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
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Fareed
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Chandra Dawkin
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Nathir
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Bashir
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Leyla (as Mozhan Marno)
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Hamzi
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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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prison | escape | fbi | bomb | devout | See All (126) »

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The only person he can trust is himself. See more »


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

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27 August 2008 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$23,527,748 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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The film was shot in a mere 48 days, through 17 cities spread over 3 continents, and all for the relatively low budget of 22 million American dollars. See more »

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Samir states that they can avoid having their e-mails traced by logging on to each suicide bomber's account, editing the e-mails with mission instructions and then saving them as drafts, this way there would be nothing transmitted on the network. Then the bombers would login to their accounts and read the draft e-mail. Others have suggested the activity over the network to access the web mail account could be tracked. However, connections to web mail accounts are encrypted (https). In addition, tracking what someone is doing from an Internet café on the web would result in a lot of noise with very little value. More high-value information comes from tracking email, which has a sender, a recipient, and is unencrypted (and therefore would trace the network for law enforcement). Saving the mail in drafts is a very good way to significantly reduce the likelihood of the communications being intercepted in time to be of value. See more »

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Samir Horn: [defying FBI agents] The only difference between you and him is he *knows* he's an asshole.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.72 (2009) See more »

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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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