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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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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$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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Matthew McConaughey was considered for the part of FBI Agent Roy Clayton. See more »

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Samir crosses into the United States from or at Boundary Bay. This would be very close to the worst place to cross from Canada into the United States. The border crossing is the only access to a peninsula which contains the hamlet of Point Roberts with a population of several thousand. To access the rest of the States, Samir would have to rent a boat and go be sea to Bellingham or Blaine, or he could go back into Canada by road. See more »

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Roy Clayton: [lecture about punching detainee] You get a suspect to talk to you by pushing his buttons, not by letting him push yours. Nobody ever teach you that?
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.30 (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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Gritty perspective on the war on terrorism
1 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don Cheadle selected another excellent role for himself in a movie that tells the tail of Jihad from the Western and Muslim perspective. If you are expecting an action flick, this is the wrong movie for you. Traitor focuses more on personal relationships than high-tech weapons. The movie makes good use of the actuals tactics and methodology of present day jihadists. But some of the terms, such as the halawas, could be better defined. The way the movie portrays interaction between American security agencies is interesting, but better represents the Cold War era than modern day. The limited information presented about Cheadle's past also leaves just enough for the imagination to wonder. The one negative is that Archie Panjabi's character was not developed enough. She did a solid job with the few lines she was given. However, a more developed Panjabi character would have added more depth to Cheadle. Overall, very good movie that makes you think.


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