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Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 5 November 2010 (Turkey)
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

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Mahsun Kirmizigül
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haluk Bilginer ... Hadji
Danny Glover ... Marcus
Gina Gershon ... Maria
Mahsun Kirmizigül ... Firat
Robert Patrick ... Becker
Mustafa Sandal Mustafa Sandal ... Acar
Scott William Winters ... Jim
Sharrieff Pugh ... Stephens
Engin Altan Düzyatan ... Timur (as Engin Altan)
Justine Cotsonas ... Jasmin
Ryan Silverman Ryan Silverman ... Thomas
Laine Rettmer ... Lisa
William Rueger William Rueger ... Priest (as Rev. William Rueger)
Bob Ari ... Lawyer / Friedman
Hisham Tawfiq ... High Roller
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Storyline

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In the War on Terror... sacrifices must be made. [U.K. Blu-ray]

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey | USA

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Bitlis, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,423,390
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Boyut Film See more »
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Runtime:

| (Blu-ray) (shorter)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mahsun Kirmizigül worked on this project for twelve years. See more »

Goofs

(At 36:11 and 42:42) The two congregations (by the East River and in the mosque) are in wrong format. Every rank behind the imam should be aligned, straight, continuous and extend on both sides till it reaches an obstacle (wall, column, etc.) See more »

Alternate Versions

Some video releases, like the U.K. Blu-ray version, contain a shorter version, running only 102 minutes and missing circa 15 minutes from the theatrical version. See more »

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Great effort - arguable Islamic premise - but great movie still
29 May 2011 | by too-limpySee all my reviews

This movie spared all effort to put into perspective the authority pursuit of terrorists across the Atlantic. It successfully depicts that despite the claim that war against terrorism is not war against Islam, when vengeance underscore motivation, vindication transcends borders of respects. For a movie, it was well directed, well acted, and the presentation quite successfully moved the audience to experience the multitude of human emotions that filled and colored the characters portrayed in the movie. All in all, this movie is a gem that will give the audience an alternative scenario and perspective in the fight against terrorism, especially given the the theater is filled to the brim with the Hollywood version of anti-terrorism, that are often distorted and certainly one-sided.

This movie attempted to put into light the true Islam, albeit there are fundamental differences to what some may argue as to the 'truer' teachings of Islam would otherwise preach, as opposed to the more secular and somewhat liberated Islam as Turkey is practicing. While the attempt is commendable, the less informed audience may presume this is true of Islam. Case in point, Turkey is about the only country that accepts Muslims marrying Christian. But the well spoken message that a terrorist is automatically a non-Muslim, deserves an applaud.

Needless, this movie is not about teaching. And for the entertainment value, this movie is an outright winner.


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