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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 among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

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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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
Mohamed Hakeemshady ... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
Jojo Gonzalez ... Jojo
Aidan Whytock ... Agent Brice
Vere Tindale ... CBSA Officer
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Maria Vos ... Avril Benoît
Alok Tewari ... Kailash Bahadur
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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

Dabka See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Mitch Kelp: We don't have a single source in Somalia, and I'm sure as shit not gonna get my ass shot over there trying to find out what would possess these, um... Possess these crackheads to take an unarmed tanker.
Chrissy: Hmm. Well, Mitch, word here is our corporate insurance policy wouldn't cover you in that hellhole, and they'd hate to have a lawsuit from your family on their hands when they mail you back in pieces.
Mitch Kelp: Thank corporate for being so considerate, Chrissy... Back to you.
Chrissy: So until we can find one crazy...
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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 All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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11 January 2018 | by kaya-roozemondSee all my reviews

Very well knit and exciting movie about Somalia, captures the culture and people very efficiently. Great lead character and support as well. Al Pacino's appearance was very adequate as well. The overall story telling style was very entertaining and felt fresh continuously.


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