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The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

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Farhad Harun ...
Ruhel
Waqar Siddiqui ...
Monir
Arfan Usman ...
Asif Iqbal
Shahid Iqbal ...
Zahid
Sher Khan ...
Sher Khan
Jason Salkey ...
Military Interrogator Sheberghan
Jacob Gaffney ...
Kandahar Interregator #1
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Kandahar Interrogator #2
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Guard #1
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Guard #2
Payman Bina ...
Guard #3
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SAS Interrogator
James Buller ...
MI5
Mark Sproston ...
Embassy Man
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In 2001, four Pakistani Britons, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul and another friend, Monir, travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a urge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there, with the loss of Monir in the wartime chaos, they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. What follows is three years of relentless imprisonment, interrogations and torture to make them submit to blatantly wrong confessions to being terrorists. In the midst of this abuse, the three struggle to keep their spirits up in that face of this grave injustice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for language and disturbing violent content | See all certifications »
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9 March 2006 (UK)  »

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Camino a Guantánamo  »

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Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€9,819 (Netherlands) (4 June 2006)

Gross:

$316,694 (USA) (30 July 2006)
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When one of the "detainees" is first brought into the interrogation tent, a guard accidentally lifts the man's shirt, revealing the wire of a remote microphone. See more »

Quotes

Shafiq: [rapping to an American guard] My name's Shafiq Rasul, and I'm from Tipton, I tell them I ain't Taliban, but they don't wanna listen. You won't believe I just came out here, for my mate's wedding, do you? I never thought my ass, would be heading for Cuba.
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Islamic Rambo
10 April 2012 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

A group of Muslim men innocently went on a tourist trip from UK to Pakistan, but they accidentally finished in Afghanistan, where they accidentally traveled to the frontline, where they were accidentally captured. Bad Americans tortured them and then flew them over to Guantanamo where they were tortured even more, but they remained defiant to the very end, said nothing, stayed true to each other and became even more devoted Muslims in the end.

I find all that strangely similar to "Rambo: First Blood" where Stallone has also innocently traveled to that small American town where he was accidentally involved in trouble and was captured by that bad American sheriff. Then he was tortured, but he also said nothing, remained braveful and defiant and has even managed to escape and exact some revenge on his tormentors. OK, I guess we will have to wait for "The Road to Guantanamo 2" to see how these brave, innocent Muslims exacted revenge on those bad American interrogators.


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