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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

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Storyline

Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. on the 11th September 2001. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Finally, in 2011, it appears that her work will pay off, and a U.S. Navy SEAL team is sent to kill or capture Bin Laden. But only Maya is confident Bin Laden is where she says he is. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language | See all certifications »

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11 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$417,150 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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Mark Boal stated that he wrote the script specifically for Kathryn Bigelow. See more »

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When they are chasing the messenger down in the streets of 'Pakistan' there is a wide view of the street and you can clearly see an Indian flag flying in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
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The filmmakers wish to especially acknowledge the sacrifice of those men, women, and families who were most impacted by the events depicted in this film: the victims and the families of the 9/11 attacks; as well as the attacks in the United Kingdom; the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan; in Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and at the Camp Chapman Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan. We also wish to acknowledge and honor the many extraordinary military and intelligence professionals and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. See more »

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Night Song
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15 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Im not sure what is worse - the film - which is really really boring or the the portrayal of the CIA - as a bunch of complete amateurs. For example when they have a possible source come to see them in a CIA compound in Afghanistan - they let the car drive through the security gates without checking it - turns out it was a suicide bomber and 7 CIA agents are killed. Amazing really. They should have made me head of CIA operations - I'm sure I or just about anybody else with half a brain could have done better. If the US really had a college girl leading the hunt for Bin Laden - no wonder it took them so long to find him. God Help the US if that is what the real CIA is like. The film is just so Boring it hurts. Want to see a great film dealing with terrorist interrogation then see "Unthinkable".

Also IMDb - why the .... can't I use caps - its not shouting as you claim its highlighting. Really annoying when u have to write everything from scratch because of some pointless rules.


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