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Blood Diamond (2006)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  8 December 2006 (USA)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.



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A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. Written by Miist

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamond  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,648,324 (USA) (8 December 2006)


$57,366,262 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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De Beers Group, which is the largest player in the diamond trade, has expressed reservations that the film will reduce public demand for diamonds. De Beers maintains the trade in conflict diamonds has been reduced from 4% to 1% by the Kimberley Process and it has been suggested the company pushed for the film to contain a disclaimer saying the events are fictional and in the past. De Beers has denied this. See more »


Maddy uses a Leica 35mm M6 rangefinder camera with a Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 lens. When she shoots, the soundtrack clearly uses a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) noise. The distinctive sound is because a mirror is tripped when an SLR takes a picture. The Leica M6 has a cloth shutter and makes a very different and quieter noise. See more »


[first lines]
Solomon Vandy: Dia. Dia. Don't want to be late.
Dia Vandy: English boys don't go to school every day.
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Written by Francis John Langba
Performed by Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Under license from Refugee All Stars of S.L. Inc.
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Blood Diamond is a Bloody Good Time!
10 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First I want to say I went into this movie with hopes of it being great but had heard numerous slams against the acting, mostly Leo's accent. Wow were they DEAD WRONG! The movie delivers everything it should have and more. I like going into a movie and being entertained and learning something at the same time, especially at the ridiculous costs of tickets now days. I must say the movie was graphic at times but I think it needed to be in order to get the point across so if you have trouble watching terrible things happen to people including children then I wouldn't recommend this movie. Overall I hope this movie gets some nods when it comes around to Oscar time, Leo deserves a nod for sure whether it be from this movie or from The Departed. So if you don't have a problem with violence and want to learn something and be entertained at the same time then this is the movie you want to see! Kudos to Ed Zwick and everyone involved in making this wonderful film, it was a real treat to watch.

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