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Bravo Two Zero (1999)

This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

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Jamie Bartlett ...
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Kevin Collins ...
Chris
Ian Curtis ...
Baz
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Mark
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Stan
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Dinger
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Tony
Ron Senior Jr. ...
Pete
Robert Whitehead ...
Iraqi Colonel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caz Abrahams ...
White Socks
Nicholas Ashby ...
Jeral (as Nick Ashby)
Barry Berk ...
Cyril
Julia Booth ...
Sally
Melissa Carter ...
Katie
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was called "Bravo Two Zero" and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. Of the eight who went out, only five returned. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work; the weather was brutally cold. And they had been spotted. Written by Joanathan Amiran <pinkman@plastiv.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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15 June 1999 (Portugal)  »

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Bravo Two Zero - Hinter feindlichen Linien  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Freedom by George Michael and it must be love by Madness were also featured but were not mentioned in the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 36 mins, Andy checks a compass attached to his rifle. This would not happen as proximity to a mass of metal (such as a rifle or a steel helmet) could affect the reading due to magnetic interference. See more »

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BBC Announcer: For Allied Forces in the Golf the preparation is over. The real battle, only days away. This relentless activity is a reminder that if final-hour diplomacy stumbles, then action against Iraq will be both certain and uncompromising. Saddam Hussein says it will be the mother of all battles. President Bush demanded that conflict must be swift and decisive.
President George H. W. Bush: This will not be another Vietnam. This will not be a protracted, drawn-out war.
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References Breaker Morant (1980) See more »

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By the Rivers of Babylon
Written by Frank Farian, George Reyam, Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton
Performed by Boney M.
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For a dubious story, a great film.
28 March 2004 | by (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a soldier and something of a war movie buff, it's refreshing to see a good story turned into a film that doesn't add the Hollywood effect of lack of realism. Bravo Two Zero tells the story of a Special Air Service patrol in Iraq during the Gulf War as realistically as possible, right down to the amount of gear they lug and what difficulties lie in tactical operations.

Having "Andy McNab" as a military advisor seems to have paid off in spades, as everything you see in the movie is how it really works, down to the textbook section attack they execute against the Iraqis.

If you haven't read the book, do so. Then read Chris Ryan's "The One That Got Away", which tells his side of the story. Then read Peter Ratcliffe's "Eye of the Storm" and Michael Asher's "The Real Bravo Two Zero" and decide how much of the tale you actually believe. Worth a look.


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