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Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

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Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

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Errol Morris
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Cast

Credited cast:
Megan Ambuhl Graner Megan Ambuhl Graner ... Herself
Javal Davis Javal Davis ... Himself
Ken Davis Ken Davis ... Himself
Anthony Diaz Anthony Diaz ... Himself - Former MP
Tim Dugan Tim Dugan ... Himself
Lynndie England Lynndie England ... Herself
Jeffrey Frost ... Himself - Former MP
Sabrina Harman Sabrina Harman ... Herself
Janis Karpinski Janis Karpinski ... Herself
Roman Krol Roman Krol ... Himself
Brent Pack Brent Pack ... Himself
Jeremy Sivits Jeremy Sivits ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bradley Christopher Bradley ... Military Police (as Chris Bradley)
Sarah Denning Sarah Denning ... Military Police
Robin Dill Robin Dill ... OGA
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Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The War on Terror will be photographed See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Crime | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

S.O.P.: Standard Operating Procedure See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,108, 27 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$228,830, 27 July 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First documentary ever to be nominated for the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (2008). See more »

Quotes

Tim Dugan, civilian interrogator (as himself): You gotta consider yourself dead, and if you come back, you're just a lucky bastard, you know. But if you're there, and you consider yourself already dead, you can do all the shit you have to do. I wouldn't recommend a vacation to Iraq anytime soon.
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Excellent stuff
3 December 2009 | by Mr_Pink05See all my reviews

Respectful silence from the audience throughout. Not a word spoken by anyone exiting the theatre afterwards. Standard Operating Procedure is the film no one is talking about.

Errol Morris' documentary on the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison is smart and informative. While talking head interviews with the people directly and indirectly involved provide the backbone, cinematic reconstructions of 2003s grizzly events coupled with the well known photographs taken by soldiers work successfully at pulling an emotional response from the viewer.

Though intriguing, SOP doesn't really benefit from the big screen treatment and would probably have just as much impact if viewed on TV.

Dark and depressing, shocking and enlightening: SOP is 2008's must see documentary.


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