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Beirut (2018)

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Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Director:

Brad Anderson

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Mason Skiles
Jay Potter ... Congressman
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Nadim (as Khalid Benchegra)
Ania Josse Ania Josse ... Partygoer #1
Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon ... Partygoer #2
Yoav Sadian Yoav Sadian ... Karim (13 Years Old) (as Yoav Sadian Rosenberg)
Leïla Bekhti ... Nadia Skiles
Kate Fleetwood ... Alice Riley
Mark Pellegrino ... Cal Riley
Abdesselam Bounouacha Abdesselam Bounouacha ... Partygoer #3 (as Abdesselam Abounouacha)
Colin Stinton ... Mr. Jones
Mustapha Touki Mustapha Touki ... Gunman
Youssef El Hibaqui Youssef El Hibaqui ... Gunman (as Youssef El Hibaoui)
Aziz Attougui Aziz Attougui ... Gunman
Hichame Ouraqa Hichame Ouraqa ... Abu Rajal (as Hicham Ouraqa)
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Storyline

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...

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The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mason Skiles: You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
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Connections

Featured in The Story of 'Beirut' (2018) See more »

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Brooklyn
Written & Performed by Robert Hermel & Henri Renaud
Courtesy of De Wolfe Ltd.
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Has it's moments
2 November 2019 | by benjamin-norrisSee all my reviews

Expected more in all honesty. Gives a very brief outline of an aspect of a very complicated conflict. Solid performances from the cast and solid direction from Brad Anderson. Middle of the road Middle Eastern thriller which just lacks cohesion and at does drag at certain points.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic | French

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Wire Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,734,497, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$5,019,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,509,436
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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