Lord of War is a 2005 crime war film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol, co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD following on January 17, 2006 and the Blu-ray Disc on July 27, 2006. Cage plays an illegal arms dealer with similarities to post-Soviet arms dealer Viktor Bout. The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the arms trafficking by the international arms industry.
Anatoly Orlov: Is this how you want to be remembered?
Yuri Orlov: (chuckles) I don't want to be remembered at all. If I'm being remembered, it means I'm dead.
Yuri Orlov: Where there's a will, there's a weapon.
Jack Valentine: Since your so concern with the law, you must know that I am legally permitted to hold for 24 hours without charging you. You might ask why I would do that, and I can assure you its not because I enjoy you company because I don't. *No*. The *Reason* why I will delay you for *every sec* of the permissible 24 hours is I'm delaying your deadly trade and the deaths of *your* victims. I don't think of it as taking a day away from you but giving a day to them. Some innocent man, woman or child is going to have an extra day on this Earth because you're not *free*. So I will see you in 23 hours and 55 mins.
|Release Date||16 September 2005|
|US Box Office||$24,000,000|
|Tagline||The first and most important rule of gun-running is: never get shot with your own merchandise.|
|Genre||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Filming Locations||Bozi Dar aerodrome, Bozi Dar, Czech Republic|
|Language||English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Turkish|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Political Drama, Crime Thriller|
|Themes||Political Corruption, Rise and Fall Stories, Sibling Relationships, Existential Crisis, Cons and Scams, Crisis of Conscience|
|Tones||Cynical, Biting, Ironic, Confrontational|