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5 Days of War (2011)

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A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Mikko Alanne (screenplay), David Battle (based on a screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Friend ... Thomas Anders
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Tatia Meddevi
Richard Coyle ... Sebastian Ganz
Heather Graham ... Miriam Eisner
Johnathon Schaech ... Cpt. Rezo Avaliani
Rade Serbedzija ... Col. Alexandr Demidov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Andy Garcia ... President Mikheil Saakashvili
Val Kilmer ... Dutchman
Mikko Nousiainen ... Daniil
Mikheil Gomiashvili Mikheil Gomiashvili ... Anton Meddevi
Ana Imnadze Ana Imnadze ... Sofi Meddevi (as Ani Imnadze)
Antje Traue ... Zoe
Kenneth Cranham ... Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
Dean Cain ... Chris Bailot
Sergo Shvedkov Sergo Shvedkov ... Minister Temur Iakobashvili
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Storyline

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Their only weapon is the truth.

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and atrocities, and for pervasive language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Georgia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2011 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Renny Harlin/Georgia-Russia War Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Republic of Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,254, 21 August 2011

Gross USA:

$17,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,944
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Because the nation of Georgia had very little infrastructure with regards to film production, much of the below-the-line crew was filled by technicians and craftspeople from Bulgaria. See more »

Goofs

At 1:26:19, the satellite upload screen showing the progress of the upload indicates the "Pre-cash". It should have been spelled "Pre-cache". See more »

Alternate Versions

In Polish release, music from ending credits was replaced by fragments of Lech Kaczynski's speech from Tbilisi in 2008. Additionally, Polish version was dedicated to Kaczynski. See more »

Soundtracks

No Fear of Heights
Written and Performed by Katie Melua
Courtesy of Dramatico Entertainment Ltd.
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amazing action and effects,....horribly executed film
12 April 2012 | by devastationfilms1See all my reviews

the only reason i am giving this film a 5 is mainly due to the action. The action was incredibly choreographed and excellent special effects. Great Cinematography.

Now, the story, plot, acting, writing, historical accuracy,.....all crap. it was horribly inaccurate and biased toward the Georgians, who actually started the war. it was basically a big fat Georgian propaganda film. both sides committed atrocities in this horrible 5 day war. it wasn't good guy vs bad guy, it was bad guy vs bad guy. If the writers and Director had done any research, they'd know all of this.

next, the story, plot, and writing. the story is just badly planned out, and doesn't really show any background,....mainly due to the fact that this is a huge propaganda Georgia film. The plot was plain and predictable. So, that really made me not enjoy this film. The writing was pretty p_i_s_s_ poor. No background story, the lines were stiff and just not emotional at all.

acting was bad, but not horrendous. I have seen much much worse.

all in all, this movie could have been one amazing work of art and story telling, but they got too focused on the money, which they obviously failed miserably at: $12,000,000 budget, only got $60,000 in the box office. So yeah, overall just a good one time watch when you are ridiculously bored out of your mind


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