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Traitor (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  27 August 2008 (USA)
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When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

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Omar
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Max Archer
Alyy Khan ...
Fareed
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Chandra Dawkin
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Nathir
Hassam Ghancy ...
Bashir
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Leyla (as Mozhan Marno)
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Hamzi
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Carter
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Dierdre Horn
Scali Delpeyrat ...
Inspector Gilles
Mehdi Ortelsberg ...
Ali (as Medhi Ortelsberg)
Aizoun Abdelkader ...
Ahmed
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Storyline

Samir Horn is a former soldier, a devout Muslim, and U.S. citizen in the Middle East selling bomb detonators to Islamic radicals. He joins their cause as both the FBI and a rogue CIA agent track him. Horn escapes a Yemeni prison, goes underground in France where he proves his abilities, and is sent to the United States to choreograph a simultaneous and multiple terror attack. Will the intelligence agencies talk to each other, and can Horn be stopped? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, thematic material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Traidor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,006,327 (USA) (29 August 2008)

Gross:

£78,675 (UK) (27 March 2009)
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Trivia

Alyy Khan who plays the Pakistani Fareed Mansour, previously portrayed Omar Sheik in A Mighty Heart (2007), a real-life character upon whom the character Omar in this film, played by Saïd Taghmaoui, is loosely based. See more »

Goofs

When the London police are approaching the apartment building they're using two motorcycles and a van. The van, if seen from the front, clearly shows the Mercedes-Benz star, making it a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter but when the "SWAT" officers exit the van, the rear door says Dodge on it. The Dodge Sprinter was, at no point, sold in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Samir Horn: You know that the Qu'ran says that if you kill an innocent person it's as if you've killed all mankind?
Roy Clayton: It also says that if you save a life its like you've saved all mankind... You're a hero Samir.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.72 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Laisse-Toi Aller
Written by Mark Kilian (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Marcel Adjibi (BMI)
Performed by Marcel Adjibi and Mark Kilian
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Drama/Action -Not a Bourne Rip off- Very Good-
27 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the previews, I was expecting a bourne supremacy/bond film with whoooohoooooo action that makes you say "kill, kill, kill" and gets you all worked up. But this film is more drama/realistic and made me actually think about life instead of tuning it out. The action parts are very satisfying. Don Cheadle was great. If you are expecting something along the lines of The Marine, you will probably be disappointed. It is a little more mature than that. The movie surprised me in its creativity/originality with certain scenes. overall, it is a drama/thriller/action/spy that I found very satisfying. some people on IMDb were complaining that it was slow, which it was, but don't take that to mean that the film is bad. the movie is just more of a drama film than action at times. Go see it!!!


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