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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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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Archer
... Solomon Vandy
... Maddy Bowen
... Dia Vandy
... Colonel Coetzee
Antony Coleman ... Cordell Brown
... Jassie Vandy
Anointing Lukola ... N'Yanda Vandy
... Captain Poison
... Benjamin Kapanay
... Nabil
... Rupert Simmons
... Rudolf Van De Kaap
... Ambassador Walker
... 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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No one has found a diamond, Until Now See more »


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

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8 December 2006 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe were Edward Zwick's first two choices for the role of Danny Archer. They previously appeared in The Quick and the Dead (1995) and later starred together in Body of Lies (2008). See more »

Goofs

When RUF raids Solomon Vandy's village, RUF soldiers start chopping people's hands. At this scene, the RUF commander shoots a person who tries to run. After that, he explains their motive to the second person. At this time he has a sword in his right hand and a book in his left. From the back camera, the sword is in the left hand, and the book is absent. Also from this point, the book goes in and out of the commander's pocket every now and then till the next scene. 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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Referenced in Christmas in Compton (2012) See more »

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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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Diamonds, Nerve And Indifference
28 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

The torturous road of South African diamonds to the greedy fingers of an indifferent world makes this new Edward Zwick movie one of the most powerful Action/Adventure/Dramas to come out of Hollywood in a long time. The perfect balance between entertainment and a thoughtful social commentary helps the center of the story to have a real heart and a palpable respect for us, the audience. All this praise and I still have not mentioned Leonardo Di Caprio or Djimon Hounsou but I'm going to. Di Caprio opens a new door, introducing us to a character who is a first in his already extraordinary career. He startled us as a very young man with "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" before he fell with a serious case of Titanictis. Now, after a three a long and serious Scorsese cures, this spectacular actor makes me believe that we haven't seen anything yet. Remarkable. As remarkable as the soulful Djimon Hounsou who manages to give the film a visible soul. I was moved and yes, I must admit, surprised. Apart from the visual and interpretative prowess of "Blood Diamond" there is a realistic view of a third world country as shattering as the unforgettable one in "City Of God" Don't miss it.


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