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Operation Red Sea ()

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.

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Cast

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Yang Rui
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Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
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Xia Nan
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Xu Hong
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Tong Li
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Ina
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Li Dong
Yutian Wang ...
Zhang Tiande
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Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
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Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine ...
Executionner
Nisrine Adam ...
Yuna
Khalid Benchagra ...
Dr. William Parsons
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Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
Shaune Diop ...
Pirate Leader
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Military Captain
Hassane Guannouni ...
Sayyid
Mezouari Houssam ...
Taha
Fenfen Huang ...
Mei Deng
Ayoub Layoussifi ...
Abu
Qiang Wang ...
Political commissar
Yanlin Wang ...
Sniper Luo Xing
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Newspaper editor Alfred (as Ren Dahua)
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Consul Ho (He Qingliu) (as Yu Dawei)
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Gao Yun

Directed by

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Dante Lam ... (as Lin Chaoxian)

Written by

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Zhuzhu Chen ... ()
 
Ji Feng ... ()
 
Eric Lin ... ()

Produced by

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Zakaria Alaoui ... line producer: Morocco
Albert Lee ... supervising producer
Candy Leung ... producer
Albert Yeung ... executive producer
Dong Yu ... executive producer

Music by

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Elliot Leung

Cinematography by

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Yuen Man Fung
Wing-Hang Wong

Film Editing by

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Chi-Hung Choi

Editorial Department

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Chi-Hung Choi ... trailer editor
Siwapoom Suesat ... online editor

Casting By

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Noureddine Aberdine

Art Direction by

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Jeffrey Kong

Makeup Department

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Lisa Cartlidge ... prosthetic artist
Zac Coyle ... hair punching
Sophie Louise Davis ... assistant prosthetic artist
Rebecca Lofvenmark ... prosthetic artist
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Frances Patterson ... Prosthetics Coordinator
Matthew Smith ... prosthetic makeup designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Achraf Aalami ... assistant director
Noureddine Aberdine ... first assistant director
Mohamed Aghroud ... second assistant director
Mohamed Amine Ayad ... assistant director
Lofti Aït Jaoui ... first assistant director
Becky Chan ... second assistant director
Rachid Doha ... second assistant director
Hicham Goullal ... third assistant director
Simon Lam ... second assistant director
Vanessa Ching-Lan Li ... second assistant director
Kam Yee Low ... first assistant director (as Keng Yee)
Kayee Poon ... second assistant director
Mohammed Hamza Regragui ... additional second assistant director: picture cars, morocco
Mounir Zaoui ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Youness Benbakrim ... set dresser
Hiu Kwan Catherine Cheuk ... assistant art director
Kim-Wai Chung ... prop master
Tarek El Asmar ... graphic designer
Idriss El Gholb ... lead man
Sean Haskett ... Picture Vehicles floor supervisor
Mohamed Houssni ... head of set dressers
Amin Rharda ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Maile Cannon ... adr casting: foreign languages
Poolpetch Hatthakitkosol ... sound effects editor
Tanadon Hosathitam ... music score mixer and editor
Nopawat Likitwong ... re-recording mixer
Sarunyu Nurnsai ... sound designer
Francisco Rizzi ... foley artist
Kaikangwol Rungsakorn ... sound effects editor
Martín Scaglia ... foley recordist
Wipooh Wisaritpaisan ... sound editor
Stan Yau ... dialogue editor / dialogue mixer

Special Effects by

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Belaid Fougdal ... special effects technician
Matthew Smith ... special effects makeup designer
Cliff Wallace ... special effects make-up

