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Battle for Haditha -- An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi

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Anna Telford (written by)
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An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Matthew Knoll ... Cpl. Matthews (as Matthew R. Knoll)
Elliot Ruiz ... Cpl. Ramirez
Eric Mehalacopoulos ... Sgt. Ross
Nathan De La Cruz ... Cpl. Marcus

Andrew McLaren ... Capt. Sampson
Jase Willette ... Pfc. Cuthbert

Thomas Hennessy ... Doc (as Thomas Hennessy Jr.)
Tony Spencer ... Pfc. Roberts
Vernon Gaines ... Lance Corporal Sosa
Antonio Tostado ... Lance Corporal Jimenez
Ali Adil Disher ... Iraqi Translator (as Ali Adil Aj-kaa)

Yasmine Hanani ... Hiba
Siham Rashid ... Asma

Majd Hijjawi ... Woman shot in street
Falah Abraheem Flayeh ... Ahmad (as Falah Flayeh)
Juliet Koshaba ... Saba
Jeffrey Nabil ... Ahmad's son
Rita Nabile ... Ahmad's daughter
Oliver Bytrus ... Jafar
Murtada Namir ... Foreign Fighter
Ali Salem ... Foreign Fighter
Fahed Borham ... Foreign Fighter
Ahmad Ali ... Foreign Fighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aya Abbas ... Safa
Hanneen Abbas ... Huda
M.F. 'Emad Eddin' Abdallan ... Marine
Manar Abdallateef
Sabah Abed ... Night Raid Family 1
Gass K.H. Abu Khurman ... Marine
Deyana Adill
Ala'a Ahmad
Hassan M. Al Amiri
Samir Al Khaldi
Adnan Alaker ... Marine
Zuher Alessa
Aram Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Esra Ali
Marie Ali
Nadeer Ali
Noor Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Norhan Ali
Saidar Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Suad Hatas Ali ... Night Raid Family 2
Ahmad Alshamari
Huthaifa Altbnna ... Person at Party
Daweh Amer
Tayebeh Amjad
Ban Amyad
Aws Asaad
Rafeq Asfour
Naseem Baha'a ... College Boy
Ayham Batha'a ... College Boy

Joe Chacon ... Lance Corporal Lopez
Jaseb Doa'a ... Foreign fighter
Sabeena Flefel ... Night Raid Family 3
Salah Forzi
Adra'a Fuad ... Daughter
Hakim Fuad ... Son
Ibrahim Fuad ... Abdullah
Yehyea Fuad ... Abdul Raman
Duraid A. Ghaieb ... Abdulhamled Family - Rashied
Shela'a Ghali ... Foreign fighter
Abbas Ghanim ... Mr. Yunis
Ali Gies
Yazeel H.M. Abdul Hakmeh
Jibril Hambel ... Division Commander Major General Richard Kipper
Majid Hameed
Sam Hameed
Shikrieh Hameed ... Fleyih's wife
Sami Hanan ... Person at Party
Yasin Hasim
Yousef Hasim
Madeeha Hassan
Safa'a Hussein
Abdullah A.N. Irshaid ... Marine
Mayas Issa
Raja'a Jabbar
Adeeb Jameel
Huda Jaseb ... Foreign fighter
Muna Jaseb ... Foreign fighter
Wesal Kamil
Majd Kareem
Hussam Karim ... College Boy
Nazar Khalid ... Singer
Dhiaa Khalil ... Bit part (as Dhia'a Khalil)
Idair Khoshaba
Nabeel Koni
Nabil Koni
Zamil Lafta ... Night Raid Family 3
Sezar A. Mahammed
Falah Mahdi
Ali Majid Alhasmy ... Night Raid Family 2
Raheem Majid ... Abdulhamled Family - Uncle Jehad
Mohammed Mana
Danny Martinez ... Lance Corporal Santos
Mokhlic Marzan ... Night Raid Family 3
Jabbar Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Rania Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Revan Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Rozan Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Sundrus Munther ... Night Raid Family 1
Fatima Najm
Ghazwan Nayem
Kathem Oday
Adel Odebat ... Jafar's uncle
Ali Odebat ... Olive Tree Man
Salamih Oudih
Zamil Ouef
Abdulsallam Oulwan
Azez Ourieb
Mohammed Abdul Qader
Rafa'at Raed
Salih Raji
Rfi Rami
Iman Razza ... Um Mahmood
Forat Reda
Moyad Sa'a
Laith Sabne
Fatimah Saeb
Hameed Sahi ... Uncle Fleyih (as Hameed Sahy)
Bahram Sahy ... Fleyih's son
Jamir Salah
Jabbar Saleh
Muhnnad Salim
Waed Salim
Nick Shakoour ... Pfc Hanoon (as Nick Shakoor)
Ibitsam Shamarie ... Grandmother
Yousef Shamshoon
Saqar Soudi ... Iraqi soldier
Omar M.S. Suleiman ... Marine
Wijdan Taha
Ala'a Tahseen
Ilham Talib ... Ilham
Sandi Thaer
Ali Thahb
Amma Theyab
Abdullah Yaser
Sam Yehya ... College Boy
Helen Zamel ... Night Raid Family 3 (as Helen Zamil)
Maher Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Mazen Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Mokhlis Zamil ... Night Raid Family 3
Aseel Zedan ... Person at Party
Laith Zedan ... Person at Party
Alysha Westlake ... CNN News Anchor (uncredited)
Wil Wright ... Marine Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nick Broomfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Broomfield  written by
Marc Hoeferlin  written by
Anna Telford  written by

