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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)

Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (original title)
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.


Serdar Akar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Necati Sasmaz ... Polat Alemdar
Billy Zane ... Sam William Marshall
Ghassan Massoud ... Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
Bergüzar Korel ... Leyla
Gürkan Uygun ... Memati Bas
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)


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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Some Men Are Born to be Heroes


Action | Drama | War


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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 »


The supposed Humvees seen being driven by the U.S. soldiers are obvious souped-up civilian models with V-8 engine exhaust ports, most likely the Turkish equivalent of the U.S. model. The U.S. military standard Humvee does not have V-8 engines and are much smaller than depicted in this film. See more »


Polat Alemdar: He is God's son.
Memati Bas: Son of a bitch!
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Follows Kurtlar Vadisi (2003) See more »

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A good movie from the 'other' side
12 March 2006 | by jgunther-3See all my reviews

After so many American movies where the bad ones are the "others", be it Germans, Russians, blacks, latinamericans, Chinese, japs, Afghans or Iraqis, it is refreshing to see a movie from the other side, full into the face of the ugly US-American! The film shows many situations we have heard about in the newspapers, albeit the story about chasing organs seems to be strongly exaggerated. Battle scenes are realistic and intense albeit separated by interminable, never ending dialogs. It is a pity the Americans are played by Turkish or Arab actors, or at least not typical American faces! Was it impossible to find enough big, blond, blue-eyed faces to play that part?

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Release Date:

3 February 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq See more »

Filming Locations:

Iraq See more »


Box Office


$8,300,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pana Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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