Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...
The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life.
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11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $5,019,226, 14 June 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6,586,621, 14 June 2018
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Except for one day of filming in Rhode Island, this movie was filmed entirely in and around Tangier in northwestern Morocco during the summer of 2016. "We chose Tangier as the perfect location to recreate Beirut because it has not developed in the way that many other areas in the region have become modernized," producer Mike Weber said. "Being in Tangier and seeing all those locations, it felt like we were going back in time." See more
Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) warns that the operation may "go sideways." The movie is set in 1982 but this phrase wasn't commonly used until the early 2000's. See more
Referenced in The Story of 'Beirut'
Written & Performed by Michel Nahme
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