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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 Michael C. Freeland ... John Hidell
Rebekah Nelson ... Amy Rile
Brian Floyd Brian Floyd ... David Miles
Pamela Tate 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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17 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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The building that Hidell chooses as his target is not actually located in Manhattan. It was photographed in Brooklyn. However, the real life embassy it is supposed to be is indeed located in midtown Manhattan near the United Nations, as depicted in the film. See more »


Amy Rile: We all have to ride the train together. And there's no back of the bus when all the seats face one another, anyway.
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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 timetowrite-32654See 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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