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Pirates of Somalia (2017)

The Pirates of Somalia (original title)
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Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.

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:
Al Pacino ... Seymour Tolbin
Evan Peters ... Jay Bahadur
Melanie Griffith ... Maria Bahadur
Barkhad Abdi ... Abdi
Coral Peña ... Katlyn
Russell Posner ... Jared Bahadur
Philip Ettinger ... Alex
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
Darron Meyer ... Mitch Kelp
Aidan Whytock ... Agent Brice
Vere Tindale ... CBSA Officer
Mohamed Hakeemshady ... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
Sabrina Hassan Sabrina Hassan ... Maryan
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

canada | writer | drugs | gun | See All (4) »

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Somalia | Kenya | Sudan | South Africa | USA

Language:

English | Somali

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where the White Man Runs Away See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jay Bahadur is saying he always considered himself more of a Bernstein, than a Woodward, as Bernstein was ugly as hell and never went through college, and overcame his shortcomings. Bob Woodward went to Harvard Law School, and Carl Bernstein dropped out of university. Carl Bernstein was played by Dustin Hoffman in All the Presidents Men, a movie, of which Jay Bahadur has a poster of, hanging in his room. See more »

Quotes

Jay Bahadur: Name's Bahadur, here to see Dr. Fleshman about my back.
Katlyn: Have you ever been here before?
Jay Bahadur: No.
Katlyn: All right, you'll just need to fill out these forms.
Jay Bahadur: Right.
Katlyn: You okay?
Jay Bahadur: Yeah, I just hurt my back, figured I'd get a jump on being a senior citizen.
Seymour Tolbin: So, you busting on grey hairs? To make a move on Kaitlyn, eh?
Jay Bahadur: Excuse me?
Seymour Tolbin: That's all right, I understand... I'd take down all of humanity just to bang her.
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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

In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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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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