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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Comedy, War | 9 May 2008 (UK)
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Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director:

Morgan Spurlock

Writers:

Jeremy Chilnick (screenplay), Morgan Spurlock (screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Morgan Spurlock ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Daryl Isaacs ... Himself (as Daryl M. Isaacs)
Alexandra Jamieson ... Herself
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
Laken James Spurlock Laken James Spurlock ... Himself
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Storyline

When Morgan Spurlock and his wife find out they are expecting a child in an unsafe world that faces multiple terrorist and environmental threats, Morgan decides to track down the world's most wanted and dangerous terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, undergoes self-defense training, takes all required medical shots, and sets out to travel to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan amongst others to try and locate the man who has managed to elude the American army for nearly a decade. His fears, generated due to biased media coverage that Muslims and Arabs are hostile, are laid to rest when he does encounter friendly, and quite refreshingly well educated, hospitable, politically matured men and women, who are well aware of America's faulty 'foreign policy', and do not subscribe to Jihad nor to the Taliban nor Osama's terror-tactics. But he does encounter some hostility, quite ironically, in two of America's allies -- Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and it is on the soil of Pakistan -- ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Arabic | French

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hunt for Osama Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,698, 20 April 2008

Gross USA:

$384,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$681,725
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Morgan Spurlock: [speaking to an interpreter] How do I say: "don't take me, take the cameraman"?
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Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden
(Freedom's Call)
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Entertaining, but breaks no new ground
2 August 2008 | by salsa89See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the Melbourne Internatinal Film Festival. I, along with everyone else in the audience (or at least, form what I could tell from audience reaction) found it very entertaining. The film begins with Spurlock deciding to seek out Osama bin Laden in order to make the world safer for his unborn child. As you would expect from this type of documentary, you have humorous animation sequences, songs and interviews. This humour often derives from Spurlocks apparent aim to find bin Laden, however this is not really what the doco is about. More than anything, I found the aim of this doco to be to say 'everyday Muslims are just like you and me' and in telling people that not all Muslims are terrorists. This is most definitely a very good and important message for the people of today. However, I don't feel that this doco really covers any new ground. This message has been covered by many people before in many different ways and will be again. No new light is shed on the topic, or, for that matter, on any topic.

That said, if you were to go in to this film with a complete ignorance toward Muslim society then it may be a different story. If that were the case you would be supplied a highly entertaining lessen in tolerance. Unfortunately, in my experience people of that type of ignorance are not necessarily the type who would sit down and watch a documentary. I suppose the all we can hope is that the cheesiness of the title will draw them in! Overall I would rate it 6/10 for being entertaining, if not groundbreaking.


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