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The Hunting Party (2007)

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A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No.1 war criminal in Bosnia. However, their extremely dangerous target decides to come after them.

Director:

Richard Shepard

Writers:

Richard Shepard, Scott Anderson (article)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Duck
Richard Gere ... Simon Hunt
Gordana Vukres Gordana Vukres ... Girl at Awards Ceremony
James Brolin ... Franklin Harris
Sanela Seferagic Sanela Seferagic ... Sexy Assistant
Damir Saban Damir Saban ... Gert
Aleksandra Grdic Aleksandra Grdic ... TriBeCa Loft Girl
Jesse Eisenberg ... Benjamin Strauss
John W. Falk John W. Falk ... Journalist #1
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... Journalist #2
Harald Doornbos Harald Doornbos ... Journalist #3
Philippe Deprez Philippe Deprez ... Journalist #4
Erich Rathfelder Erich Rathfelder ... Journalist #5
Zan Marolt Zan Marolt ... Journalist #6
Ljubomir Kerekes Ljubomir Kerekes ... The Fox
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Storyline

A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia; they find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

hunt | bosnia | fox | cia | war criminal | See All (93) »

Taglines:

How can they find the world's most wanted war criminal when the C.I.A. can't? [by actually looking]


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spring Break in Bosnia See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,609, 9 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$969,869, 1 November 2007
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the film, there is the following text "In theory, the official hunt for war criminals in Bosnia continues to this day ... However the two most wanted men - Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - continue to evade the U.S., the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the Hague and all in the civilized world who claim to be looking for them. In the ten years that Radovan Karadzic has been on the run, he has published two books and one play. Perhaps if the International Community opened a semester theatre... ... But they're probably too busy "searching" for Osama Bin laden."

Since the film was released, there have been major developments. Radovan Karadzic was arrested in 2008 in Belgrade and extradited to the Netherlands. Found guilty of 10 (out of 11) counts of war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), he was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in 2016. Ratko Mladic was arrested in Lazarevo (Serbia) in 2011 and extradited to the Netherlands. His trial started in 2012 and is still incomplete. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, after they leave the restaurant without paying, the owner shoots their car's right wing mirror. Later, in the scene when the truck is ramming them, the mirror is intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: Only the most ridiculous parts of this story are true.
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits, a clip of Arif Alaibegovic singing "Na Ophodi Prema Bakijama" appears besides the next set of credits. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Pusti, Pusti Modu
Written by Slobodan Vujovic, Goran Bregovic and Kornelije Kovac
Performed by Zdravko Colic
Courtesy of Croatia Records
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A film well made
10 February 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a disgraced journalist trying to hunt down the most wanted war criminal in Bosnia.

I understand that a topic like this would attract rather polarised opinion. Putting aside the historical facts or political opinion, I think this film is well made and acted. It has thrilling and comedic elements. Just as things start to get slow, there are gunshots, car chases and road blocks to pump up the action. And just when the thrill gets too much, there are fun and relaxing scenes. The ending is strong and affecting, and it sends out a strong political message (or protest) about how the West is not doing their job. Jesse Eisenberg's role as Benjamin is a little redundant, but still I thought "The Hunting Party" was a good film.


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