The Kingdom


1h 50m 2007

Brief Synopsis

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 quickly assembles an elite team 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, who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found.

Film Details

Also Known As
Kingdom, royaume
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
Political
Foreign
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

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 quickly assembles an elite team 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, who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Paul Abraham

Craft Service

Braden Aftergood

Assistant

Kallan Aftergood

Set Production Assistant

Tom Aguilar

Props

Kheder M Al Aidarous

Other

Mohamed A J Al Ansari

Other

Essam Ali Abdulla A Al Hamadi

Other

Mohamad Al Nassani

Unit Manager

Mohamad Al Nassani

Location Manager

Jamal Al Zaabi

Other

Yamen S. Al-hajjar

Technical Advisor

Ahmed Al-ibrahim

Technical Advisor

Bruria Albeck

Casting

Jessica Albertson

Assistant Costume Designer

Alexa Alden

Script Supervisor

Ryan Andersen

Production Assistant

Al Anderson

Song

Curtis A Andrews

Rigging Gaffer

Yaa Boaa Aning

Costumer

Greg Anthony

Stunts

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Stephanie Antosca

Production Supervisor

Michael Atwell

Score Recording

Kenneth Au

Digital Effects Artist

Sarah Aubrey

Executive Producer

Polly Auritt

Assistant

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Varghese Baby

Coordinator

Saddam Badreddine

Location Manager

Sala Baker

Stunts

Marc Banich

Special Effects Technician

Bill Banyai

Sound Re-Recordist

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Steve Battaglia

Assistant Director

Jeffery Beeland

Visual Effects

Cw Belisle

On-Set Dresser

Zoë Bell

Stunts

John Beran

Rigging Grip

Peter Berg

Story By

Lucas Bielan

Camera Operator

Chino Binamo

Stunts

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Eric Bonilla

Digital Effects Artist

Rebecca Boyle

Script Supervisor

Karen M. Boyle-anastasio

Visual Effects

Maria Bradley

Costumer

Tom Bradley

Digital Effects Artist

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Jon Braver

Stunts

Toby Michael Bronson

Costumer

Jerry Brooks

Foreman

Jeffrey S Brown

Greensman

Richard Brown

Engineer

Kate Bulpitt

Casting Associate

Michael B Bunch

Foreman

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Rodney Byrd

Special Effects Foreman

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Doug Calli

Special Effects Technician

John Cameron

Executive Producer

Tom Campizzi

Digital Effects Artist

M David Carlton

Assistant Property Master

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Screenplay

Brandon Carroll

Visual Effects Producer

Kristen Cascio

Assistant

Cindy Ceglarek

Accounting Assistant

Ayesha Chagla

Production Coordinator

Eric Chambers

Stunts

Karen K Chang

Transportation

Jo-wan Chao

Modelmaker

Terry P Chapman

Special Effects Technician

Raymond Chih

Digital Effects Artist

Betty Chow

Assistant Camera

Gary A. Clark

Painter

Christian Clarke

Assistant Director

Jamie Clarke

Post-Production Assistant

Leigh Clarke

Production Manager

Kris Cole

Assistant Editor

Doug Coleman

Stunts

Michael Conelly

Digital Effects Artist

Amanda Confavreux

Production Coordinator

Frank Connor

Photography

Laura Connors

Accountant

Clint Covey

Grip

Eddie Crandall

Song

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Roderick Curry

Foreman

Michele Cusick

Set Production Assistant

Caroline Dahllof

Matte Painter

Burt Dalton

Special Effects Coordinator

Max Daniels

Stunts

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Eric Davis

Gaffer

Quin Davis

Props

Albert Delgado

Special Effects Technician

Yann Delpuech

Sound Design

Lou Demarco

Assistant Camera

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Makeup Artist

Greg Dennon

Score Recording

John Desjardin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paul Detlefson

On-Set Dresser

Roy Dickson

Props

Michael Diersing

Construction Coordinator

Bob Dipiero

Song

Vicki Dittemore

On-Set Dresser

Diedre Dixon

Hair Stylist

Riginald Donald

Dolly Grip

Mark Donaldson

Stunt Double

Kate Dowd

Casting

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Tom Duffield

Production Designer

Shauna Duggins

Stunt Double

Ron Durant

Grip

Kate Eckenrod

Set Production Assistant

Richard Eckols

Foreman

Brent Egan

Assistant Camera

Brett Eidelman

Accountant

Eyad Elbitar

Stunts

Danny Elfman

Music

Tyler Elliott

Location Manager

Richard Enders

Visual Effects

Anders Ericson

Digital Effects Artist

Antonio Evans

Medic

Michael V. Everton

Costumes

Karen Faust

Accounting Assistant

David Fencl

Property Master

David Fernandez

Costumer

Stefanie Fife

Song

Ed Fincher

Key Costumer

Mauro Fiore

Director Of Photography

Catharine Fletcher

Key Costumer

Melissa Forney

Hair Stylist

Douglas Fox

Property Master

John Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

Mike Frevert

Digital Effects Artist

Wally Frick

Transportation Captain

Jimmy Fusil

Film Lab

Bertha Garcia

Digital Effects Artist

Lyall Gardiner

Unit Manager

Dominique Generaux

Set Production Assistant

Julie Gentry

Medic

Michael Germain

Makeup Artist

Cory Geryak

Chief Lighting Technician

David Giere

Medic

Karen Gilchrist

Assistant

Douglas Gilmore

Song

Lisa Goldberg

Visual Effects Producer

Glenn Goldstein

Stunts

John A Gomez

Sign Writer

Lindsay Good

Art Department Coordinator

Rosemary Graham

Office Production Assistant

Richard Grant

Music

David F Greene

Special Effects Technician

Tad Griffith

Stunts

Juliana Guedes

Assistant

Christopher Guzzi

Stunts

Varun Hadkar

Digital Effects Artist

Shaughnessy Hare

Sound Design

Billy Harper

Rigging Electrician

Anthony Harris

Color Timer

Dana Hart

Costume Supervisor

Susan Hartmann

Transportation

Eric Harwood

Rerecording

Aaron Haye

Set Designer

Katie Hedrich

Assistant Editor

John Heller

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Hilow

Stunts

Shweta Hirani

Digital Effects Artist

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

K.c. Hodenfield

Coproducer

Roxie Hodenfield

Hair

A Todd Holland

Art Director

John Holmes

Assistant Camera

Justin Holt

Matte Painter

David Horsley

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Hugghins

Stunt Double

Paul Hughen

Director Of Photography

Samuel Hughes

Lighting Technician

Kenton Hulme

Visual Effects Editor

John Humber

Production Assistant

Harry Humphries

Technical Advisor

James F Husbands

On-Set Dresser

Yukiko Ishiwata

Digital Effects Artist

Kevin Ivey

Assistant Camera

China Iwata

Assistant Property Master

Sean Jackson

Office Production Assistant

Joe Janusek

Key Grip

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Marvin F Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Samantha Jones

Assistant

Tex Kadonaga

Modelmaker

Ahd Kamel

Technical Advisor

Perry Kass

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Kavanaugh

Executive Producer

Kristian Kery

Stunts

Darren King

Sound Editor

Gregory King

Sound Editor

Gregory King

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kirsty Kinnear

Casting Associate

Film Details

Also Known As
Kingdom, royaume
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Thriller
Political
Foreign
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2007

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2007

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2007

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2007

Literary Sale Date: 10/27/2004.

Released in USA on video/DVD on December 23, 2007.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.