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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Did You Know?
Star Jon Hamm was intrigued by his character, the film's straight-shooting protagonist Mason Skiles. "He's a communicator rather than just a terminator," Hamm said. "He's not some guy who solves everything by throwing a magic hammer or casting a spell or doing things that don't really exist in life. As a negotiator, Mason's gift is that he's able to talk to people not in a back-handed or sneaky way but by basically saying, 'You have something I want and I have something you want. We have to find that place where we both leave something on the table and ideally, each of us gets a little of what we want'." See more
Alice returns to an apartment in which Cal has been staying that is said to be in a very unsafe area of the city. It is not realistic that a CIA operative in Beirut with responsibilities for supervising all Middle East operations would be domiciled in a very unsafe sector of any city in which his station was located. See more
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
Featured in The Story of 'Beirut'
Written & Performed by Robert Hermel
& Henri Renaud
Courtesy of De Wolfe Ltd. See more
11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018
Gross USA: $5,019,226
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,509,436
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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