Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

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John Orloff (screenplay), Mariane Pearl (book)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Futterman ... Danny
Angelina Jolie ... Mariane
Archie Panjabi ... Asra
Mohammed Afzal Mohammed Afzal ... Shabbir
Mushtaq Khan ... Danny's Taxi Driver (as Mushtaq Ahmed)
Daud Khan Daud Khan ... Masud the Fixer
Telal Saeed Telal Saeed ... Kaleem Yusuf
Arif Khan ... Mariane's Taxi Driver
Tipu Taheer Tipu Taheer ... Human Rights Director
Amit Dhawan Amit Dhawan ... Technical Supervisor
Saira Nasir Khan Saira Nasir Khan ... Nasrin
Aliya Khan Aliya Khan ... Kashva
Sarah Mone Sarah Mone ... Female Guest
Bushra Parwani Bushra Parwani ... Female Guest
Zafar Karachiwala Zafar Karachiwala ... Male Guest
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Storyline

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It was an event that shocked the world. This is the story you haven't heard. See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Reunites Angelina Jolie with Will Patton after Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). See more »

Goofs

There are a number of cars shown, which were not available in the early 2002, i.e. the Toyota Corrolla Altis (2004), Honda City (2006), Toyota Camry (2004) and Honda Civic (2004). See more »

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[first lines]
Mariane Pearl: [narrating] The day after 9-11, Danny and I flew to Pakistan. He was the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, and I was working for French Public Radio. Thousands of journalist from all over the world arrived in Islamabad to cover the war in neighboring Afghanistan. On the 7th October, bombing began.
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Written by David Holmes & Stephen Hilton (as Steve Hilton)
Published by Universal/Island Music Ltd & BMG Music Publishing Ltd
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Political views aside
20 June 2007 | by roonilwazlib812See all my reviews

Taking away how others may view the Pearle's story and the question of whether or not the family should have been there in the first place, the story was excellent in conveying the emotions felt throughout the whole search of Daniel. Those who are opposed to the purpose of Daniel Pearle being there after 9/11 even with other journalists vacating will only enter and leave the theater wondering if Mariane is trying to give more credit to her husband then what people expect. It's important to walk into this movie with an open mind so that the story will be more real. Major kudos to the creators of this film for bringing a new view on a part of American history that seemed so easily cast aside.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French | Urdu | Arabic

Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mighty Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,948,863, 24 June 2007

Gross USA:

$9,176,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,008,745
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2.35 : 1
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