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Frontline: The Al Qaeda Files (1983)

Will Lyman , Arun Rath , Brent E. Huffman , Katerina Monemvassitis  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Will Lyman, Arun Rath, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith, Peter Haydu
  • Directors: Brent E. Huffman, Katerina Monemvassitis
  • Producers: Katerina Monemvassitis, Marsha Bemko
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 1, 2006
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,924 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Frontline: The Al Qaeda Files" on IMDb

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  • 7 programs on 2 discs

Editorial Reviews

Includes 7 programs: Hunting Bin Laden, Looking for Answers, The Man Who Knew, In Search of Al Qaeda, Chasing the Sleeper Cell, Son of Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda’s New Front

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon typos January 19, 2009
By Mr Malo
Great DVD. Lots of helpful information. But this DVDs actual copyright is 2006, not 1983 AND the run time isnt 60 mins, but actually 420 mins (7 hours).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Al Qaeda Files October 1, 2008
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This is a well written, well presented presentation of what Al Qaeda was and now is. It does base a lot of its information on the son of an Al Qaeda leader who 'defected' to help the CIA, and that reliance on one source made me wonder if he was totally reliable. But his story is so strange, believable and sad that I couldn't help listen to every word.

There's a lot of materiel and I'll have to watch it more than once, but it's a great purchase and has much less finger-pointing than the 'Bush & Cheney & evil network' slant of the rest of the PBS series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frontline - Al Qaeda Series March 15, 2011
By RHan
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Frontline is an outstanding documentary series and this collection of several episodes provides a multi-perspective view of our world in relation to Al Qaeda - it's origin, leadership, organization... I originally viewed many of the programs when they first aired and then purchased the DVD set and watched them again after September 11th. It is most interesting that some of the episodes actually aired before 9-11 and these program discuss the preceding 2 decades and what were some of the key factors leading up to the events.

It is a very informative series and also an great value.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the al qaeda files September 9, 2008
Where were the responsible idiots watching the store ??? If this info was available some one should be hung for incompetence. maybe we should employ the reporters as our INTELIGENCE service
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