Produced by
Barney Broomfield .... associate producer
Nick Broomfield .... producer
Peter Dale .... executive producer
Charles Finch .... executive producer
Shani Hinton .... associate producer
Marc Hoeferlin .... associate producer
Donall McCusker .... line producer
Anna Telford .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Laird-Clowes 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Wolf 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gazzard 
Ash Jenkins 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
Deedra Ricketts 
 
Production Design by
David Bryan 
 
Makeup Department
Ian Morse .... prosthetic makeup
Ian Morse .... special makeup effects artist
Cliff Wallace .... prosthetic designer
 
Production Management
Shuna Frood .... post-production supervisor
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production manager
Jethro Harris .... head of film: Pepper
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mohammed Fahmawi .... assistant director runner: crowd
Mohammed Ghassan .... assistant director runner: crowd
Anas Khinio .... assistant director runner: crowd
Sharif Majali .... second assistant director (as Sharif al Majali)
Amer Sha'arawi .... assistant director runner: crowd
Hayley Williams .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Fran Cooper .... production buyer
Samy Keilani .... key constructor
Karim Kheir .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Heike Ast .... foley editor
Adrian Baumeister .... adr editor
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue editor
Christian Conrad .... sound editor
Tobias Fleig .... sound re-recording mixer
Rainer Heesch .... sound designer
Rainer Heesch .... supervising sound editor
Malcolm Hirst .... sound recordist
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Marcus Sujata .... foley editor
Marcus Sujata .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup designer
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Bentham .... digital lab producer
Debbie Crosscup .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Lottie Hope .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Richard Little .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Richard Little .... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
Vaibhav Marathe .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Jason Nicholas .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
Tristan Porter .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Edward Randolph .... visual effects coordinator: Baseblack
Edward Salkeld .... visual effects: Passion Pictures
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barney Broomfield .... director of photography: second unit
Joan Churchill .... additional camera operator
Phil Fisk .... still photographer
Mark French .... gaffer
Marc Hoeferlin .... additional camera operator
Osama Namrouka .... gaffer
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lara Atalla .... casting: Jordan
Natasha Delahunt .... casting assistant
Carla Lewis .... casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... casting assistant
Samer Soussou .... casting assisstant: Jordan
Lori Talley .... casting assistant
Adel Akkad .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karma Hijjawi .... costume supervisor
Fadi Omeish .... stand-by costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dan Bentham .... digital intermediate producer
Dan Coles .... digital intermediate colorist
E. Gabriel Edvy .... second editor
Rafid Kully .... assistant editor
Leanne Welham .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christoph Bauschinger .... composer: additional music
Christoph Bauschinger .... music production assistant
Andy Brown .... conductor
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Ben Coleman .... musician: electric violin
Chad Hobson .... additional music programmer
Nick Laird-Clowes .... music producer
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Daniel Pemberton .... composer: additional music
Hossam Ramzy .... musician: percussion
Scott Shields .... additional music programmer
Scott Shields .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Marwan Abadi .... military liaison
Pierre Kamel Al Marji .... accountant: Jordan
Ehab Al Saheb .... military liaison
Samantha Brookman .... production coordinator
Valérie Chabrier .... press attache: France
Richard Cradick .... title designer: end credits
Kay Cundall .... accountant: Jordan
Emile Dinneen .... researcher (as Emile Dineen)
Bianca Gavin .... production coordinator
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales
Bader Helal .... location manager
Karma Hijjawi .... on-set translator
Meitham Jamaa .... researcher
Fuad Khalil .... production consultant: Jordan
Rafid Kully .... translator
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... production staff: HanWay Films
Richard Mansell .... production staff: HanWay Films
Adnan Mjalli .... location manager
Robert Schlockoff .... press attache: France
Thorsten Schumacher .... production staff: HanWay Films
Peter Watson .... for Hanway films
Nigel Wood .... accountant
Will Wright .... armorer
 
