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Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | | Drama, History, War | 7 May 2008 (USA)
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An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

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Nick Broomfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Knoll Matthew Knoll ... Cpl. Matthews (as Matthew R. Knoll)
Elliot Ruiz Elliot Ruiz ... Cpl. Ramirez
Eric Mehalacopoulos Eric Mehalacopoulos ... Sgt. Ross
Nathan De La Cruz Nathan De La Cruz ... Cpl. Marcus
Andrew McLaren ... Capt. Sampson
Jase Willette Jase Willette ... Pfc. Cuthbert
Thomas Hennessy ... Doc (as Thomas Hennessy Jr.)
Tony Spencer Tony Spencer ... Pfc. Roberts
Vernon Gaines Vernon Gaines ... Lance Corporal Sosa
Antonio Tostado Antonio Tostado ... Lance Corporal Jimenez
Ali Adil Disher Ali Adil Disher ... Iraqi Translator (as Ali Adil Aj-kaa)
Yasmine Hanani ... Hiba
Siham Rashid Siham Rashid ... Asma
Majd Hijjawi Majd Hijjawi ... Woman shot in street
Falah Abraheem Flayeh Falah Abraheem Flayeh ... Ahmad (as Falah Flayeh)
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Storyline

In November 2005, US Marines fell into an ambush by Iraqi insurgents and one officer got killed. The reprisals by the Americans were frightening, resulting in the massacre of 24 people, many of whom were women and children. "Battle for Haditha" is the faithful account of this tragic event which scandalized the world. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence, disturbing images, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was shot entirely on location in Jerash, Jordan, utilizing Iraqi refugees and actual US Military personnel as extras and actors. See more »

Goofs

All of the Iraqi Army soldiers in the film are seen wearing the "three-color" DCU uniform, although in the time period that the movie takes place in (late 2005), the Iraqi military wore the "chocolate-chip" DBDU uniform. See more »

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References Breaking News (2004) See more »

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11 March 2015 | by MfjthirdSee all my reviews

I think this was a great movie. I do have some problems. I do believe there were injustices performed in this war. But I feel like this was one of the main objectives of this film. Show how the Americans were a bunch of hot headed vengeful bastards. It became overbearing. I have multiple friends that were in this real war and their recollections do not even come close to this depiction. I understand there were SOP's but do not buy the ones set forth in this film. I've heard about the so called "cover ups" I've also heard real accounts of people being over there. Granted innocents were killed. Every war has that. But not in the way this film depicted.


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Official Sites:

Surreal [France]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

7 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha por Haditha See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,982, 11 May 2008

Gross USA:

$10,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,521
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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