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Operation Red Sea (2018)

Hong hai xing dong (original title)
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.


Dante Lam (as Lin Chaoxian)
31 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Yi Zhang ... Yang Rui
Johnny Huang ... Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
Hai-Qing ... Xia Nan
Jiang Du ... Xu Hong
Luxia Jiang ... Tong Li
Sanâa Alaoui Sanâa Alaoui ... Ina
Fang Yin ... Li Dong
Yutian Wang Yutian Wang ... Zhang Tiande
Jiahao Guo ... Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
Henry Prince Mak ... Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine Noureddine Aberdine ... Executionner
Nisrine Adam ... Yuna
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Dr. William Parsons
Jacky Cai ... Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
Shaune Diop Shaune Diop ... Pirate Leader


PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Drama | Thriller | War


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The film was loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War in late March. See more »


During the fight against the Somali pirates, one of the men on the helicopter has a silencer on his weapon. Given the fact that a helicopter makes far more noise than a silencer, as well as the fact that the man with the rifle is not trying to stay hidden, a silencer would be only a hindrance, since the muzzle velocity of silenced weapons is lesser than that of unsilenced ones. See more »

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War, war never changes.
24 February 2018 | by soliddengSee all my reviews

I finished the movie yesterday, still fell unreal. It's like a civilian first time experiencing real war, not the kind of wars that were shown in the Hollywood war movies, but an extremely realistic one, the one that you will experience when you walk right into the middle of an ongoing armed conflict . I have watched countless war movies from all over the world but I have never felt the way like I had on yesterday. I heard from my Chinese friends about modern Chinese young netizens love to see China gets into a war with other countries to demonstrate the ability of their Military force. I strongly advice them to see this movie, to see what will really happen in a war.

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China | Morocco | Hong Kong


Mandarin | Arabic | English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Red Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$436,059, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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