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Beirut (2018)

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Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

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Brad Anderson

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Mason Skiles
Jay Potter ... Congressman
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Nadim (as Khalid Benchegra)
Ania Josse Ania Josse ... Partygoer #1
Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon ... Partygoer #2
Yoav Sadian Yoav Sadian ... Karim (13 Years Old) (as Yoav Sadian Rosenberg)
Leïla Bekhti ... Nadia Skiles
Kate Fleetwood ... Alice Riley
Mark Pellegrino ... Cal Riley
Abdesselam Bounouacha Abdesselam Bounouacha ... Partygoer #3 (as Abdesselam Abounouacha)
Colin Stinton ... Mr. Jones
Mustapha Touki Mustapha Touki ... Gunman
Youssef El Hibaqui Youssef El Hibaqui ... Gunman (as Youssef El Hibaoui)
Aziz Attougui Aziz Attougui ... Gunman
Hichame Ouraqa Hichame Ouraqa ... Abu Rajal (as Hicham Ouraqa)
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Storyline

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...

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The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and a brief nude image | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Wire Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Story of 'Beirut' (2018) See more »

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Mamara
Written & Performed by Michel Nahme
Courtesy of Hollywood Music Center
By arrangement with Royalty Network
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Kind of Boring
17 April 2018 | by Marko454See all my reviews

There is some suspense, but the movie tends to drag on, with a lot of fast dialog like one would see in one of those made for TV action dramas. At times, the dialog is so fast that the movie becomes hard to follow. If you miss a line, you can lose track of what is going on. This was a film that I was not all that impressed with. In one of the scenes, I believe that the main character had a combination telephone-answering machine that looked like something from the late 1990's, certainly not early-80's.


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