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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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Cast

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

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Connections

References G.I. Jane (1997) 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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8 December 2017 | by orangehenryviiiSee all my reviews

This was one of the most entertaining movies I've seen all year. A compelling retelling of a great story, with a refreshing approach to movie-making and an awesome cast, and some very memorable characters. Underlying all of that was a credible presentation of some important real life issues, which didn't come across as being overbearing or politically driven.

The bottom line for me is that is was a enjoyable, well made movie about a good story.


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