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The Kingdom (2007)


Action, Drama, Thriller |

The Kingdom is a American action thriller film directed by Peter Berg and starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner. The film is set in Saudi Arabia, and is loosely based on the 1996 bombing of the Khobar housing complex and the two 2003 bombings of four compounds in Riyadh. It was released in the United States on September 28, 2007.

During a softball game at an American oil company housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, al-Qaeda terrorists set off a bomb, killing Americans and Saudis. While one team hijacks a car and shoots residents, a suicide bomber wearing a fake police uniform blows himself up, killing everyone near him. Sergeant Haytham of the Saudi State Police kills the carjackers. The FBI Legal Attaché in Saudi Arabia, Special Agent Fran Manner, calls his US colleague, Special Agent Ronald Fleury, to advise him about the attack. Manner is discussing the situation with DSS Special Agent Rex Bura when an ambulance full of explosives is detonated, killing Manner, Bura, and many others.

At FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Fleury briefs his rapid deployment team on the attack. Although the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. State Department hinder FBI efforts to investigate the attack, Fleury blackmails the Saudi ambassador into allowing an FBI investigative team into Saudi Arabia. Fleury gathers Special Agent Janet Mayes, a forensic examiner, FBI analyst Adam Leavitt, an intelligence analyst, and Special Agent Grant Sykes, a bomb technician, to go to Saudi Arabia. On arrival they are met by Colonel Faris al-Ghazi, the commander of the Saudi State Police Force providing security at the compound. The investigation is being run by General Al Abdulmalik of the SANG, who does not give Fleury and his team permission to investigate.

Director: Peter Berg

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven


Jamie FoxxRonald Fleury
Chris CooperGrant Sykes
Jennifer GarnerJanet Mayes
Jason BatemanAdam Leavitt
Ashraf BarhomColonel Faris Al Ghazi
Ali SulimanSergeant Haytham
Jeremy PivenDamon Schmidt
Richard JenkinsRobert Grace
Tim McGrawAaron Jackson
Kyle ChandlerFrancis Manner
Frances FisherElaine Flowers
Danny HustonGideon Young
Kelly AuCoinEllis Leach
Anna Deavere SmithMaricella Canavesio
Minka KellyMiss Ross
Amy HunterLyla Fleury
Tj BurnettKevin Fleury (as T.J. Burnett)
Omar BerdouniPrince Ahmed Bin Khaled
Raad RawiPrince Thamer
Mahmoud SaidGeneral Al Abdulmalik
Hezi SaddikAbu Hamza
Uri GavrielIzz Al Din
Nick FaltasHaytham’s Father
Ahmed B. Badran35-Year-Old Son (as Ahmed Badran)
Elie Khoury15-Year-Old Grandson (as Elie Georges El-Khoury)
Tom BresnahanRex Burr
Yasmine HananiAunt
Trevor St. JohnEarl Ripon
Ashley ScottJanine Ripon
Sarah HunleyMaddy Ripon
Brody M. TardyTeddy Manner (as Brody Tardy)
Hope FogleMick
Sidney OrtizLuLu
Noah PittengerClassmate
Damian FosterHaytham Driver
Kevin BriefRange Rover Driver
Brian MahoneyPitcher
Martin FoxwellMan at Game
Kavita ParbhakarMom at Game
Hrach TitizianSuicide Bomber
Munthir SalihSuicide Bomber
Merik TadrosReporter
Sean DonnellanReporter
Richard KleinFBI Agent
John Paul CastorenaFBI Agent
Antonio EvansFBI Agent
Maryellen AvianoFBI Agent
Markus FlanaganFBI Agent
Brian GehlStud in Bar
Ali AbboudIrate Guard
David BrownMan at Hotel
Firas SalloumAirport SANG Officer
Anthony BatarseInner-Circle
Nabeel KortPolice Officer
Shant DemirjianPolice Officer
Assad MohamedBombsite Investigator
Yaser AlamoodiBombsite Worker
Haider AlmosawiBombsite Worker
Saleem Hassan ErakatBombsite Worker
Jasim TahirTank Gunner
Maitham Al-ZubfidyMain Gate Guard
Alawi Al-BideryMachine Gunner
Albara AwadHumvee Gunner
Gino SalvanoSpecial Forces Officer
Waleed AlsadiGuard at Cafe
Mohammed MohammedInternet Teenager
Fouad Al-HamedanyInternet Teenager
Ahmed Al-IbrahimGame Player
Yunus HassanGame Player
Charbel ToumaGame Player
Anthony SalibiGame Player
Bassam O. SaeedAl Ghazi Aid
Hasan ChaudhryAl Ghazi Runner
Nick HermzPassport Officer
Eyad ElbitarKidnapper
Sala BakerKidnapper
Kasem Al-TamimiElderly Man
Damian HajjarSuweidi Resident
Mario Mercado IISuweidi Resident
Gaith Al-JaberiAl Ghazi’s Son
Michael Jason AllenFBI Agent (uncredited)
Richard AndersonAl-Ghazi Security (uncredited)
Andrew AstorOn Big Wheel (uncredited)
Scott BarryFBI Agent (uncredited)
Peter BergFBI Agent (uncredited)
Osama bin LadenSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Byron BrowneSoftball Player (uncredited)
Merek BrowneKid at Softball Game (uncredited)
George BushSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Matt CannonTourist (uncredited)
Anthony CasanovaAmerican Bomb Victim / Autopsy Subject (uncredited)
Carlos ChavezExtra (uncredited)
Ravi DevineniPolice Officer (uncredited)
Jeff DolniakMan on Bicycle (uncredited)
Robin Atkin DownesNews Reporter (uncredited)
Jesilyn FigueroaBackground (uncredited)
Terrick GuindySaudi Soldier (uncredited)
Chris GuzziSaudi Police Officer (uncredited)
Boualem HassainePolice Officer (uncredited)
Taylor HogueSoftball Player (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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