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Shake Hands with the Devil (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $594Details
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In 100 days—between April 6 and July 16, 1994—an estimated 800,000 men, women and children were brutally killed in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims—many horrifically hacked to death with machetes—were Tutsi, and moderate Hutus who supported them. One man was tasked by the United Nations with ensuring that peace was maintained in Rwanda—Canadian Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire. But unsupported by U.N. headquarters and its Security Council far away in New York, Dallaire and his handful of soldiers were incapable of stopping the genocide.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Regent Releasing (LA; Nov 12 in NY)
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent images and brief strong language.
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: War, War Crimes
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Barna-Alper, DHX Media, Head Gear Films
Production Countries: Canada

Leading Cast

   Lt. Gen. Romero Dallaire

Supporting Cast

Owen Lebakeng Sejake    Brig. Gen. Henry Anyidoho
James Gallanders    Maj. Brent Beardsley
Odile Katesi Gakire    Prime Minister Agathe
Michel Mongeau    Col. Luc Marchal
John Sibi-Okumu    Jacques-Roger Booh Booh
Robert Lalonde    Gen. Maurice Baril
Tom McCamus    Maj. Phil Lancaster
Akin Omotoso    Maj. Gen. Paul Kagame
Michel Ange Nzojibwami    Col. Theoneste Bagosara
Jean-Hugues Anglade    Bernard Kouchner
Deborah Kara Unger    Emma Baker

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Production and Technical Credits

Michael Donovan    Screenwriter
Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire    Story Creator
Michael Donovan    Producer
Laszlo Barna    Producer
David Reckziegel    Executive Producer
Martin Katz    Executive Producer
Steven Silver    Executive Producer
Neil Tabatznik    Executive Producer
Floyd Kane    Co-Producer
Margaret O'Brien    Co-Producer
Phil Hunt    Co-Executive Producer
Compton Ross    Co-Executive Producer
Sunmin Park    Co-Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/29 119 $86   1 $86   $86 1
2010/11/05 118 $116 +35% 1 $116   $323 2
2010/11/12 119 $250 +116% 1 $250   $594 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/29 123 $207   1 $207   $207 1
2010/11/05 126 $137 -34% 1 $137   $344 2
2010/11/12 119 $250 +82% 1 $250   $594 3

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