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16 November 2007 (Spain) See more »
Truth is the first casualty of war.
The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Izzy Diaz ... Angel Salazar
Rob Devaney ... Lawyer McCoy

Ty Jones ... Master Sergeant Sweet
Anas Wellman ... Soldier (as Anas 'Tipsy' Wellman)

Mike Figueroa ... Sergeant Jim Vasquez
Yanal Kassay ... Soldier
Dhiaa Khalil ... Soldier

Kel O'Neill ... Gabe Blix / Criminal Investigation Agent #2

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... B.B. Rush

Patrick Carroll ... Reno Flake
Qazi Freihat ... Hadi
Adel Odai ... Interpreter
Helen Zamel ... Date Girl
Hiyam Abdel Karim ... Pregnant Woman
Issam Shamary ... Pregnant Woman's Brother
Shukraya Maran ... Young Screaming Woman
Sahar Alloul ... Arab News Reporter

Happy Anderson ... Battalion Commander / Prosecutor (as Eric 'Happy' Anderson)
Mazen Zoubi ... Company Commander
Zahra Zubaidi ... Farah
Sabrine Munther ... Farah's Little Sister
Shatha Haddad ... Embedded Journalist
Karima Attayey ... Farah's Mother
Suhail Abdel Hussein ... Farah's Father
Hameed Sahi ... Farah's Grandfather
Bridget Barkan ... Judy McCoy

Ohad Knoller ... Army Psychiatrist
Paul O'Brien ... McCoy's Father (as Paul O'Brian)
Paul Hijazin ... English Newscaster
Jafar Zoubi ... ATV Anchorman
Nick Seeley ... Criminal Investigation Agent #1

Don McKellar ... Criminal Investigator (voice)

Abigail Savage ... Tattooed Kid
Andrew Cullen ... Buddy #1
Francois Caillaud ... Buddy #2 (as François Caillaud)
Lara Atalla ... Buddy #3
Julie Thiery ... 'Barrage' Narrator

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
Writing credits
Brian De Palma (written by)

Produced by
Laird Adamson .... co-executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Jason Kliot .... producer
Christopher Matson .... associate producer
Gretchen McGowan .... co-executive producer
Eric Schwab .... co-producer
Stephen Traynor .... line producer
Simone Urdl .... producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Jennifer Weiss .... producer
Cinematography by
Jonathon Cliff (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Phillip Barker 
Art Direction by
Michael Diner 
Set Decoration by
Rana Abboot 
Costume Design by
Jamila Aladdin 
Makeup Department
Tamer Alsalaita .... assistant hair stylist
Tamer Alsalaita .... assistant makeup artist
Laurence Laufer .... tattoo artist
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects artist
Orly Ronen .... key hair stylist
Orly Ronen .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Andrew Cullen .... assistant production manager
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan .... executive in charge of production
Stephen Traynor .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francois Caillaud .... key second assistant director
Tamir Naber .... third assistant director
Travis Rehwaldt .... second third assistant director
Eric Schwab .... second unit director
John M. Tyson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rime Al-Jabr .... scenic painter
Amin Charif El Masri .... lead set dresser
Sana'a Jaber .... set dresser
Samy Keilani .... construction coordinator
John Moran .... graphic designer
Martha Sparrow .... assistant art director
Lana Tettlock .... key scenic painter
Paul Vernon .... property master
Samir Zaidan .... scenic painter
Nasser Zoubi .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Delaney .... conform editor
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Carla Murray .... sound effects designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Jill Purdy .... supervising dialogue and adr editor
John J. Thomson .... sound mixer
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Rob Gyorgy .... digital effects artist
Steve Griffin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bailey .... second assistant camera
Alex Gomez .... first assistant camera
Bart Grieb .... lighting technician
Duraid Munajim .... camera operator: second unit
Osama Namrouqa .... gaffer
Kit Pennebaker .... assistant camera
Animation Department
William Cameron .... animator: titles
Timothy Peel .... playback animator
Casting Department
Lara Atalla .... casting: Jordan
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
George Naouri .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fikreyeh Abu Kheit .... assistant costume designer
Phaedra Dahdaleh .... costumer
Abd Elfattah Rayyan .... wardrobe assistant
Nooredin Abedrabboh Sufian .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer (as Pat Duchesne)
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Rob Gyorgy .... DI editor
Matt Thompson .... digital media coordinator
Alex Yalakidis .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Jim Dunbar .... music supervisor
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Adel Adawi .... transportation captain
Omar Ayesh .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Zuhair Amr .... entomologist (as Dr. Zuhair Amr)
Courtney Andrialis .... creative executive: HDNet Films
Reem Bandak .... production coordinator
Phillip Barker .... title designer
Maggie Cohn .... assistant: Mr. De Palma
Beisan Elias .... production assistant
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Alice Wickwire Foster .... production coordinator
Doug Gillespie .... production accountant
Sarah Hack .... assistant: Ms. Vicente and Mr. Kliot
Steve Holmgren .... office manager
Sonia Hosko .... assistant: Ms. Urdl and Ms. Weiss
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Sam Kalidi .... adr
Fuad Khalil .... location manager
Quentin Little .... development executive
Mohammad Majali .... production assistant
Christopher Matson .... business affairs
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement
Travis Rehwaldt .... key set production assistant
Thomas Rotenberg .... development assistant
Dana Silverman .... production assistant
Robert Stein .... legal counsel
Charles Taylor .... head armorer
Scott Tremblay .... principal technical officer
Scott Weals .... military advisor
David Welch .... dog trainer
Virginia A. Williams .... production executive
Stewart Aziz .... special thanks
Maxine Bailey .... special thanks
George David .... thanks
John DeBoer .... special thanks
Atom Egoyan .... special thanks
Luc Montpellier .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images
90 min
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The film was financed by Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In one scene, PFC Reno Flake refers to SPC Lawyer McCoy as a "Corporal" when in fact his rank is that of Specialist.See more »
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Voice of a GunSee more »


