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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Director Brad Anderson said he responded strongly to screenwriter Tony Gilroy's script's exotic milieu and its interpersonal drama. "I was very taken by the world of Tony's story. I frankly didn't know very much about Beirut, so for me it was more the character elements that drew me in. I was fascinated with Mason [Jon Hamm] as this tortured soul who's trying to redeem himself by saving his friend. That's a very classic dramatic sensibility." 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
References Bustin' Loose
Should I or Should I Not?
Written by Patrick DeRemer
(as Pat Deremer) & Damon Danielson
Performed by Sue Ann Carwell
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