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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


When Archer (DiCaprio) meets with Coetzee (Vosloo) at the latter's ranch a dog is shown. That dog is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, a breed of dog that was bred in the late 1800's in the then Rhodesian territory, today largely part of the country Zimbabwe. See more »


When Solomon and Archer are fighting overhead power lines can be seen. However, there are no power lines or utility poles on the road they follow through the jungle. These power lines appear twice during the fight. 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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.9 (2009) See more »


Written by Charles Ostrov, Mohamed Kent Jalloh and Sahr Samuel Baryoh
Performed by Masta Kent featuring Bullet Rhymes
Courtesy of Studio J Music
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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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