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Traitor (2008)

 -  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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,675 (UK) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

£78,675 (UK) (27 March 2009)
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According to Guy Pearce, who plays FBI agent Roy Clayton, the conflict depicted and denounced in the film is due to lack of communication between the different branches of the American government post-9/11, particularly the CIA and the FBI, with each agency trying to supplant the other. See more »

Goofs

When Roy and Max are on one of the freighters in Halifax, NS, the camera pans out to the harbour to show another boat and a distant bridge. The harbour is clearly not Halifax. Halifax has two bridges, which are suspension bridges, the bridge in the distance may be a cantilever or compression arch bridge. See more »

Quotes

Roy Clayton: Do you think Samir believes it's God's will for him to kill others?
Dierdre Horn: You carry a gun yourself.
Roy Clayton: Now you didn't answer my question.
Dierdre Horn: My son has seen enough death to understand the value of life.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) See more »

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Laisse-Toi Aller
Written by Mark Kilian (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Marcel Adjibi (BMI)
Performed by Marcel Adjibi and Mark Kilian
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thoroughly enjoyed the film
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i was lucky enough to be part of the "first audience" to catch this at a pre-screening, and i have to say that i really enjoyed this film. i don't know anything else i could really say. it was suspenseful, had great twists, the acting was superb, and was a great story. Don Cheatle was amazing as ever, but i don't want to give away any spoilers at all so i wont say anything about the characters. what i will say is that Jeff Daniels for sure needed more character development. of course Guy Pierce was great, and what came as a semi-surprise was Saïd Taghmaoui's performance. very well-done by the cast and if Steve Martin is really the man who came up with the idea, he needs to keep churning 'em out. Traitor was a fit name for the film, and i would recommend it to all of you reading this.

9 1/2 out of 10


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