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...
Beirut: 1982. The Paris of the Middle East Was Burning.
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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As CIA agent Donald Gaines, actor Dean Norris, acclaimed for his SAG Award-winning performance as Hank in 'Breaking Bad', appeared in 'Beirut' nearly unrecognizable in a toupee and thick glasses. "We didn't want people to go, 'Oh, that's the guy from 'Breaking Bad'," director Brad Anderson said. Norris sees his character as someone who represents a hardball approach to international problem solving. "You need both the carrot and stick," Norris said. "You hope Mason can make diplomacy work but you always need somebody like Gaines so you have the heavy hand of the CIA backing it up." See more
Several of the vehicles are from the wrong era, specifically a Cadillac limousine in the 1972 scenes, and a Jeep Wrangler in the 1982 scenes. See more
Referenced in Beirut: Sandy Crowder
Written by Oum
(as Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui)
Performed by Oum
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