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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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For ten years one woman never stopped searching for the most wanted man in history See more »


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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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Kill Bin Laden  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$95,720,716 (USA) (29 March 2013)
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The film's title has four meanings according to a publicity flier for the picture. It states: "ZERO DARK THIRTY is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight - as well as code for "under the cover of darkness." It is also the time that the Navy Seals helicopters took to the skies on their mission to eliminate the world's most wanted man. Finally, it serves as a metaphor for the decade long, relentless pursuit of Osama bin Laden". See more »

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When Faraj is being arrested by the men wearing black Burqas, two of them are shown walking on a small bridge as they approach him. In the following wide shot, there's only one on the bridge. See more »

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[first lines]
Dan: I own you, Ammar.
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.86 (2013) See more »

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Pyaar Hai Tumse
Written by Amir Jamal, Nasir Hussain, Nasir Ali Nasir
Performed by Amir Jamal
Courtesy of Kamlee Records Limited
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Not Impressive, didn't expect it to be this terrible...
6 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Lets start with the beginning, the characters were kind of dull in their performances. Right from the CIA agent torturing Omar to the Lady at the CIA. The plot could be more interesting if they made a much more aggressive approach. Now i have no idea where they thought of Arabic in Pakistan but my experience says its more of Urdu. Considering the fact that the movie was all about capturing the most wanted man in the world, i think they should've made this more intensifying. Honestly, i fell asleep in the first half, the theater was just dumb silent and could hear folks yawn for crying out loud! The only thing that kept me awake was the timely suicide bombers that cracked once in a while. Apart from that, nothing interesting. The camera work was shoddy as ever, they try to make it look real with the shaky camera experience but that just made it worse. I think this movie could've done a lot better if the camera work was just like a normal feature film with more of middle east music in the background to keep the spirits alive. It was a bit too silent and speculative. Certainly not something worth watching in a theatre, you may as well get a DVD and watch it just once at home.


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