Lord of WarDirector: Andrew Niccol
One man demonstrates how to get rich selling warring nations the tools of their deadly trade in this dark comedy drama. Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is an opportunistic businessman who stumbled into a gold mine after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Huge caches of Soviet weapons became available at bargain prices (and even for free if one wasn't above stealing), and as literally billions of dollars' worth of Soviet military technology disappeared, it began finding its way into the hands of weapons dealers eager to sell it to the highest bidder. Orlov was one such dealer who found plenty of buyers for guns and military gear in unstable Third World nations, who paid cash and didn't appreciate too many questions. Orlov's exploits in the arms business quickly made him a very rich man, but they've also led to some unwanted attention from Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent who is convinced Orlov isn't playing by the rules. Inspired by a true story, Lord of War also features Jared Leto, Ian Holm, Bridget Moynahan, and Donald Sutherland.
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- Lions Gate
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Nicolas Cage||Yuri Orlov|
|Jared Leto||Vitali Orlov|
|Bridget Moynahan||Ava Fontaine|
|Ian Holm||Simeon Weisz|
|Ethan Hawke||Jack Valentine|
|Eamonn Walker||Baptiste Senior|
|Sammi Rotibi||Baptiste Junior|
|Elisabetta Beraldo||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Bissell||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Stephen H. Carter||Art Director|
|Bradley Cramp||Executive Producer|
|Christopher Eberts||Executive Producer|
|Fabrice Gianfermi||Executive Producer|
|Gary Hamilton||Executive Producer|
|Derek Mansvelt||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael Mendelsohn||Executive Producer|
|Matthew Penry-Davey||Asst. Director|
|Antonio Pinto||Score Composer|
|Jean-Vincent Puzos||Production Designer|
|Andreas Schmid||Executive Producer|
|James D. Stern||Executive Producer|
|Tyronne Stevenson||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Ronaldo Vasconcellos||Executive Producer|
|James E. Vidal||Associate Producer|
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This movie deals with illegal gun trade that helps the aduience understand more about this issue in todays world. It also shows the point of view of a gun trader and some of the consequences that might lie ahead for him.I think it is a well thought out action/drama movie.
this truely is one of the worst movies i have ever seen. i did make the attempt to watch the whole thing in an attempt to see if it would get better but i was wrong. thankfully the video store where i got it will do a refund.
The title of this movie really does have to do with the movie.It'sabout a man searching for his purpose in life and finds that he is good at gun trading. This movie shows all perspectives of gun trading.I really liked this movie from start, it started with some action and background information about the charecters. As the movie progress it showed many problems of being a gun trader and how it really effected the world. I also really liked the ending and how it kept you wanting for the movie to keep on playing. So I would give this movie a four out of five.
Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise. Most people don't get it. This movie features gun running, but it's more about greed, human nature, and a man who is basically amoral. And yeah, ok, I lied, it's about gun running too, but that's not the point. Orlov certainly isn't good, but he isn't evil either. He's a human being put in a situation who reacts to it in a certain way. He is an amoral person, but he is just a person. In one scene you'll sympathize with him, hate him, want to be him, and feel sorrier for him then you've ever felt for anybody anywhere. A fantastic tour-de-force by Nicholas Cage. Don't miss it.
This movie has it's good moments, a lot of them really. But overall it's really a slow, prodding movie that goes nowhere.