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
Coral Peña ... Katlyn
Philip Ettinger ... Alex
Russell Posner ... Jared Bahadur
Abdi Delgo ... colonel delgo
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
Darron Meyer ... Mitch Kelp
Jojo Gonzalez ... Jojo
Aidan Whytock Aidan Whytock ... Agent Brice
Alok Tewari ... Kailash Bahadur
Donat Balaj Donat Balaj ... Frank Reynolds
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He risked everything to tell their 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

Almost all of the actors in the Somalia scenes are actual Somalian refugees. See more »

Quotes

Jay Bahadur: [trying a Somalian drug] What's the effects?
Abdi: Makes some people want to have sex... others are very talkative.
Jay Bahadur: [spitting out in disgust] Ugh!
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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 »

Connections

References Team America: World Police (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

""Hypnotize""
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert), Deric Angelettie (as Deric Michael Angelettie), Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean J. Combs), Ron Lawrence (as Ronald Lawrence) and The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G. (as Notorious B.I.G.)
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Rise"
Written by Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (as Randy Badazz Alpert) and Andy Armor (as Andy W. Armer)
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Great flick
9 February 2019 | by tngdirSee all my reviews

What's the name of the Khat dealer? I didn't find her in the cast?


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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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