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Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (2006)

The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Directors:

Serdar Akar, Sadullah Sentürk (co-director)

Writers:

Ömer Lütfi Mete (script supervisor), Raci Sasmaz | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Necati Sasmaz ... Polat Alemdar
Billy Zane ... Sam William Marshall
Ghassan Massoud ... Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
Gürkan Uygun ... Memati Bas
Bergüzar Korel ... Leyla
Kenan Çoban ... Abdülhey Çoban
Erhan Ufak Erhan Ufak ... Erhan Ufak
Diego Serrano ... Dante, Sam's assistant
Gary Busey ... Doctor
Spencer Garrett ... George Baltimore, journalist
Tito Ortiz ... American Major Commander 2
Nusret Senay Nusret Senay ... Turkish Commander
Tayfun Eraslan Tayfun Eraslan ... Süleyman Aslan
Ismet Hürmüzlü Ismet Hürmüzlü ... Abu Tarik (Arab Leader)
Jay Abdo ... Kurdish Leader (as Jihad Abdou)
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Storyline

The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

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Taglines:

Some Men Are Born to be Heroes

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Arabic | English | Turkish | Kurdish

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq See more »

Filming Locations:

Gaziantep, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

TRL 7,677,420 (Turkey), 5 February 2006, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pana Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the the subject of heated discussions in Germany. Originally it was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK, but distributor Maxximum appealed this decision which resulted in a "Not under 16" rating. Then the film became a success, especially amongst turkish teenagers. The success resulted in massive media coverage. This in turn resulted in broad discussions from politicians (especially from the Bavarian conservative CSU party), youth organisations etc. about the films "Anti-American statements" and their influence on youngsters. After another appeal (from the minister for family and integration from Northrhine Westphalia) the FSK raised the rating back to the original "Not under 18". See more »

Goofs

During the final firefight when Polat sneaks up behind an American, the American turns and can be heard firing his rifle, however there is no muzzle flash visible. See more »

Quotes

Memati Bas: "He was son of God." Son of bitch.
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My salute to the producer
21 May 2006 | by j199See all my reviews

The making itself is not that great as most viewers have said. However, the action is entertaining enough. But I think what is more important is the subject of the movie. I'm glad that someone is finally has the gut to make a movie on the real injustice that committed by the America. It's amazing how many narrow minded people actually refuse to accept the truth about US army in Iraq. The massacre of civilian by US solder has already been reported by Time magazine and now the US defend department finally bowed to public pressure to investigate. Here's a report by US newspaper so no more arguments about the fact behind this movie. www.registerguard.com /news /2006 /05 /20 /a3.nat.iraqprobe.0520.p1.php?section=nation_world. (you need to remove the spaces in between to form a valid url)

I just hope we have a real hero like in the movie as well.


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