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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.




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Credited cast:
Michael C. Freeland ... John Hidell
... Amy Rile
Brian Floyd ... David Miles
Pamela Tate ... Lee Hidell
Kenny Wade Marshall ... Barry Aaron Speiler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... SSgt Vance
Troy Bynum ... LT Wexler
Josh Dunn ... Tom Josephson
... Ted Santolo
Carrie Gravenson ... Jane Chiles
Bennett Harrell ... Sgt Reed
Erika Iverson ... Security Monitor
Ted Kim ... Spc Gus Ruckle
... Kim Chang
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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The film was shot over 27 months, from June 2010 until September 2012. 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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Version of American Bomber: The John William Hidell Story (2011) See more »


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Written & Performed by The New Lou Reeds
Courtesy of Exit Stencil Recordings
Copyright 2006 The New Lou Reeds
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21 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

I give this such a high rating for the lead actor Michael C. Freeland and the lead actress Rebekah Nelson. Both are excellent to watch, and their chemistry is undeniable. The movie starts off a little slow, but really picks up when Amy (Nelson) enters. The relationship between her and Hidell (Freeland) is what makes this movie worth watching. It is real, genuine, and well written. The rest of the actors in the movie could stand to take a lesson or two to keep up better with these two, but it is an indie film, so it can be expected. The cinematography is okay. A few scenes it is a bit too shaky. Sound quality and music though are great. All in all, the movie is good and worth a viewing. Ending is something I didn't totally expect.

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