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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Comedy, War | 9 May 2008 (UK)
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Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

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Morgan Spurlock

Writers:

Jeremy Chilnick (screenplay), Morgan Spurlock (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Morgan Spurlock ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Self (archive footage)
Daryl Isaacs ... Self (as Daryl M. Isaacs)
Alexandra Jamieson ... Self
Donald Rumsfeld ... Self (archive footage)
Laken James Spurlock Laken James Spurlock ... Self
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Storyline

When Morgan Spurlock and his wife find out they are expecting a child in an unsafe world that faces multiple terrorist and environmental threats, Morgan decides to track down the world's most wanted and dangerous terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, undergoes self-defense training, takes all required medical shots, and sets out to travel to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan amongst others to try and locate the man who has managed to elude the American army for nearly a decade. His fears, generated due to biased media coverage that Muslims and Arabs are hostile, are laid to rest when he does encounter friendly, and quite refreshingly well educated, hospitable, politically matured men and women, who are well aware of America's faulty 'foreign policy', and do not subscribe to Jihad nor to the Taliban nor Osama's terror-tactics. But he does encounter some hostility, quite ironically, in two of America's allies -- Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and it is on the soil of Pakistan -- ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »

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[from trailer]
Morgan Spurlock: [into a cave in Afghanistan] Yoo-hoo? Osama?
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

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Theme from Shaft
Written by Isaac Hayes
Performed by Malik Adouane
Courtesy of EMI Arabia
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Another Thought-Provoking, But Still Not-Too-Serious Documentary From Morgan Spurlock
6 March 2008 | by magician2000See all my reviews

What first comes to mind when you hear you're going to a movie titled "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?"? An odd title for a quality film. I saw an advanced screening for market research purposes, and the theater was full. In a similar way to Michael Moore (but far less polarizing), Morgan Spurlock is able to make his point and maintain a great sense of humor. He travels to all major regions of the Middle East- including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan- on his quest to find Osama. Along the way, we meet many middle-easterners: regular citizens, terrorists' siblings, and islamist extremists. To see the sentiment of these people up close and personal is quite amazing, and Spurlock must be truly admired for his courage to venture into these dangerous territories.

I have gotten this far but have failed to mention the humor in it. I will say this much: You will get at least 4-5 belly laughs, and countless chuckles along the way.

It is a great follow-up to "Super Size Me" and shows that he can tackle the more political/difficult issues, but still keep that signature Spurlock smile.

GO SEE IT!


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Arabic | French

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hunt for Osama Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,698, 20 April 2008

Gross USA:

$384,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$681,725
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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