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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director:

Bryan Buckley

Writers:

Bryan Buckley, Jay Bahadur (based on the book "The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World" by)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Evan Peters ... Jay Bahadur
Al Pacino ... Seymour Tolbin
Melanie Griffith ... Maria Bahadur
Barkhad Abdi ... Abdi
Philip Ettinger ... Alex
Coral Peña ... Katlyn
Russell Posner ... Jared Bahadur
Darron Meyer ... Mitch Kelp
Aidan Whytock ... Agent Brice
Mohamed Hakeemshady ... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
Alok Tewari ... Kailash Bahadur
Lindsay Sullivan Lindsay Sullivan ... Canadian air hostess
Jojo Gonzalez ... Jojo
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Storyline

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

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Taglines:

Based on a true story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dabka means fire in Somali. See more »

Quotes

Jay Bahadur: [on the phone, having difficulty in pronouncing the greeting in Somali and finally giving up] Assalamu-ciao
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits identify the many Somali refugees in the cast and crew with the year they became a refugee. See more »


Soundtracks

In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Although slow paced, an entertaining, informative and well put together production
13 December 2017 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This type of docufilm is not my cup of tea as I'm more into the action/tension type films, but I still found it entertaining, informative and a well put together production with great casting, directing, writing and cinematography. Although the pace was too slow for me, still a great watch and thus a 8/10 from me.


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Country:

Somalia | Kenya | Sudan | South Africa | USA

Language:

English | Somali

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirates of Somalia See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,385
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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