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...
Beirut: 1982. The Paris of the Middle East Was Burning.
11 April 2018 (USA)
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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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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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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
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
Featured in Beirut: Sandy Crowder
Written & Performed by Michel Nahme
Courtesy of Hollywood Music Center
By arrangement with Royalty Network See more