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USA: Universal Studios
UK: Universal Pictures
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven, Danny Huston, Ashley Scott, Sarah Hunley, Brody M Tardy, Hope Fogle, Richard Jenkins, Ashraf Barhoum, Ali Suliman, Kyle Chandler, Frances Fisher, Kelly AuCoin, Anna Deavere Smith, Minka Kelly, Amy Hunter, TJ Burnett, Omar Berdouni, Raad Rawi, Mahmoud Said
Director: Peter Berg
USA: 110 mins
UK: 109 mins
USA Rated: R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, bloody violence and threat
USA Release Date: 28 September 2007
UK Release Date: 5 October 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 28 January 2008
Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx leads an all-star ensemble in a timely thriller that tracks a powder-keg criminal investigation shared by two cultures chasing a deadly enemy ready to strike again in THE KINGDOM.
When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team (Oscar® winner Chris Cooper and Golden Globe winners Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman) and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing.
Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol—and with the clock ticking on their five days—the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts, who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms.
Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhoum), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door in a blistering do-or-die confrontation Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found in THE KINGDOM.
Character by character: the apartment shootout
Follow the journeys of six characters during the Adam Leavitt rescue sequence
Fleury & Al Ghazi, Janet Mayes, Adam Leavitt, Sykes & Haytham
Constructing The Freeway Sequence (This featurette deconstructs the process of bringing the freeway sequence to the big screen)
Creating The Kingdom
An inside look at the making of the film
Obligation to Authenticity
Fire in the Hole
Simple Ballistic Issues
Building a Kingdom
On Location in Abu Dhabi
History Of The Kingdom: An Interactive Timeline (Viewers scroll through decades of history to learn more about key events in this animated timeline that branches off into archival news stories, short featurettes, and text based stories, etc)
Feature Commentary With Director Peter Berg
Web Enabled Features