Carlos the Jackal (2010)
"Carlos" (original title)

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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

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Series cast summary:
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 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez 'Carlos' (3 episodes, 2010)
Alexander Scheer ...
 Johannes Weinrich (3 episodes, 2010)
Fadi Abi Samra ...
 Michel Moukharbel (3 episodes, 2010)
Lamia Ahmed ...
 Épouse religieux syrien (3 episodes, 2010)
Karam Ghossein ...
 Feday chez Wadie Haddad (3 episodes, 2010)
Liane Sellerer ...
 Épouse Steff (3 episodes, 2010)
Philippe Tran ...
 Feday Orly (3 episodes, 2010)
Ahmad Kaabour ...
 Wadie Haddad (2 episodes, 2010)
Talal El-Jordi ...
 Kamal al-Issawi 'Ali' (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Amie de Carlos (2 episodes, 2010)
Nora von Waldstätten ...
 Magdalena Kopp (2 episodes, 2010)
Christoph Bach ...
 Hans-Joachim Klein 'Angie' (2 episodes, 2010)
Rodney El Haddad ...
 Anis Naccache 'Khalid' (2 episodes, 2010)
Julia Hummer ...
 Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann 'Nada' (2 episodes, 2010)
Antoine Balabane ...
 Général al-Khouly (2 episodes, 2010)
Rami Farah ...
 'Joseph' (2 episodes, 2010)
Aljoscha Stadelmann ...
 Wilfred Böse 'Boni' / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Zeid Hamdan ...
 'Youssef' (2 episodes, 2010)
Fadi Yanni Turk ...
 Colonel Haïtham Saïd (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Brigitte Kuhlmann (2 episodes, 2010)
Badih Abou Chakra ...
 Cheikh Yamani (2 episodes, 2010)
Basim Kahar ...
 Riyadh el-Azzawi (2 episodes, 2010)
Cem Sultan Ungan ...
 Agent irakien (2 episodes, 2010)
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Storyline

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka 'Carlos,' is a Venezuelan-born Marxist revolutionary who aligns himself with the Palestinian cause and becomes the world's most notorious terrorist. He leads assaults on the meeting of OPEC ministers, taking them hostage and flying them from country to country seeking asylum, one of the most daring acts of terrorism in history. From his earliest days as an apprentice in the revolutionary movement to his subsequent downfall, Carlos becomes a figure of legend. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The man who hijacked the world.


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Opening Weekend:

$20,006 (USA) (15 October 2010)

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$145,118 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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Édgar Ramírez put on 35 pounds over the duration of filming to show Carlos's physical deterioration leading up to the time of his capture. See more »

Goofs

When the terrorists take the tram in Vienna to get to the OPEC conference, the tram can be seen in three scenes, and every time it is a different tram line: The first tram's final destination is "Nussdorf", the second tram is line "D" and the third is a tram on "Extra Tour". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Valentín Hernández: Excuse me. I'm not Muslim and I'm famished. Don't you think what the revolution needs is money and not corpses?
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': What are you saying?
Dr. Valentín Hernández: Your hostages are more valuable alive than dead.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': Know what, Dr. Hernandez? Let me be clear. I'm very well paid. I have nothing to gain by sparing these dogs. Understood? Enjoy your sandwich.
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The full 3-part series is now on a major USA cable TV network!
10 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A reviewer (understandably) posted a comment that indicated the US censorship forces would not allow this series to be shown on mass market outlets such as major cable TV networks. I include an excerpt from this person's review below: "USA FCC censorship will never allow this movie to be shown in public TV as it was in Europe (there is nudity and swearing all over). It is really a pity because young people should see this to understand the difference between fight and manipulation." I am happy to report that the major cable TV network, Time Warner cable TV, is showing this series now on its "on-demand" channels, which is very convenient for viewing. I saw evidence that the series was not substantially edited in that frontal male nudity was shown (a US taboo) and also the length of the 3-part series seems consistent with the most nearly complete versions of this series. This is of course not proof that nothing was edited, but it is encouraging. I hope this information is helpful to others!


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