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Ripple Effect (2011)

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After a simple act of kindness from an American soldier, a young Afghan boy attempts to unravel a deadly roadside bomb attack.
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Cast overview:
Ari Skye Ari Skye ... Akhtar
Hugh Mun ... Mirwais
Oren Dayan Oren Dayan ... Ajmal
Moshe Yehoshoua Moshe Yehoshoua ... Nabi
Huma Lara Huma Lara ... Zarmina
Patrick Quinlan ... SFC Jack Newman
Christopher McDaniel ... MSG Mark Brady
Kirk M. Smith Kirk M. Smith ... SFC Kirk Smith (as Kirk Smith)
Noah Smith Noah Smith ... SFC Brian Miller (as Noah J. Smith)
James Andrew Walsh James Andrew Walsh ... CPT Joe Morello
Pasha Bocarie ... Afghan National Army Captain
Ahmed Lucan ... Afhan Soldier #1
Fahim Fazli ... Afghan Man


A young Afghan boy witnesses men burying a roadside bomb outside his village in a remote part of Afghanistan. Before he can tell his parents, the same men brutally kill his mother and wound his father. When an American Special Forces team comes to the village as part of a medical clinic, the boy seeks help from the American medic. The soldier promises to help the boy's father, and his compassion makes a powerful impact on the boy. When American surveillance picks up signs of an ambush, the team abruptly leaves the village in an effort to avoid getting villagers caught in the crossfire. The boy realizes the American convoy is speeding into the path of the roadside bomb. He shortcuts through the village to stop them, cutting them off and placing himself in grave danger. Although their cultures are worlds apart, the boy and the soldier share a moment of human connection, which has the power to change the course of events for both of them. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Action | Drama | War







Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Ripple Effects, a view from an editor and writer.
3 March 2013 | by cosmic-dragonSee all my reviews

There are so many people who don't really know what us military people do, but this story carries some very good portrayals of character. We're not enlisted to get rich and famous, and even most officers can make a higher wage in a civilian equivalent job. In this case, I did appreciate the depth of this production and the thought behind it. I feel the characters are strong because of the reality they convey. Many movies are there to entertain us, but not always to encourage us to think and appreciate someone trying to make a difference. Without writing any giveaways or pushing opinions, I recommend it for enlightenment, for seeing different perspectives, and for a strong storyline.

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