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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

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Jared Bahadur
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Katlyn
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Alex
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Tracy Ziconni
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Avril Benoît
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Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

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Rated R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence.
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Barkhad abdi previously played a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips. See more »

Quotes

Jay Bahadur: [trying a Somalian drug] What's the effects?
Abdi: Makes some people want to have sex... others are very talkative.
Jay Bahadur: [spitting out in disgust] Ugh!
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The closing credits identify the many Somali refugees in the cast and crew with the year they became a refugee. See more »

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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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8 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the most entertaining movies I've seen all year. A compelling retelling of a great story, with a refreshing approach to movie-making and an awesome cast, and some very memorable characters. Underlying all of that was a credible presentation of some very important real life issues, which didn't come across as being overbearing or politically driven.

The bottom line for me is that is was a enjoyable, well made movie about a good story.


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