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Operation Red Sea (2018)

Hong hai xing dong (original title)
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Dante Lam (as Lin Chaoxian)
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Credited cast:
Yi Zhang ... Yang Rui
Johnny Huang ... Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
Hai-Qing Hai-Qing ... Xia Nan
Jiang Du ... Xu Hong
Luxia Jiang ... Tong Li
Sanâa Alaoui ... Ina
Fang Yin ... Li Dong
Yutian Wang Yutian Wang ... Zhang Tiande
Jiahao Guo ... Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
Henry Prince Mak ... Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine Noureddine Aberdine ... Executionner
Nisrine Adam Nisrine Adam ... Yuna
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Dr. William Parsons
Jacky Cai ... Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
Shaune Diop Shaune Diop ... Pirate Leader
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Trivia

The film continued in similar style to that of Operation Mekong (2016). This film served as the highlight film presented to audience as a gift for the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, as well as the Communist Party's 19th National Congress. The film is said to be the "China's First Modern Naval Film" and grossed US$226.76 million, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of 2018. See more »

Goofs

During a firefight, a stick of four hand grenades fastened together explodes and throws 4 car frames into the air. It is impossible for so much mass to be moved even by the explosion of 4 grenades. See more »

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Worth watching!
29 January 2020 | by Firestorhm77See all my reviews

This movie was actually better than I expected. Though not perfect, it provided a decent storyline and lots of action. It's definitely worth seeing at least once.

I see some of the more critical reviewers saying how it is just Chinese propaganda. I would argue it's not much different than most of our American movies that display sacrifice and heroism (such as films like Act of Valor).

Besides, the trivia section of this movie even states that this film was "a gift for the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, as well as the Communist Party's 19th National Congress." So what do you expect? And quite frankly, who cares if it's propaganda-like for the Chinese citizens?

Give this movie a shot. It is enjoyable and definitely worth seeing. you may be surprised how well the story moves along with multiple battle sequences. I also appreciated seeing another country's attempt at an action/military movie.


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Country:

China | Morocco | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Arabic | English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Red Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$436,059, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$1,543,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$579,330,426
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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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2.35 : 1
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