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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leyla (as Mozhan Marno)
Inspector Gilles
Mehdi Ortelsberg ...
Ali (as Medhi Ortelsberg)
Abdelkader Aizzoune ...


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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Plot Keywords:

prison | escape | fbi | bomb | devout | See All (126) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Traidor  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,006,327, 31 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,530,831, 25 November 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the fact that Samir is shown smoking a cigarette on several occasions, there is no disclaimer about nobody getting paid for the depiction of tobacco products. See more »


During Samir and Carter's first conversation, very few drops are visible hitting either them or the car next to them during a heavy rainstorm. See more »


Max Archer: [Referring to the bomber captured in Spain] This guy's gotta be in a state of shock. He planned on waking up in Paradise to 72 virgins. Blow yourself up to get laid, this is gotta be some crazy s**t!
Roy Clayton: Where I grew up the Klan burned crosses in front of people's houses and called it Christianity. Then my daddy and the folks from the church would drive over and put them out. Seems every religion has more than one face.
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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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Drama/Action -Not a Bourne Rip off- Very Good-
27 August 2008 | by 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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