Black Hawk Down

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Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  144 min.
Release Date: January 18, 2002
DVD: June 11, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 3.95
based on 10820 votes and 207 reviews
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Cast: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Sam Shepard, Jason Isaacs, Ewen Bremner, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Piven, Gabriel Casseus, Kim Coates, Hugh Dancy, Ron Eldard, Orlando Bloom, Enrique Murciano

Synopsis

In October 1993, an elite group of U.S. soldiers were sent into Mogadishu, Somalia as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation. Their mission: to abduct two top lieutenants of the Somali warlord, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, as part of a strategy to quell the civil war and famine that was ravaging the country.

Arriving with good intentions, their carefully planned mission took an unexpected turn resulting in the U.S. military's single biggest firefight since Vietnam.

Based on the true story of the Battle of Mogadishu by Mark Bowden.

Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Ken Nolan
Official Site: www.spe.sony.com/movies/blackhawkdown

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  • 5 stars "The best war movie IMHO. Great camera and action but it´s not full of that typical over-the-top heroism and patriotism and stuff. It´s about real life of soldiers."