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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 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:
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
Robert Hobbs ... Navy Admiral
Darron Meyer ... Mitch Kelp
Lindsay Sullivan Lindsay Sullivan ... Canadian air hostess
Mohamed Hakeemshady ... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
Alok Tewari ... Kailash Bahadur
Edward Gelbinovich Edward Gelbinovich ... Clerk #1
Kiana Madani ... Tracy Ziconni
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Barkhad Abdi, who was born in Somalia, had his break out role in Captain Philips. A movie about Somalian Pirates. Barkhad Abdi plays one of the main pirates in that movie, that is describing an incident, that is part of this story. See more »

Quotes

Seymour Tolbin: Name's... Seymour Tolbin.
Jay Bahadur: Seymour Tolbin?
Seymour Tolbin: Yeah.
Jay Bahadur: Oh my God, you're one of my favorite journalists of all time!
Seymour Tolbin: So you're a journalist?
Jay Bahadur: No. I mean... yeah, I wanna be.
Seymour Tolbin: You wanna make it as some big journalist, you gotta go somewhere... 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 »


Soundtracks

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

 
Not really
18 January 2018 | by borbatr-1See all my reviews

The movie dedicates from 3 - 5 minutes of dialogue to explain something of Somalia history, culture and situation. Throughout the rest of it, it tells the story of a prepotent journalist trying to make a career out of another country situation. The main character is just annoying and futile. Native actors made good performances. Important story told through a bad script.


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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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