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Blood Diamond (2006)

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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

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Edward Zwick

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Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Danny Archer
Djimon Hounsou ... Solomon Vandy
Jennifer Connelly ... Maddy Bowen
Kagiso Kuypers ... Dia Vandy
Arnold Vosloo ... Colonel Coetzee
Antony Coleman Antony Coleman ... Cordell Brown
Benu Mabhena ... Jassie Vandy
Anointing Lukola Anointing Lukola ... N'Yanda Vandy
David Harewood ... Captain Poison
Basil Wallace ... Benjamin Kapanay
Jimi Mistry ... Nabil
Michael Sheen ... Rupert Simmons
Marius Weyers ... Rudolf Van De Kaap
Stephen Collins ... Ambassador Walker
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ... M'Ed (as Ntare Mwine)
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Storyline

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. Written by Miist

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Mende | Afrikaans

Release Date:

8 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diamond See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,648,324, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$57,366,262, 6 April 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,407,179, 28 January 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Solomon's son's name is Dia, which means "expensive" in Krio, the adapted language of Sierra Leone. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, the vehicles are driven on the left side of the road. Sierra Leone drives on the right, while filming locations South Africa and Mozambique drive on the left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon Vandy: Dia. Dia. Don't want to be late.
Dia Vandy: English boys don't go to school every day.
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Connections

Referenced in Rampage (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sierra Leone National Anthem
aka "High We Exalt Thee Realm of the Free"
Written by John Joseph Akar and Clifford Nelson Fyle
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An Undeniably Powerful And Breathtaking Film
4 September 2014 | by CalRhysSee all my reviews

An undeniably powerful and breathtaking film from talented director Edward Zwick. 'Blood Diamond' is a beautifully shot war thriller set against the backdrop of the Sierra Leone civil war, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou in their Oscar-nominated roles. By far one of the best war dramas of modern times, 'Blood Diamond' is a powerful testament in the film industry boasting intense and well-executed action scenes and heart-wrenching drama. Zwick's vision truly outpaces his narrative in this compulsive and thought-provoking tale. An exciting and compelling tale, that stand as a great acting showcase for the two leads.


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