Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...
The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life.
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11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $5,019,226, 14 June 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $6,586,621, 14 June 2018
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Director Brad Anderson encouraged costume designer Carlos Rosario to craft costumes for Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) that would accentuate the American interloper's struggle to find his place in the ravaged Middle Eastern city. "There's one shot midway through the film where Mason's dressed in an Oxford shirt and loafers while he walks through a deserted city square that's just been completed destroyed," Anderson said. "That's the kind of contrast that was really exciting to me, as a way to show Mason's alienated state of mind." See more
Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) warns that the operation may "go sideways." The movie is set in 1982 but this phrase wasn't commonly used until the early 2000's. See more
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
References Bustin' Loose
Written by Edwards Fitzroy
Performed by Edi Fitzroy
Courtesy of Musical Ambassador See more