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Five Minarets in New York (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 5 November 2010 (Turkey)
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Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

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Mahsun Kirmizigül
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haluk Bilginer ... Hadji
Danny Glover ... Marcus
Gina Gershon ... Maria
Mahsun Kirmizigül ... Firat
Robert Patrick ... Becker
Mustafa Sandal Mustafa Sandal ... Acar
Scott William Winters ... Jim
Sharrieff Pugh ... Stephens
Engin Altan Düzyatan ... Timur (as Engin Altan)
Justine Cotsonas ... Jasmin
Ryan Silverman Ryan Silverman ... Thomas
Laine Rettmer ... Lisa
William Rueger William Rueger ... Priest (as Rev. William Rueger)
Bob Ari ... Lawyer / Friedman
Hisham Tawfiq ... High Roller
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Storyline

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of Hadji Gumus, a well-respected Muslim scholar and family man who years before fled to the United States after being released from a Turkish prison, where he served time for murder. This tale love, friendship, peace and prejudices, takes us on a journey seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

In the War on Terror... sacrifices must be made. [U.K. Blu-ray]

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Turkey]

Country:

Turkey | USA

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Bitlis, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,423,390
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Production Co:

Boyut Film See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mahsun Kirmizigül spent all the profit he made from his first and previous two movies on the making of this one. See more »

Goofs

(At 36:11 and 42:42) The two congregations (by the East River and in the mosque) are in wrong format. Every rank behind the imam should be aligned, straight, continuous and extend on both sides till it reaches an obstacle (wall, column, etc.) See more »

Alternate Versions

Some video releases, like the U.K. Blu-ray version, contain a shorter version, running only 102 minutes and missing circa 15 minutes from the theatrical version. See more »

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Interesting, emotional and accepting
24 May 2015 | by erikvail-42672See all my reviews

It was worth viewing for me as a Turkish language learner, though I have seen way better Turkish films. It does not lack the positive message, the peace and acceptance toward other religions, some kind of motif related to the return of prodigal son, mother son relationship, vengeance and a surprising unexpected ending. Those familiar with Mustafa Sandal the singer will recognize him in the person of one of the agents, the other one is played by the director himself. The main character is impersonated by Haluk Bilginer who until the mid nineties acted in Britain. Also one can see other familiar faces, like Robert Patrick, Danny Glover. I can't write full quotes, but I can tell some views of Hadji which contain something like every religion is the love of God which brings to Him, killing will make you go to hell, dying brings you to meet God. He shows full acceptance of Christians, his wife is Christian and her daughter marries a Christian.


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