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Actor-turned-filmmaker Stuart Townsend makes his screenwriting and directorial debut with this ensemble film set during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and presenting the riots that swept through the streets during the five-day conference from the perspectives of police, protestors, and city officials. A typically laid-back Northwestern city, Seattle would erupt into violence when, for five days in 1999, tens of thousands of protestors flooded the streets to voice their disapproval of the high-profile World Trade Organization conference. Among that sea of protestors are Django (André Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Jay (Martin Henderson), and Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) -- each convinced that the stakes go beyond politics and equally determined to make a difference by ensuring that their voice of dissent is heard by the masses. At first the demonstration is peaceful, but in an instant the streets explode and the WTO is paralyzed. As a full-scale riot commences and a state of emergency is declared, the residents of Seattle are caught in the crossfire between protestors and police. With beleaguered mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta) scrambling to diffuse tensions and riot cop Dale Anderson (Woody Harrelson) racing to protect his pregnant wife, Ella (Charlize Theron), everyone involved is forced to make difficult decisions that are sure to change their lives forever. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 19, 2008

Cast

Charlize Theron
as Ella Anderson
André Benjamin
as Django Mills
Martin Henderson
as Jay Elgin
Woody Harrelson
as Dale Anderson
Ray Liotta
as Mayor Jim Tobin
Jennifer Carpenter
as Sam
Michelle Rodriguez
as Lou Castille
Channing Tatum
as Johnson
Joshua Jackson
as Randall
Connie Nielsen
as Jean
Isaach de Bankolé
as Abassi
Rade Serbedzija
as Dr. Maric
Tzi Ma
as Governor
Ivana Milicevic
as Carla

Crew

Stuart Townsend
Director
Stuart Townsend
Producer
Maxime Remillard
Producer
Kirk Shaw
Producer
Mary L. Aloe
Producer
Stuart Townsend
Screenwriter
Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer
Neil Davidge
Composer (Music Score)
Fernando Villena
Editor
Chris August
Production Designer
David Flanagan
Co-producer
Andre Rouleau
Co-producer
Brandon Houston
Co-producer
Lindsay MacAdam
Co-producer
Robert Galletti
Associate Producer
Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producer
Gavin Wilding
Executive Producer
Christian Arnold-Beutel
Executive Producer
Vanessa Pereira
Executive Producer
R. Scott Reid
Executive Producer
Michael Dimanno
Executive Producer
Scott Fischer
Executive Producer
Julien Remillard
Executive Producer
Laura Toplass
Casting
Randi Hiller
Casting
Sarah Halley Finn
Casting
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