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Green Zone (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  12 March 2010 (USA)
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Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Rawi Bodyguard (as Faical Attougui)
Aymen Hamdouchi ...
Michael J. Dwyer ...
Met-D (as Michael Dwyer)
Edouard H.R. Gluck ...
Brian Siefkes ...
Adam Wendling ...
Abdul Henderson ...
Paul Karsko ...
Robert Miller ...


Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is done following orders


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Green Zone  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,309,295 (USA) (5 March 2010)


$35,024,475 (USA) (30 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Ahmed Zubaidi is based on Ahmad Chalabi, an Iraqi politician who pushed for the US invasion of Iraq. See more »


The character of Jonathan Vaught is referred to as "Captain Vaught" in dialogue, and his uniform bears Captain's insignia, but the credits list him as "Colonel Jonathan Vaught". See more »


[first lines]
Al Rawi Bodyguard: [air raid sirens] Leave that! Space is limited!
Al Rawi Bodyguard: [explosions beginning] Hurry up! Hurry! We must leave now!
Al Rawi Bodyguard: [chaos in the hallways] Downstairs everyone!
Al Rawi Bodyguard: General...
General Al Rawi: [no response]
Al Rawi Bodyguard: General Al Rawi, sir. We must leave now.
Al Rawi Bodyguard: Ayad, get in the car. I'm right behind you.
[leaving the building]
Al Rawi Bodyguard: Seyyed, send the men to the safe houses.
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Intelligent action thriller
19 March 2010 | by (Lafayette, IN) – See all my reviews

The Green Zone is that rarest of films—a well-written, rousing action thriller with a political conscience that perceptively deconstructs the idiocy of war. From the very first scene, the action grabs you and throttles you for the ensuing two hours—although the story is fairly complex, the exposition is handled deftly, and—despite the constantly jolting camera work—it's pretty easy to follow along with what's happening. Matt Damon delivers a strong performance as an Army Warrant Officer who truly cares about the justifications for his actions—he has no problem being a good soldier, as long as he knows that there are clear moral reasons behind what he's been ordered to do. Unfortunately, during the early days of the Iraq War, clear moral reasons were in very short supply, and Damon's character battles an array of competing military and political agendas as he searches for the truth behind the military's search for the ever-elusive Weapons of Mass Destruction rumored to be hidden in Iraq. This film is so well done, and Damon is so good in it, that I'm starting to consider the Greengrass/Damon tandem on a par with the Scorsese/DeNiro and Scorsese/DiCaprio pairings. Damon's best work (the last two Bourne films and this one) has come with Greengrass at the helm—here's to hoping they make many more fine films together.

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