Monday, June 13, 2011

Films featuring suspected terrorists: Source Code, Rendition, Navy Seals

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Douglas Freeman in Rendition (2007)

    Rendition (2007) – “Extraordinary rendition” takes place when a nation that condemns torture takes someone prisoner and then illegally transports them to a country where such practices are still common. Since the beginning of the century, the CIA is believed to have performed extraordinary rendition on several thousand people.
    Based on a true story, Rendition involves a law-abiding citizen who’s mistaken for a suspected terrorist and subject to all manner of brutality. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, and Reese Witherspoon, the movie offers a frank discussion of when (if ever) torture is justified, and who should take ultimate responsibility for such actions. Source:

    "Jake Gyllenhaal plays the much-decorated Capt. Colter Stevens, a helicopter pilot whose last mission was in Afghanistan.

    It turns out our man is on a mission to locate a terrorist responsible for the imminent bombing of the train he's on. He receives orders via video from Officer Goodwin (Vera Farmiga), a mysterious but sympathetic military operative". Source:

    Charlie Sheen plays Lt. Dale Hawkins in "Navy Seals"

    Charlie Sheen plays Lt. Dale Hawkins in "Navy Seals" (1990)

    "While America waits for Kathryn Bigelow to get her Osama Bin Laden movie going, some of that pressurized patriotic fervor that’s building up may see release as soon as the next Presidents’ Day weekend, when Relativity hopes to release Act Of Valor.
    The finished film is unique in that it features actual Navy SEALs playing themselves alongside relatively unknown actors, with a script that finds them rescuing a kidnapped CIA agent and thwarting several terrorist cells, but will also incorporate reenactments of actual combat sequences and other stories from their real, day-to-day lives". Source: www.avclub.comSource URL:
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