Mason Skiles had a great life as a diplomat in Beirut. He and his wife, Nadia, live in a beautiful house and have been mentoring a thirteen year-old Palestinian boy named Karim. The opening scene is a party that the Stiles are hosting for other dignitaries. Karim is helping out serving the guests. When a CIA friend of Mason, Cal, comes to the party he is interested only in taking Karim in for questioning about an older brother Mason doesn't know about. What happens that night changes Mason's life forever, along several others at the party...
The Americans want to keep their secrets. The Israelis want to raise the stakes. He only wants to save a life.
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11 April 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,734,497,
15 April 2018
Gross USA: $5,019,226
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,509,436
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The story of 'Beirut' begins long before Tony Gilroy established himself as the acclaimed storyteller. Back in 1991, while working on the romantic comedy 'The Cutting Edge' (1992), Gilroy met producer Robert Cort, who happened to be a former CIA analyst. "We had a lot of geopolitical conversations and Robert thought a movie about a foreign-service diplomatic negotiator would be fascinating," Gilroy said. "At the time, Beirut was a hot topic because Tom Friedman's book 'From Beirut to Jerusalem' had just come out. We wanted to put a negotiator in a historical setting where it could feel true to life without actually being a true story." See more
Alice returns to an apartment in which Cal has been staying that is said to be in a very unsafe area of the city. It is not realistic that a CIA operative in Beirut with responsibilities for supervising all Middle East operations would be domiciled in a very unsafe sector of any city in which his station was located. See more
You're not hallucinating. It's me Mason.
Referenced in The Story of 'Beirut'
Vous Viendrez Monsieur
Written by Thierry Fervant
& Janvry Varnel
Performed by Eliane Dambre
Courtesy of Editions Evasion Musique
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