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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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,675 (UK) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

£78,675 (UK) (27 March 2009)
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When Samir buys an apple on a market in Marseille you can clearly see the French word "traiteur" (in English: delicatessen), similar to the word "traître" (in English: traitor) on the awning in the background, when he leaves the market. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Samir is running into the apartment complex in Chicago while running away from the FBI agents, the original agents following him radio in that they are at the address "128 S. Randolph." There is no S. Randolph St. in the city of Chicago as Randolph runs East/West. However movie-makers frequently use nonexistent addresses, equivalent to telephone nos that start with "555-" to avoid legal issues. See more »

Quotes

Samir Horn: I've been in a lot of battles. And it may have seemed like a suicide mission at the time, but we always had a plan to come home.
Omar: You must be willing to sacrifice some of your pawns if you want to win the game.
Samir Horn: I don't know.
Omar: I think you do. You risked your life to share your food with a stranger.
Samir Horn: That's not the same thing. I was just doing my duty. If I had known...
Omar: Jihadi is also your duty. Ahmed has told me what you have done in Afghanistan.
Samir Horn: Tactics have changed my friend.
Omar: Tactics have always ...
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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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26 September 2008 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

I usually go to Malco's reviewers and then Rotten Tomatoes, to see what the consensus on a movie is. Well after going to see this movie with some very hardcore friends/critics, we all agree, the professionals are getting paid off! If it wasn't for the good amateur Malco reviewers, I would have missed a very good thought provoking movies. I disagree that this movie stereotypes its characters, they are anything but. The acting is rich, the character's are memorable, very great acting on all levels, especially the main characters, and respect is paid to traditional Islam as opposed to its radical splinter. About Cheadle's character, you may have heard his performance is wooden, that is untrue, he delivers a moving portrait of a tortured soul subjected to a traumatic past and exposed to soul rending choices. If you follow it, Traitor will offer an excellent, thoughtful, journey into the heart of a complex issue.


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