Genre: ACTION / CRIME
Release Dates: SEPTEMBER 16, 2005
"First rule of gunrunning: never get shot with your own merchandise."
Where There’s A Will, There’s A Weapon.
Production Company: Ascendant Pictures / Entertainment Manufacturing Company / Reeleyes Film / Saturn Films / VIP 3 Medienfonds
LORD OF WAR is an action adventure story set in the world of international arms dealing.
The film, based on fact, follows the globetrotting exploits of arms dealer Yuri Orlov (NICOLAS CAGE). Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent (ETHAN HAWKE), his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience.
Joining Academy Award-Winner NICOLAS CAGE (National Treasure, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, Face Off, Con Air, The Rock) and Academy Award-Nominee ETHAN HAWKE (Before Sunset, Training Day, Gattaca, Reality Bites, Dead Poets Society) in the stellar cast are BRIDGET MOYNAHAN (I Robot, The Sum of All Fears, The Recruit, Coyote Ugly), JARED LETO (Panic Room, Fight Club, Requiem For A Dream, American Psycho) and Academy Award-Nominee IAN HOLM (The Lord of the Rings, The Aviator, The Day After Tomorrow, The Sweet Hereafter, Alien).
Crew: Andrew Niccol (writer, producer and director); Nicolas Cage, Chris Roberts, Norman Golightly, Andy Grosch, Teri-Lin Robertson and Philippe Rousselet (producers); Artemio Benki, Darren Goldberg and Greig Buckle (line producers); Ronaldo Vasconcellos (executive line producer); Douglas E. Hansen (co-producer); James E. Vidal (associate producer); Bradley Cramp, Christopher Eberts, Fabrice Gianfermi, Gary Hamilton, Michael Mendelsohn, Andreas Schmid and James D. Stern (executive producers)
Cast: Nicolas Cage as Yuri Orlov, Bridget Moynahan as Ava Fontaine, Jared Leto as Vitaly Orlov, Shake Toukhmanian as Irina Orlov, Jean-Pierre Nshanian as Anatoly Orlov, Jared Burke as Ukrainian Mobster, Jeffrey Wright, David Shumbris as Ukrainian Mobster, Jeremy Crutchley as Arms Fair Salesman, Ian Holm as Simeon Weisz, Donald Sutherland as Colonel Oliver Southern, Ethan Hawke as Jack Valentine and David Harman
Studio: Arclight Films / Lions Gate
Film Fetish trivia:
Ethan Hawke, who co-stars in Lord of War, also starred in Gattaca, which was also written and directed by Andrew Niccol.