time)
Written by Dave Matthews (as David J. Matthews), Stefan Lessard, LeRoi Moore
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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disgusting propaganda
21 February 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

One part of the message of this film seemed to me particularly wrong: That the Terrorists have lost a part of the war. You couldn't be more wrong. Terrorism won, completely!

What do you need to hurt the USA? Deconstruction of its position as the most progressive nation on earth.

What is the single thing that used to make the USA the most progressive nation on earth? Its freedom for the individual.

What is the main outcome of the terrorist attacks on USA? The deconstruction of this freedom for the individual inside and outside the USA.


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