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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (2006)

Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (original title)
The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

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Serdar Akar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Necati Sasmaz ... Polat Alemdar
Billy Zane ... Sam William Marshall
Ghassan Massoud ... Abdurrahman Halis Karuki (sheikh)
Bergüzar Korel ... Leyla
Gürkan Uygun ... Memati Bas
Kenan Çoban ... Abdülhey Çoban
Erhan Ufak Erhan Ufak ... Erhan Ufak
Diego Serrano ... Dante, Sam's assistant
Gary Busey ... Doctor
Spencer Garrett ... George Baltimore, journalist
Tito Ortiz ... American Major Commander 2
Nusret Senay Nusret Senay ... Turkish Commander
Tayfun Eraslan Tayfun Eraslan ... Süleyman Aslan
Ismet Hürmüzlü Ismet Hürmüzlü ... Abu Tarik (Arab Leader)
Jay Abdo ... Kurdish Leader (as Jihad Abdou)
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Storyline

The film covers through fiction real-life events like the occupation of Iraq, the execution of Daniel Pearl, the Hood event and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

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Taglines:

Some Men Are Born to be Heroes

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Arabic | English | Turkish | Kurdish

Release Date:

3 February 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq See more »

Filming Locations:

Gaziantep, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

TRL 7,677,420 (Turkey), 5 February 2006, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pana Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the the subject of heated discussions in Germany. Originally it was rated "Not under 18" by the FSK, but distributor Maxximum appealed this decision which resulted in a "Not under 16" rating. Then the film became a success, especially amongst turkish teenagers. The success resulted in massive media coverage. This in turn resulted in broad discussions from politicians (especially from the Bavarian conservative CSU party), youth organisations etc. about the films "Anti-American statements" and their influence on youngsters. After another appeal (from the minister for family and integration from Northrhine Westphalia) the FSK raised the rating back to the original "Not under 18". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where U.S. soldiers invade the Turkish HQ, the Special Operatives are seen using G36C's. U.S. military does not use this weapon. See more »

Quotes

Polat Alemdar: He is God's son.
Memati Bas: Son of a bitch!
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Connections

Followed by Valley of the Wolves Gladio (2009) See more »

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Hollywood level movie but with the look from the outside
5 August 2018 | by perica-43151See all my reviews

Turks are not Iranians, their Islamic cinematography has much to be desired. Yet even they, provided sufficient money, can reach Hollywood level entertainment quality, and this movie certainly proves that, so emulating Hollywood, which is typically even more shallow and stupid but shiny and bombastic, is really possible anywhere. What Turks bring to the table is realism, realism in portrayal of american war criminal mentality that plagues the world in the last decades. It is a satisfying antidote to Hollywood stupidity of patriotic shallow stupid pro-Amurican anti everyone else propaganda, and is both technically and morally superior to average CIA propaganda vomit like Black hawk down or Top gun. That being said, it is still a mediocre movie with only its objectivity to elevate it above it.


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