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The Kingdom (2007)

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

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Storyline

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 Saudi Arabia. Now they have become the target. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,135,055, 30 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,536,778, 31 December 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,658,558, 29 December 2012
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Peter Berg: one of the FBI agents at the briefing about the al-Rahmah attack at the Washington DC Field Office. See more »

Goofs

When the FBI team is touring the large explosion site, Colonel Faris Al Ghazi says this explosion happened one hour into the rescue of the earlier attack and smaller explosion. However, it was daylight when the softball game was playing and night time when the large explosion occurred. 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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References Heat (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Well done, entertaining film, but don't watch if you're a self-professed middle East expert.

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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