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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.

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

The UN mission ended in 20 December 1995 when NATO took over (IFOR/SFOR). In 2000 there should have been SFOR flags instead of the UN flags, SFOR patches, not UN and no blue berets. Military vehicles should have their national camouflage painting and SFOR markings. This is for NATO/SFOR details. The UN Mission (UNMIBH) was still active during the time this film depicts and the UNMIBH personnel and equipment are accurate - specifically the blue berets and UN vehicles for the UN International Police Task Force personnel in Foca. 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

I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by The 88 featuring Nirvan Pistoljevic
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Let the film take you where it will and you'l have a good time
23 December 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Based on a true story of a trio of Journalists looking for a war criminal in the former Yugoslavia. The Original group included Jon Krakauer, in the movie we have Terrence Howard and Richard Gere. Where originally it started as a bunch of journalists getting drunk and deciding to go out and find the bad guys, here we have Gere as a washed up TV reporter convincing his old camera man and a network executive (who got the job because of nepotism) that he can get an interview with "the Fox" if they are willing to go along with him. They go and things instantly begin to go side ways as nothing is as it seems and no one believes they aren't with the CIA. Not to put too fine a point on it I really liked this film a great deal. Its witty intelligent with lots of likable characters and a real sense of both humor and reality.Its probably three quarters of one of the most enjoyable films of the year (even with the nastiness.) What can I say I'm a sucker for great buddy films and Terrence Howard and Richard Gere have an ease when together that makes you certain that they have been friends for decades. Its magical. If there is a problem with the film its that the film kind of loses steam toward the end. Somewhere the need for an "ending" kind of gets in the way of things and the film begins to be a bit less...I don't know, fun. Don't get me wrong its still better than many other recent films, but its just disappointing that things have to be "neat". Of course the pre-final credits explanation of whats real and what isn't a scream. See this movie, thats all I have to say. See it and go with its vibe and I think you'll have a good time.

And forgive me for being spotty about things since I'm trying not to say too much since not knowing what happens is part of the joy.


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