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Release Date:
29 May 2008 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
The War on Terror will be photographed See more »
Plot:
Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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a definite must-see with some essentials missing See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Megan Ambuhl Graner ... Herself
Javal Davis ... Himself
Ken Davis ... Himself
Anthony Diaz ... Himself - Former MP
Tim Dugan ... Himself
Lynndie England ... Herself

Jeffrey Frost ... Himself - Former MP
Sabrina Harman ... Herself
Janis Karpinski ... Herself
Roman Krol ... Himself
Brent Pack ... Himself
Jeremy Sivits ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bradley ... Military Police (as Chris Bradley)
Sarah Denning ... Military Police
Robin Dill ... OGA

Joshua Feinman ... Military Police (as Josh Feinman)
Jeff L. Green ... Military Police (as Jeff Green)
Roy Halo ... Detainee
Cyrus King ... Military Intelligence
Alim Kouliev ... OGA / Interrogator

Mike McCann ... OGA / Interrogator
Daniel Novy ... Military Police
Zhubin Rahbar ... Detainee

Shaun Russell ... Military Police
Kami Shahab ... Detainee
Charity Sills ... Military Intelligence
Leighton Strout ... Detainee
Robert Dill ... Translator (uncredited)

Merry Grissom ... Interrogator (uncredited)
Combiz Shams ... Iraqi Detainee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Errol Morris 
 
Produced by
Julie Ahlberg .... producer
Amanda Branson Gill .... co-producer
Robert Fernandez .... executive producer
Errol Morris .... producer
Ann Petrone .... co-producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Chappell (director of photography)
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Grieve 
Steven Hathaway 
Dan Mooney 
 
Production Design by
Steve Hardie 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Kelly 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Draghici 
 
Makeup Department
Brad Look .... key makeup artist
Donyale McRae .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ron Ames .... post-production supervisor
Laura Burnell .... production supervisor (as Laura Anderson)
Mark Lipson .... post-production supervisor
Brody McHugh .... production supervisor
Dina Marie Piscatelli .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shea Varge .... second assistant director
Julian Wall .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Christopher Branan .... carpenter
Jon Gold .... property master
Larry Morgan .... carpenter
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Bowker .... sound editor
Dustin Cawood .... assistant sound designer
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
G. John Garrett .... sound mixer
Pete Horner .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Mann .... midi transcriptions
Darren McKenzie .... midi transcriptions
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Dror Gescheit .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Ames .... visual effects producer
Danny Braet .... visual effects
Kyle Cooper .... designer
Adam Gerstel .... visual effects editor
Jesse Klein Seret .... assistant visual effects editor (as Jesse Klein)
Stephen Lawes .... compositor
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
Luke McDonald .... visual effects
Nathaniel Park .... visual effects editor
Richard Wardlow .... visual effects
Gary Mau .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Devital .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Avery .... second assistant camera
Eric Boyle .... key grip
Mark J. Casey .... electrician
Joe Christofori .... first assistant camera
Scott D. Davis .... gaffer
Tim Driscoll .... key grip
Joe Duarte .... grip
Dan Hutchinson .... electrician
John R. Kaplan .... grip
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Steven Romeo .... digital utility
John Vecchio .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Claire Benjamin .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Christine Carr .... digital intermediate producer
Salvatore Catanzaro .... on-line editor
Brad Fuller .... co-editor
David Ian Salter .... co-editor (as David Salter)
Karen Schmeer .... co-editor
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Jorge Tanaka .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Michael Atwell .... digital score recordist
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Marc Mann .... midi transcriptions
Darren McKenzie .... midi transcriptions
Tim Rodier .... music preparation
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Edgardo Simone .... orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
 
Other crew
Unjoo Lee Byars .... title producer: Main/End Titles, Graphics
Maggie Causey .... script supervisor
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: designer
Erin Henning .... production assistant
Raymond Hernandez .... production assistant
Daniel Izui .... production assistant
Zach Lazar .... stage manager
Lindy Lucas .... production secretary
Mike Mollica .... production assistant
TeNeil Moore .... production coordinator
Sean Robert O'Keefe .... production assistant
Daniel Polsby .... assistant to director
Allan Rafael .... set production assistant
Derek Rimelspach .... production assistant
Ellen Stafford .... producer: main/end titles
George Whitman .... key set production assistant
Sven Zuege .... title designer: end titles, Prologue Films
Seth Kleinberg .... technical producer: main and end titles and visual effects (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language
Runtime:
116 min | Germany:118 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:U (with warning) | Germany:18 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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First documentary ever to be nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (2008).See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a definite must-see with some essentials missing, 24 April 2009
Author: ylmzyldz from Turkey

"Standard Operating Procedure" is without a doubt one of the most terrifying films to come out in the last few years. It is a bold documentary which may be at times too gut-wrenching for some people to watch, not that this should ever prevent anybody from seeing it. It was a good decision to look at the events at Abu Gharib mainly through the eyes of the convicted military officers; and of course the photographs speak for themselves. Apart from the depth of the material, the filmmakers have done an outstanding job with the enactments, the visuals and the brilliant music by Danny Elfman. Although the documentary does point out and emphasize that high-ranking officers were never imprisoned for the depicted crimes, in my opinion, the film does fail to ask many essential questions that I feel should have been included in this documentary. Such as: Why do we insist seeing these events as more of an embarrassment on the part of the U.S. than an insult on the Iraqi prisoners? Since the soldiers frequently mention that they are "just following orders", who exactly are these orders coming from? Why will the U.S. Military not allow Charles Graner to be interviewed? What kind of a system is this that can categorize a completely naked "detainee" handcuffed backwards to his bed or another prisoner made to stand for a long time in a difficult position by the fear of being electrocuted as "standard operating procedure"? I am aware that the answers to these questions would stretch the format the director has chosen for this documentary, but I still believe that Errol Morris should have looked more openly into these territories in order to have made an even bolder film; and bold, courageous and very well made this film certainly is.

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