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Afghan Luke (2011)

R | | Drama | 11 June 2011 (China)
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An experienced journalist risks returning to Afghanistan in pursuit of a sensational story.

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Luke Benning
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Tom Holiday
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Mateen
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Sgt. Rick Cahoon
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Elita
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Imran Sahar
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Miss Freedom
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Ustad Mir
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Lewis Black
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Russian Pilot
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Assad
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Hamid
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Mark
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Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas Wright), tagging along, Luke returns to Afghanistan and intends to gather enough evidence to get his old story into print. But he soon finds that the country is an even more dangerous place than when he left. To make matters worse, his old friend and fixer, Mateen (Stephen Lobo) has been hired away by Luke's journalistic nemesis, Imran Sahar (Vik Sahay). Soon the trip for Luke and Tom in Afghanistan turns into a surreal and perilous adventure, a journey into an alternate reality, filtered through a haze of gun smoke. Written by Barrie Dunn

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Everything is true but the facts

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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11 June 2011 (China)  »

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Afghan Luke and the Burgundy of Hash  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the Worst War Movies of All-Time
10 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this is fiction, but if you're going to have a movie embedded within an historical context, at least attempt to make that context somewhat accurate, or at least believable to anyone with even a limited knowledge of the event/events. I had to turn this off after 15 minutes there were so many inaccuracies.

The two things that did seem accurate.

1. It looked like it could be Afghanistan.

2. His guide was getting high.

Not accurate;

1. Snipers are not in four-man teams firing from moving vehicles. 2. There are no tent-bars in Afghanistan, much less those with dancing white women. Alcohol is against the law, and while I am sure that alcohol is smuggled in, it's abuse is not flaunted because it is illegal. 3. What newspaper has ever suppressed a story that denigrates soldiers?

Answer... none. The typical tact is to exaggerate every infraction and try to instigate it into some Muslim outrage and retaliation.


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