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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)

Gross:

$47,456,450 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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During the intro, the scene with people playing in an outdoor pool is actual home-movie footage of the ARAMCO community pool at the Recreation Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. See more »

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In the scene where the father with the missing fingers, pulls his weapon and is shot several times in the chest, but when the little girl runs over to him and lays in his arms, the bullet holes are gone and so is the blood. 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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has the makings of something memorable but takes the easy way out
29 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

When a devastating terrorist attack occurs in Saudi Arabia resulting in the death of an American federal agent and several civilians, the FBI is reluctant to conduct their own investigation from fear of severing international relations with an uncooperative Saudi government. Foxx is the head of the bureau's Rapid Action team; accompanied by fellow agents Cooper (an explosives expert), and Garner (a forensic specialist), he leads an "unofficial" expedition to the site to try and seek out the guilty party. Political thriller has a realistic setup and three capable leads, but unfortunately the film rambles, and reduces itself to a revenge flick on its way to an action-packed climax that feels desperately contrived. The story is interesting but never convincing, especially the ending which is hollow and sentimental. **


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