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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance. Written by Anonymous

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In the War on Terror... sacrifices must be made. [U.K. Blu-ray]

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5 November 2010 (Turkey)  »

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Director Mahsun Kirmizigül worked on this project for twelve years. See more »

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(at around 11 mins) When praying in congregation by the East River (at Kent Street, Brooklyn, to be exact), they're facing Southeast, whereas the Qiblah direction in NYC is towards the Northeast. (58 degrees East of geographic North, to be exact.) See more »

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Confused story line
20 October 2013 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Started off promising enough, however soon descended into lectures, stereotypes and an unbelievably unsophisticated sequence of events. All leading to a bizarre conclusion.

Without giving anything away: The protagonists make free use of cellphones apparently unaware of the concept of phone-taps. The FBI is unaware of even basic stakeout procedure, all suspects hide in plain sight and have a regular stream of visitors under the (very broken) radar of the law enforcing agencies. Danny Glover's character is himself not very clear what he is up to.

In short, the big budget and the big name cast are squandered for want of a half reasonable screenplay. Shame really.


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