Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundsgate. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundsgate is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundsgate told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan’s true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who’s playing whom? Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller is done following orders


Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language. See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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France | USA | Spain | UK


English | Arabic

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Zone: Distrito protegido See more »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,309,295 (USA) (14 March 2010) (3003 Screens)


$35,024,475 (USA) (2 May 2010)

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Company Credits

Technical Specs


115 min

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1

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Down 17% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro

Fun Facts


Many of the soldiers in Matt Damon‘s WMD unit were actual Iraq War and Afghanistan War veterans, not actors. Damon said his biggest challenge was knowing he was an actor, giving orders to actual soldiers. See more »


Revealing mistakes: At the end of the film, CWO Miller sends an email to Wall Street Journal Writer Lawrie Dayne. In the email he writes “See attached”. However, there is no visible attachment in the initial email, and when the scene cuts back to the computer screen there is a Document open and an attachment symbol within the email that was previously not there. See more »


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