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The Kingdom

Rating:R (for intense sequences of brutal violence, and for language)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:September 28, 2007
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Tom Bresnahan
Director:Peter Berg
Producer:Peter Berg, Michael Mann, Scott Stuber
Writer:Matthew Michael Carnahan, Michael Mann, Peter Berg
Distributor:Universal Pictures

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Description: Special Agent Ronald Fleury leads an all-star ensemble in a timely thriller that tracks a powder-keg criminal investigation shared by two cultures chasing a deadly enemy ready to strike again in "The Kingdom." When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol-and with the clock ticking on their five days-the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts, who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms. Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi, who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door in a blistering do-or-die confrontation. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found in "The Kingdom."

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