Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $371,245Details
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Synopsis

It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of BLACKWATER: The Rise of the World's Most Mercenary Army) traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even a U.S. citizen.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: June 7th, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Keywords: Investigative Journalist, War, Voiceover/Narration, Agitprop
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Big Noise Production, Civic Bakery

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Cast

Jeremy Scahill    Narrator
Col. Abdul Ghafoor    Himself
Mohammed Tahir    Himself
Mohammed Sabir    Himself
Hajji Sharabuddin    Himself
General Hugh Shelton    Himself
Jerome Starkey    Himself
Matthew Hoh    Himself
Andrew Exum    Himself
Sheikh Saleh Bin Fareed    Himself
Muqbal al Kazemi    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Richard Rowley
Screenwriter    Jeremy Scahill
Screenwriter    David Riker
Producer    Jeremy Scahill
Producer    Anthony Arnove
Producer    Brenda Coughlin
Executive Producer    Scott Roth
Executive Producer    Jess Search
Executive Producer    Randall Wallace
Executive Producer    Sandra Whipham
Editor    Richard Rowley
Composer    David Harrington
Director of Photography    Richard Rowley

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 36 $63,504   4 $15,876   $63,504 3
2013/06/14 37 $48,469 -24% 14 $3,462   $137,247 10
2013/06/21 36 $45,409 -6% 20 $2,270   $203,725 17
2013/06/28 43 $44,754 -1% 31 $1,444   $275,224 24
2013/07/05 38 $12,004 -73% 13 $923   $287,228 31
2013/07/12 42 $8,151 -32% 13 $627   $223,947 38
2013/07/19 68 $6,246 -23% 17 $367   $344,417 45
2013/07/26 57 $6,853 +10% 13 $527   $356,077 52
2013/08/02 70 $3,156 -54% 8 $395   $365,604 59

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