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Five Minarets in New York (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 5 November 2010 (Turkey)
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

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Mahsun Kirmizigül
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haluk Bilginer ... Hadji
Danny Glover ... Marcus
Gina Gershon ... Maria
Mahsun Kirmizigül ... Firat
Robert Patrick ... Becker
Mustafa Sandal Mustafa Sandal ... Acar
Scott William Winters ... Jim
Sharrieff Pugh ... Stephens
Engin Altan Düzyatan ... Timur (as Engin Altan)
Justine Cotsonas ... Jasmin
Ryan Silverman Ryan Silverman ... Thomas
Laine Rettmer ... Lisa
William Rueger William Rueger ... Priest (as Rev. William Rueger)
Bob Ari ... Lawyer / Friedman
Hisham Tawfiq ... High Roller
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Storyline

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In the War on Terror... sacrifices must be made. [U.K. Blu-ray]

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey | USA

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Bitlis, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,960,842 (Turkey), 8 November 2010
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Boyut Film See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mahsun Kirmizigül worked on this project for twelve years. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When praying in congregation by the East River (at Kent Street, Brooklyn, to be exact), they're facing Southeast, whereas the Qiblah direction in NYC is towards the Northeast. (58 degrees East of geographic North, to be exact.) See more »

Alternate Versions

Some video releases, like the U.K. Blu-ray version, contain a shorter version, running only 102 minutes and missing circa 15 minutes from the theatrical version. See more »

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Turkish blockbuster!
10 November 2010 | by emrah-12See all my reviews

I recently had a chance to check the latest from director Mahsun Kirmizigul, and fully expecting it to be propaganda for Islam, got to watch a Turkish film with great performances and a thoughtful message instead. The film begins with a thrilling raid sequence in which the director displays all the skills of a Hollywood action director, and maintains a fast pace until the second half of the film. FIVE MINARETS then turns into a captivating drama. The acting is solid across the board, especially veteran actors like Robert Patrick and Danny Glover could have phoned it in but instead deliver sensible performances. This is miles beyond what Kirmizigul achieved with his previous directorial effort, I SAW THE SUN. Here he has provided the audience with a bona-fide blockbuster, and (if you can overlook a few schmaltzy scenes) he remains a director to follow.


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