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Redacted (2007)

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The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.

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Brian De Palma

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Brian De Palma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Izzy Diaz ... Angel Salazar
Rob Devaney Rob Devaney ... Lawyer McCoy
Ty Jones ... Master Sergeant Sweet
Anas Wellman Anas Wellman ... Soldier (as Anas 'Tipsy' Wellman)
Mike Figueroa ... Sergeant Jim Vasquez
Yanal Kassay ... Soldier
Dhiaa Khalil Dhiaa Khalil ... Soldier
Kel O'Neill ... Gabe Blix / Criminal Investigation Agent #2
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... B.B. Rush
Patrick Carroll ... Reno Flake
Qazi Freihat Qazi Freihat ... Hadi
Adel Odai Adel Odai ... Interpreter
Helen Zamel Helen Zamel ... Date Girl
Hiyam Abdel Karim Hiyam Abdel Karim ... Pregnant Woman
Issam Shamary Issam Shamary ... Pregnant Woman's Brother
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A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Truth is the first casualty of war.

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Crime | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violent content including a rape, pervasive language and some sexual references/images | See all certifications »
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English | French | Arabic | German

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Censurado See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,628, 18 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,388
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The U.S. Army soldiers in the film are all seen wearing the PASGT helmet, which was phased out of the U.S. Army and replaced with the MICH/ACH shortly before when the time period in which movie takes place, mid-2006. See more »

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References Barry Lyndon (1975) See more »

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Same "stuff"... different war
9 November 2007 | by PossumtrotSee all my reviews

De Palma already did his murder/rape hatchet job in 1989, when Leftist darlings Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox offered their considerable acting attributes to "Casualties of War".

Some folks posting on this site are already accepting as truth the premise of De Palma's film. Whoa!

If American troops had actually committed this atrocity, the mainstream media would have trumpeted it, and would have never let us forget it. It would be bigger than Abu Gharib.

De Palma not only copies Hitchcock's cinematic style unabashedly; he's now reduced to recycling his own scripts and plots.

At least he had the decency to wait until Vietnam was some time in the past before he urinated over the legacy of those veterans.

I have checked Mr. De Palma's bio on this site, and there is no mention that he ever served in the armed forces. As much as I loathe Oliver Stone, he's a combat Marine, and deserving of a salute for his service.

De Palma needs to stick to gangster flicks. Otherwise, when it comes to the American fighting trooper, he, like the rest of Hollywierd, is clueless.


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