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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • 2016
  • R
  • 112min
  • 67%
  • 6.6 / 10

Hoping to breathe some excitement into her life Kim Bake, a copywriter for a New York news station takes a three-month assignment. This takes her to report on war-torn Afghanistan. Upon arriving she finds that he was nowhere near prepared for the emotional roller coaster she has stepped onto. From battling the conditions of everyday life, the sights she sees on the war front as well as being one of the only women in the area she finds a new battle at every turn. Her only hope is Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow newsagent and Fahim Ahmadzai, her Afghan translator and guide. What Kim ends up learning goes far beyond just the story she set out to get a scoop on.

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The name Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a play on the NATO phonetic alphabet. They are words assigned to each of the 26 words n the American alphabet in order to avoid confusion during communications. The words are as followed; Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was released in 2016. The film is an American biographical war comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa with the screenplay written by Robert Carlock. It is based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker. The film features the acting of Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton. March 4, 2016, the film was released by Paramount Pictures.

The critics had mixed reviews saying the acting was good, but the screenplay left something to be desired. At the box office, the film brought in a gross of $24.9 million with the budget being $35 million.