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American Bomber (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 17 May 2013 (USA)
A disgraced ex-soldier travels to New York City to become the first American born and raised suicide bomber, but an unexpected relationship complicates his plan.


Eric Trenkamp


Eric Trenkamp
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Credited cast:
Michael Freeland ... John Hidell (as Michael C. Freeland)
Rebekah Nelson ... Amy Rile
Brian Floyd Brian Floyd ... David Miles
Pamela Tate ... Lee Hidell
Kenny Wade Marshall Kenny Wade Marshall ... Barry Aaron Speiler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerrod Bogard ... SSgt Vance
Troy Bynum Troy Bynum ... LT Wexler
Josh Dunn Josh Dunn ... Tom Josephson
Gerrit Goossen ... Ted Santolo
Carrie Gravenson Carrie Gravenson ... Jane Chiles
Bennett Harrell Bennett Harrell ... Sgt Reed
Erika Iverson Erika Iverson ... Security Monitor
Ted Kim Ted Kim ... Spc Gus Ruckle
Jen Kwok ... Kim Chang
Costa Leonardos Costa Leonardos ... Troy


A disgraced ex-soldier travels to New York City to become the first American born and raised suicide bomber, but an unexpected relationship complicates his plan.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Despite appearing in numerous photographs together, Michael C. Freeland, who plays Hidell, and Pamela Tate, who plays his mother, never actually met until the wrap party. See more »


Amy Rile: How you gonna show your sweetheart back home how mean and ugly New York is?
John Hidell: I ain't really aiming on going home.
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Crazy Credits

There are no credits at the beginning, only at the end. See more »


Version of American Bomber: The John William Hidell Story (2011) See more »


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Stilted and cliche. BTW, the other review, done with an account that was created day of review and has no other activity is fake
10 October 2019 | by random-70778See all my reviews

I have plenty of tolerance for shortcomings in independent/low budget films. But there is no excuse of awful, cringe-worthy dialogue, and a plot that is unintentionally absurd. A good deal of start of "American Bomber" centers around the military characters and it is clear no involved in the film has any military background or bothered to consult with anyone who does. The entire plot also has a bigoted undertone when it comes to the military.

There is also no reason even proffered as to why the female lead character would have the slighted attraction to the male character. Finally, the "surprise ending" (the target) was forced and artificial.

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