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Black Hawk Down

Directed by

Ridley Scott

Writing credits

Mark Bowden (book)

Ken Nolan (screenplay)

Release date: 18 January 2002 (USA)

Genre: Action / Drama / History / War

Tagline: Leave No Man Behind

Plot Outline: Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, and the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them, centering on Sgt. Eversmann commanding one Ranger unit, named Chalk Four, pinned down by the street fighting, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and whom was captured, to Lt. Col. McKnight who leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city, to Lt. Perino leading Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, to Staff Sgt. Yurek who leads his decimated Ranger group Chalk Two through gunfire to safety, to many others involved who where either killed or survived.

Plot Keywords: Title Spoken By Character / Warfare / Army Rangers / 1990s / Helicopter

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 27 nominations

Cast Overview

Josh Hartnett ...  SSgt. Matt Eversmann

Ewan McGregor ...  Grimes

Tom Sizemore ...  Lt. Col. Danny McKnight

Eric Bana ...  Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hooten

William Fichtner ...  Sanderson

Ewen Bremner ...  Nelson

Country: USA

Language: English / Somali

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Sound Mix: DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS (8 channels)

Filming Locations: Kénitra Airbase, Morocco

Trivia: The soldiers who volunteer repeatedly to be inserted into the crash site to protect the injured pilot are Gary Gordon and Randall Shughart. They both received the Medal of Honour for their actions. Not shown is the third sniper SFC. Brad Hallings who alongside Shugart and Gordon volunteered to be dropped to secure Crash Site Two, Halling eventually found himself manning a mini-gun when one of the crew chiefs had been hit. He would eventually lose a leg when Super 6-2 crash landed later on in the battle but miraculously learned how to use his artificial leg and stayed with Delta.

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