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The Kingdom (2007)

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A team of U.S. government agents are sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

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Peter Berg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Ronald Fleury
Chris Cooper ... Grant Sykes
Jennifer Garner ... Janet Mayes
Jason Bateman ... Adam Leavitt
Ashraf Barhom ... Colonel Faris Al Ghazi
Ali Suliman ... Sergeant Haytham
Jeremy Piven ... Damon Schmidt
Richard Jenkins ... Robert Grace
Tim McGraw ... Aaron Jackson
Kyle Chandler ... Francis Manner
Frances Fisher ... Elaine Flowers
Danny Huston ... Gideon Young
Kelly AuCoin ... Ellis Leach
Anna Deavere Smith ... Maricella Canavesio
Minka Kelly ... Miss Ross
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Storyline

After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Under fire. Under pressure. Out of time. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El reino See more »

Filming Locations:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,135,055, 30 September 2007

Gross USA:

$47,536,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,658,558
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this film was much longer and larger in scope, running approximately two and half hours, and this is the cut that director Peter Berg wanted to release, which featured more character development and more dramatic overtones to the story. Universal balked at the idea and forced Berg to cut down the film to its current length, much to his dismay. See more »

Goofs

After the Saudi commandos raid the bomb makers hideout and kill them all, Damon Schmidt comes in and starts talking with the FBI agents. He then goes over to the wall and picks up one of the assault rifles against the wall by the barrel. Fleury tells him to put it back and he is now holding the rifle by the grip. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator #1: After capturing most of the Arabian Peninsula with the help of the Wahhabi Islamic warriors, Ibn Saud establishes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Connections

Featured in Wetten, dass..?: Wetten, dass..? aus Basel (2007) See more »

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Waiting
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Written by Danny Elfman
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Excellent
16 August 2007 | by cbucklerSee all my reviews

I saw an advanced screening of this movie. The movie is exciting, informative and moving. Just enough action to keep your heart pumping and a great story - I became involved. This movie will show you a slice of life in Saudi Arabia. The characters are real and the struggle to get to the truth is real. The interplay between the Americans and the Saudi troops really shows the differences in our cultures while also showing how police are police and just want the truth no matter where they come from. This movie shows how we should be able to get along if we put religion to one side, but how in the end it is our parents hatred and fear of anything different becomes our own hatred and fear while not knowing the why of it. Hate perpetuates hate and in the end we all suffer.


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