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Lone Survivor (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Biography, Drama  |  10 January 2014 (USA)
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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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Chinook Pilot #1
Ryan Kay ...
Chinook Pilot #2


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El sobreviviente  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Alexander Ludwig is dancing in front of the other SEALs, the song and dance he performs is from the dance scene in Napoleon Dynamite. See more »


Several times during the gunfight, we see Murphy and Dietz's M4s, which are unsilenced, make the noise of Axelson and Luttrell's Mk. 12s which are silenced. Also, the silenced Mk. 12s sometimes make the loud firing sound of the M4s. See more »


[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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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 January 2014 (2014) See more »


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Written by Sola Akingbola, Wallis Buchanan, Simon Katz, Jay Kay (as Jason Kay), Toby Smith, Derrick McKenzie
Performed by Jamiroquai
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Easily the best War Movie since "Saving Private Ryan" only an actual story.
13 June 2014 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

If you read the book and heard the interviews with the actual "lone survivor" you know that this movie got as close to the real events as possible. The 4 actors really gave it their all. Beginning long before shooting when they started their training so they would look realistic. This movie is also the most visceral experience since "Saving Private Ryan". There were falls in this movie that actually hurt more just watching than when I broke my foot 2 years ago. And in the making of you see that crazy stunt people actually did those falls, supposedly without dying. It's of course impossible to spoil this movie given it's title but it's important to note that the guy who helped him risked his whole village for "The Americans" Safety. And he didn't think twice about it. Sometimes we forget that not all of them are Taliban. After all is said and done this is a must see if there ever was one.

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