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Lone Survivor (2013)

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Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Written by Jose Tinto

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Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,857 (USA) (3 January 2014)

Gross:

$125,069,696 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Trivia

Peter Berg had planned to make this film before Battleship (2012), but Universal Pictures wanted him to reverse the priorities, and he relented. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the display of Dietz's radio while he is trying to reestablish communications, it is in COMSEC fill mode, used to load encryption keys, rather than operations mode. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seal Instructor: [pulling exhausted trainee from the water] Six times three?
Seal Trainee: [groans]
Seal Instructor: Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up... Hurry up.
Seal Trainee: Eighteen.
Seal Instructor: Ooh!
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Tour de Force
8 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The movie is not easy to watch. Right at the beginning you'll some training "videos" (more like footage) from the real people that are depicted in this movie. But it will be apparent a couple of moments later, that there is a lot of Death to follow. It's almost a case of what can go wrong will go wrong. And while there are a lot of other outcomes that this could've taken, decisions had been made, consequences had to be taken (upon).

What really gets you though are not some clichés about soldiers (and I think this stays as much as possible away from them), but the fact, that this feels as real as it can be, without you actually being in a war. Mark Wahlberg and the other actors have to go through a lot, when ... well you know what hits the fence. And it does hit pretty hard. Not for anyone squeamish, this is fraught with tension ...


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