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.
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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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Using screenwriter Tony Gilroy's script as the blueprint for his performance, actor Jon Hamm relied on director Brad Anderson to keep a firm hand on the tiller once filming began. "Brad was intensely knowledgeable about the script and what he wanted to see in the frame," Hamm said. "At the same time, he allowed everybody to bring a little something to the table to create this kind of creative buffet of sights and sounds and experiences and words and images. Brad was like the conductor of an orchestra, intimately aware of the music each person needed to play." 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
Should I or Should I Not?
Written by Patrick DeRemer
(as Pat Deremer) & Damon Danielson
Performed by Sue Ann Carwell
Courtesy of The Numero Group
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