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228 out of 287 people found the following review useful.
An IRAQI's Comment (Who witnessed the war), 25 December 2007
Author: MesopotamicA from United Kingdom

I would give this movie 10 stars for the courage that the producers had shown to reveal the truth about was going on there in Iraq.

First of all I am an Iraqi who witnessed everything that happened since the first moment the war took place. I am not an American who is in favour of certain political wing or party. And it is really frustrating to hear those voices picking holes in De Palma's movie and accusing him of being biased or not knowing how the army operates or..or ..or ..etc. You don't need to know anything to be human!! and to stop killing, supporting, or covering for the killing of the innocents.

It is not about elections and politics!! it is about hundreds of people getting killed daily by different groups whether Al-Qaeda, the militias, death squads, or the coalition forces themselves!! The movie was so touching in every single aspect for an Iraqi who had lived there and witnessed the war. The combination of bad and good soldiers is so true. And choosing Sammara rather than any other province or city was so wise since the pressure and threat that the soldiers are under there is not the same for soldiers who are in rather safer areas like the Northern part of Iraq. Also the psychological pressure that most of those soldiers are under has been made clear in this movie; as well as, the negativity, hostility and racism of some soldiers..If you are an Iraqi who understands English, you can understand what the American soldiers mumble or yell about every time an Iraqi approaches them. You can tell from the look whether that soldier is a good or a bad one. Something that has been successfully shown and well presented in that movie.

Like most of the people who support the American army there and consider every Iraqi or Muslim a terrorist or "desert nig**r" or "rag head", most of the Iraqis and Muslims consider every troop a thief, raper, and occupier who is after money, oil and damaging or destroying Islam. But does that mean that they are right? they are both wrong!! All the movie did is that it put the reality of what is going on in Iraq in to cinema cause not all people follow the news or know which media to be trusted; moreover, it didn't say that those stories or characters are true or ever existed. And you don't need De Palma or the Fox news to tell you that!! May be it is true that they might not know a lot about Iraq, but what makes you think that you know better than them about Iraq??!!..

Another true and clever thing about the movie were the videos posted on the internet whether for the insurgents, soldiers' wives, or the people who oppose such disgraceful crimes. Also how, in the end, the innocent soldiers were the ones who pay for the crimes that their teammates commit whether physically (Salazar) or psychologically (McCoy).

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