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Camp X-Ray (2014)

R | | Drama, War | 17 October 2014 (USA)
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A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there.


Peter Sattler


Peter Sattler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nawal Bengholam ... Newscaster
Payman Maadi ... Ali
Lane Garrison ... Ransdell
Joseph Julian Soria ... Rico
Marwan Naji ... Detainee #1 (as Mark Naji)
Anoop Simon ... Detainee #2
Kristen Stewart ... Cole
Cory Michael Smith ... Bergen
Ser'Darius Blain ... Jackson
Tara Holt ... Mary
LaDell Preston LaDell Preston ... IRF #1
Daniel Leavitt ... IRF #2
Marco Khan ... Mahmoud
Julia Duffy ... Cole's Mother
Robert Tarpinian Robert Tarpinian ... Detainee #3


A young soldier escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn't going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she's sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. Written by Deadline

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We are at war. See more »


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nude images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In one scene, Cole - played by Kristen Stewart asks Ali to stop acting like Hannibal Lecter. Stewart appeared with the two performers of Agent Clarice Starling, in Panic Room (2002), along Jodie Foster and Still Alice (2014), along Julianne Moore. In both films, Stewart played their daughters. See more »


Corporal Ransdell nor anyone else would customarily be authorized to wear their cover (uniform cap) indoors, as several are seen doing in the film. A solider would only wear his or her cover indoors if the individual was under arms. See more »


Ali: I haven't heard about this movie.
Cole: Well, it's probably banned where you're from, anyway.
Ali: You mean in Germany?
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Featured in Tavis Smiley: Episode dated 20 October 2014 (2014) See more »


Joint Ride
Written by Marcus Merriett and Alvin Merriett
Performed by Chaptabois
Courtesy of Sound Management Music
By arrangement with Blue Buddha Entertainment
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Big surprise!
6 February 2015 | by Adriano_GallianiSee all my reviews

After watching "American Sniper" I swerved I would never again watch anything from USA related to their most recent military campaigns, cause I couldn't stand another buying false facts and fiction as a truth. But boy, this movie blew me away.

It does carry a strong message, it has to go a great lengths, it cant be too direct, but it delivers when it really matters.

Kristen in her recent works shows that she can act and that shes willing to do more artistically challenging titles now that shes done with that teen garbage.

But real star is Peyman Moaadi, heart-aching performance. Just brilliant.

Im still wondering how this movie happened, I truly believed that "American Sniper" defined what USA market want to see, judging by it Oscar nominations and positive reviews based only on patriotism.

Camp X-Ray is not at all apolitical as some of reviewers say - nah, it is political statement, cleverly submerged under story about human species, friendship and love.

Don't miss this one!

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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,316, 19 October 2014

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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