Thanks
George David .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, and for pervasive language
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97 min
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Trivia:
The film was shot entirely on location in Jerash, Jordan, utilizing Iraqi refugees and actual US Military personnel as extras and actors.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Most of the U.S. Marines in the film are seen with M16A2 rifles, although the M16A4 rifle had largely replaced the M16A2 in front-line USMC service by the time the movie took place (late 2005).See more »
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References Breaking News (2004)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good if taken for what it is worth, 7 December 2011
Author: semperfubarsk-232-791868 from United States

After reading through some of the reviews I felt I had to chime in, though I am sure almost no one will read this. Before I give my observations on the movie itself I would just like to point out that many who stated this movie was an accurate portrayal clearly has no experience or expertise that would qualify them to make the statement. Something I hope people keep in mind when reading other reviews. As a Marine who actually served in Haditha as well as many other locations, reading many of the reviews sickened me because it shows how little people actually understand, just as I usually wear a long sleeved shirt because my USMC tattoo brings on questions, praise, or derision from the clueless masses who for some reason believe they have some insight to any reality outside their own convenient world.

That said, I feel this movie is much better then most. The film clearly had an agenda and bias, and completely off the mark in terms of representing military tactics, equipment, etc... that is pretty much standard for any movie. I appreciated how the movie wasn't overly dramatic when showing issues faced by and actions of the various parties. One thing I wish the movie did take in to account is bullets pass through those walls like paper. I would wager that a large number of civilians were killed simply during an exchange of fire between the Marines, fighters, and then civilians who may have just seen a loved one fall. I have seen this happen often and I hope one day that reality is brought to light rather then showing young Marines on a blind rampage. However, no one knows exactly what happened except those who were there, and even that "reality or truth" depends on the perspective and state of mind of the observer.

Another positive is how the movie doesn't really show any right or wrong, good or bad, that things just are and "sh!t happens". If anything, I do think that is the true agenda of the movie even if there was a bias in its portrayal. Also, I appreciated the use of Iraqi dialect of Arabic instead of modern standard, Egyptian, Syrian, etc. Another accuracy plus was how close the town/city looked compared to cities of the region. Though clearly not Haditha, I have not seen any movie closer to the truth in that regard.

On a personal note, I think many of the comments made by Cpl Ramirez were spot on if a bit staged. I am not going to comment on any particular comment because you either understand or you don't. Also, and I know this is a bit of a stretch, but I refuse to give credibility to any one who may seek to either attack or defend (verbally) our war fighters because context is everything and the most people don't have or understand the context.

I recommend this movie to anyone who is able to take if for what it is worth by dropping the expectation of realism while not adding meaning where there is not. Also, I hope people realize that no matter how many actual Marine veterans or Iraqi's (most westernized), the film is a product of the film maker and subject to their interpretation. I only wish I could have had my say about the movie sooner, if only to plant the seed that people should take this movie, and the other reviews including mine, with a grain of salt.

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