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Beirut (2018)

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Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

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Brad Anderson

Writer:

Tony Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Mason Skiles
Jay Potter ... Congressman
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Nadim (as Khalid Benchegra)
Ania Josse Ania Josse ... Partygoer #1
Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon Angus John Crisford Pritchard-Gordon ... Partygoer #2
Yoav Sadian Yoav Sadian ... Karim (13 Years Old) (as Yoav Sadian Rosenberg)
Leïla Bekhti ... Nadia Skiles
Kate Fleetwood ... Alice Riley
Mark Pellegrino ... Cal Riley
Abdesselam Bounouacha Abdesselam Bounouacha ... Partygoer #3 (as Abdesselam Abounouacha)
Colin Stinton ... Mr. Jones
Mustapha Touki Mustapha Touki ... Gunman
Youssef El Hibaqui Youssef El Hibaqui ... Gunman (as Youssef El Hibaoui)
Aziz Attougui Aziz Attougui ... Gunman
Hichame Ouraqa Hichame Ouraqa ... Abu Rajal (as Hicham Ouraqa)
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Storyline

Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...

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Taglines:

Beirut: 1982. The Paris of the Middle East Was Burning.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

14A | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Wire Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,734,497, 15 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,019,226, 14 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,586,621, 14 June 2018
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a period espionage thriller loaded with resonance for contemporary audiences. The picture revisits the roots of Middle Eastern terrorism as a backdrop to a timeless story about one man's quest for peace. "I think audiences who see Beirut will become interested in some of the history that we touch on," said producer Mark Weber. "I also think it's about the idea that one person can make a difference, however small. In a bad situation, you have to suit up and try to make things better." See more »

Goofs

Mason Smiles (Jon Hamm) warns that the operation may "go sideways." The movie is set in 1982 but this phrase wasn't commonly used until the early 2000's. See more »

Connections

Featured in Beirut: Sandy Crowder (2018) See more »

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Mamara
Written & Performed by Michel Nahme
Courtesy of Hollywood Music Center
By arrangement with Royalty Network
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A quality tense and gripping thriller.
8 April 2018 | by irons-dmw1966See all my reviews

Ignore the irrelevant comments and reviews, this is a terrifically told story and is entertaining. I heard that 'The Quiet Place' was filmed in a very noisy location so perhaps that deserves low reviews too.... Just go and enjoy Beirut, it's a great movie.


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