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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
Barkhad Abdi ... Abdi
Philip Ettinger ... Alex
Coral Peña ... Katlyn
Russell Posner ... Jared Bahadur
Aidan Whytock ... Agent Brice
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Vere Tindale ... CBSA Officer
Sabrina Hassan Sabrina Hassan ... Maryan
Mohamed Hakeemshady ... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
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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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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Sound Mix:

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

Abdi: There is so much to write about in this country!
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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 Captain Phillips (2013) 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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Title misleading
7 June 2018 | by bryangary65See all my reviews

Though a true story was a bit disappointed with the film.

Seemed a bit silly in many parts. Al Pacino was good but underused while Barkhad Abdi was probably the best character though every time you saw him I couldn't help but think he was playing his Captain Phillips role!


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