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The Kingdom (2007)

Country: USA, Germany

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Taglines: Trust No One

Director: Peter Berg

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, ...

After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment.
Jennifer Garner collapsed on the set in Phoenix twice due to the extremely high temperature, over 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) mentions the Terrell Tribune newspaper when discussing the terrorist attacks. Terrell, Texas also happens to be Jamie Foxx's hometown.
During the intro, the scene with people playing in an outdoor pool is actual home-movie footage of the ARAMCO community pool at the Recreation Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Robert De Niro was originally pursued for the role of FBI Director Grace.
Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann previously directed Peter Berg in Collateral (2004). Mann is the producer of this film and Berg the director.
Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title "Sand Trap".
Peter Berg:  one of the FBI agents at the briefing about the al-Rahmah attack at the Washington DC Field Office.
Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann previously directed Peter Berg in Collateral (2004). Mann is the producer of this film and Berg the director. Actor Jamie Foxx also appeared in both films.
When Director Peter Berg was trying to get Marcus Luttrell to assist with the making of the movie Lone Survivor, Berg told Luttrell to watch his movie The Kingdom, and if he didn't like it, Berg said he would not bother Luttrell again.
Jamie Foxx (Fleury) and Jason Bateman (Leavitt) also starred in Horrible Bosses & Horrible Bosses 2.
Peter Berg: one of the FBI agents at the briefing about the al-Rahmah attack at the Washington DC Field Office.
The end of the movie dedicates it to Thomas Aguilar, Lance Gunnin and Nick Papac, all crew members who died during production. Thomas Aguilar (Tom Aguilar, prop maker) died one week after being admitted to the hospital for stomach pain and subsequently di
Originally this film was much longer and larger in scope running approximately two and half hours and this is the cut that Director Peter Berg wanted to release, which featured more character development and more dramatic overtones to the story. Universal
The production team had originally wanted to shoot the film on location in Saudi Arabia, but political and logistical issues made this far too difficult. Instead, Tom Duffield and the production design team re-constructed exterior urban scenes for the cha
Peter Berg gave small roles to people involved in both his film and TV versions of "Friday Night Lights". Tim McGraw, who was in Friday Night Lights (2004), plays Aaron Jackson, while two stars of Friday Night Lights (2006), Kyle Chandler and Minka Kelly
When Mayes makes a comment about the group of FBI agents being in the jungle, Leavitt calls her Axl, referring to Axl Rose the singer of the band Guns N' Roses who had a hit with "Welcome To The Jungle". "Welcome To The Jungle" is also the German title fo
Reportedly, one of the extras, Austin Martin, was commended by several of the main cast, including Jamie Foxx, for his very realistic looking beard. The actors believed it to be skillful work by the costume department, when, in reality, it was entirely na
An earlier draft of the script had Sgt. Haytham being extremely disaffected after being tortured by his own government for his suspected involvement in the bombing. The earlier ending had Al-Ghazi surviving, but instead Haytham says goodbye to the FBI tea