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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

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Jared Bahadur
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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

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Rated R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence. | See all certifications »
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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Dabka  »

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Dabka means fire in Somali. See more »

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Seymour Tolbin: Name's... Seymour Tolbin.
Jay Bahadur: Seymour Tolbin?
Seymour Tolbin: Yeah.
Jay Bahadur: Oh my God, you're one of my favorite journalists of all time!
Seymour Tolbin: So you're a journalist?
Jay Bahadur: No. I mean... yeah, I wanna be.
Seymour Tolbin: You wanna make it as some big journalist, you gotta go somewhere... crazy.
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The closing credits identify the many Somali refugees in the cast and crew with the year they became a refugee. See more »

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References G.I. Jane (1997) See more »

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In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Not what i was expecting..
10 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them. The Pirates of Somalia dissapointed me so much especially in the casting department since Evan Peters plays the exact same part he plays in the X-Men movies, he is awkward and not even comedic or charismatic enough to keep me entertained, his parents were also kinda stupid, the entire scene where he told them that he was going to Somalia to become a real journalist felt like he was speaking to man cave people and as for Al Pacino? He's in the film for like 3 scenes and he is obsessed with f*ck but it's still AL PACINO and besides some dumb dialogue he has to deliver he did a great job also for some reason the film literally turns into an animation but don't take my word for it see it yourselves and maybe you can enjoy it more than i did. (3/10)


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