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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Did You Know?
Against the backdrop of a politically dysfunctional Lebanon, screenwriter Tony Gilroy strived to develop the interior psychology of his hero in the manner of master spy novelist John le Carré. "His books were extraordinary, although they didn't always make for good movies because they were so hard to condense," Gilroy said. "I was highly motivated by the idea of designing a le Carré type film that could be put in a two-hour frame. And then the idea of a character like Mason [Jon Hamm], who's faced with great disappointment, that's very much a John le Carré thing." 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
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