Visual Effects by

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Michal Cavoj ... cg generalist: Pixomondo
Ronnachai Changsri ... visual effects artist
John Dietz ... visual effects consultant: BangBang
Renat Gabdrakhmanov ... digital compositor
Adam Hopper ... Compositing Supervisor
Cheong Hyun-jun ... FX TD
Mahesh Babu J ... visual effects artist
Danny S. Kim ... vfx supervisor department: Macrograph
Jihyun Kim ... senior concept artist
Jaehyuk Ko ... director of research and development
Václav Kubant ... compositor: Pixomondo
Kosta Lagis ... cg supervisor
Thomas Lautenbach ... visual effects supervisor: Pixomondo
Joung Hoon Lee ... supervising visual effects artist
Armen Mailyan ... compositor: Pixomondo
Jihyun Nam ... effect supervisor
Keun-Pyo Park ... cgi supervisor
Sunny Sung-Yong Park ... visual effects
Youngil Pyo ... CG Supervisor
Gareth Repton ... visual effects supervisor
Ryan D. Romero ... digital artist
Javier Sanz ... cg lead
Jung Jin Song ... CG supervisor
Guo-Feng Tang ... visual effects producer: Pixomondo
Bill Wang ... visual effects production manager: Pixomondo
Dennis Yeung ... visual effects producer
Baek Yiseul ... fx artist
Jinhee Kim ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Sung-min Alvin Yun ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Younes Afroukh ... stunt performer
Abdelaaziz Attougui ... stunts
Faycal Attougui ... morocco / stunt coordinator
Mohamed Attougui ... stunt performer
Hami Belal ... stunt performer
Brahim Boukhizzou ... stunt performer
Ait ben Azzouz Brahim ... stunt performer / stunts
Siu-Ho Chang ... stunt driver (as Siu-Hon Chang)
Jarno Cordia ... additional stunt coordinator
Benoît Fabre ... stunt performer
Jenna Gygi ... stunt coordinator
Benjamin Hicquel ... stunt performer
Gérard Lesage ... stunt performer
Youssef Marchouki ... stunt performer
Aimad Mghar ... stunt performer
Matt Moore ... stunt performer
Abdellah Oukseh ... stunt performer
Scott Paterson ... stunt performer
Aitoufqir Rida ... stunt performer
Mohamed Semmoum ... stunt performer
Simon Shiyamba ... stunt performer
Fokke van der Werf ... stunt performer
Jérémie Vigot ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Arntz ... aerial director of photography
Sui Hung Chow ... gaffer
Jarno Cordia ... aerial dp: aerial footage
Peter Davis ... aerial director of photography
Moulay Mustapha El Idrissi ... key grip
Adam Huddlestone ... aerial director of photography
Weijun Liu ... aerial drone cinematographer
Lau-fai Lo ... gaffer
Pool Nganpeerapong ... digital imagining technician
Skynamic ... aerial cinematography
Jonathan Lele Young ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Taoufik El Jannani ... casting assistant
Mounir Saguia ... casting director: Morocco

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adil Arbouch ... assistant costume designer
Sara Khabir ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Youssef Abagourram ... location manager
Mounir Akkaoui ... assistant base camp manager
Abderrahim Amirate ... location assistant
Samir Benayyad ... location assistant
Mohamed Benhmamane ... location manager
Abdelaziz Boukdam ... location assistant
Khalid Bouslamy ... assistant location manager
Rachid Choutrik ... location assistant
Rachid Derrouich ... location assistant
Mhamed Douha ... location assistant
Nassim Driouche ... location assistant
Omar Driouche ... location manager
Imad El Ghazi ... assistant location manager
Redouane Fihi ... key assistant location manager
Adil Hajji ... location assistant
Faical Hajji ... assistant location manager
Youssef Hajji ... location assistant
Lahoucine Khabid ... location assistant
Driss Ait Lahcen ou Lahcen ... assistant location manager
Mohamed Mahmoud ... location coordinator
Ahmed ait Mbarek ... base camp manager
Ouadia Oufint ... location assistant
Abdelhakim Ouiski ... location assistant

Music Department

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Kostas Christides ... orchestrator
Norbert Elek ... orchestrator
Marcus Fong ... orchestrator
Bálint Sapszon ... orchestrator / session supervisor
Kelvin Yuen ... Composer Assistant
Vithor Moraes ... Assistant Music Editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jalal Aziz ... transportation captain
Mounir Badia ... action vechile co-ordinator
Ahmed el Bilk ... transportation co-captain
Sidi Mohamed Ennaji ... action vehicle assistant
Said Errifaai ... transportation co-captain
Nabil Jalil ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Abde Sallam Ait Abdellah ... Asssitant production accountant
Hajar Belkasmi ... set production assistant
Bouchra Bentayeb ... assistant production coordinator
Pierre Bourdaud ... voiceover actor
Maile Cannon ... dialogue coach: Hai Qing
Wei-Ming Chen ... armorer
Chi-Hung Choi ... making-of director
Tina Collins ... dialect coach: HaiQing
Khadja Koulla ... production coordinator
Marc Leroyer ... weapons supervisor/armorer
Myriam Loukili ... production accountant
Salah Rakouch ... production assistant
Frank See ... Military Adviser / combat action choreographer
Widad Taha ... production coordinator
Isabelle Tai ... marketing

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • 红海行动 (China, Mandarin title)
  • 紅海行動 (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • Operation Red Sea (United States)
  • Operation Red Sea (World-wide, English title)
  • Hong Hai Xing Dong (India, English title)
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Runtime
  • 142 min
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Box Office

Budget $70,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend China $72,491,251, 18 Feb 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $579,220,560

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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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