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Release Date:
18 February 2011 (Poland) See more »
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One platoon, one valley, one year
Plot:
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stop and Think About It See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ... Themselves
Juan 'Doc Restrepo ... Himself
Dan Kearney ... Himself
LaMonta Caldwell ... Himself
Aron Hijar ... Himself
Misha Pemble-Belkin ... Himself
Miguel Cortez ... Himself
Sterling Jones ... Himself
Brendan O'Byrne ... Himself
Joshua McDonough ... Himself
Kyle Steiner ... Himself
Angel Toves ... Himself
Mark Patterson ... Himself
Stephen Gillespie ... Himself
Marc Solowski ... Himself
Kevin Rice ... Himself
Tanner Sichter ... Himself
William Ostlund ... Himself

Directed by
Tim Hetherington 
Sebastian Junger 
 
Produced by
John Battsek .... executive producer
Tim Hetherington .... producer
Sebastian Junger .... producer
Nick Quested .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Tim Hetherington 
Sebastian Junger 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Levine 
 
Production Management
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan .... head of production: Goldcrest Production Services
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor
Grahame Davies .... sound mixer: additional
Paul Miller .... sound assistant: weapons specialist (as OFC Paul Miller)
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
Michael Suarez .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jake Clennell .... director of photography: Itaky
Brendan O'Byrne .... additional camera operator
Misha Pemble-Belkin .... additional camera operator
Rudy Varner .... additional camera operator
Teun Voeten .... additional camera operator
Derek Wiesehahn .... camera operator: Italy
 
Editorial Department
Alex Albers .... post-production intern
Timothy Baker .... post-production intern
Meghna Damani .... post-production intern
Anja Dornieden .... post-production intern
John Dowdell .... colorist
Kathryn Drury .... post-production intern
Alex Godin .... post-production intern
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jeremy Kaplan .... post-production intern
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Christy MacKarrell .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Corinne Manabat .... post-production intern
William Michals .... post-production intern
Maya Mumma .... associate editor
Meredith Patten .... post-production intern
Adele Pham .... post-production intern
Trina Rodriguez .... post-production intern
Jeanne Sison .... digital intermediate producer
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Elizabeth Walter .... post-production intern
Chloe Walters-Wallace .... post-production intern
Carl Ayala .... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ruy García .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Victor Barroso .... titles and credits: Worlds Away Productions
Marc Chamin .... legal service: Outpost Films, Loeb & Loeb
Sinead Duell .... business manager: Outpost Films
Richard Koenigsberg .... accountant: Outpost Films
Ben Lay .... head technician
Márcia Nunes .... production coordinator: Goldcrest Production Services
Karen Shatzkin .... additional legal services: Outpost Filmms
 
Thanks
Brian Beckno .... special thanks (as Major Brian Beckno)
Graydon Carter .... special thanks
Tony Gerber .... thanks
Donna Gutkin .... thanks
Miles Levine .... thanks
Simon Levine .... thanks
Andrew Mumma .... thanks
Karen Schmeer .... thanks
Jonathan Stack .... thanks
Nicole Stott .... thanks
Doug Stumpf .... thanks
Jamie Wellford .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language throughout including some descriptions of violence
Runtime:
93 min
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Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Singapore:M18 (cut) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46090)
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Trivia:
The movie's title comes from Private First Class Juan "Doc" Restrepo, whose memory is also honored in the company's isolated base camp, OP Restrepo.See more »
Soundtrack:
Izlel E Delyu HaidutinSee more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Stop and Think About It, 6 January 2011
Author: bobt145 from United States

It's a strange way to fight, without ever seeing the people you're shooting at and who are shooting at you.

The strongest aspect about this viewpoint documentary is its lack of an opinionated narration. The filmmakers--who deserve commendations of their own for putting themselves in the line of fire for 15 months--let the soldiers and their activities tell the story, the firefights, patrols, attempts to communicate with the Afghans, mundane chores.

And they let the viewer judge for meaning.

It isn't possible, however, to truly capture a year and three months in 90 minutes. I did find it curious that so much interview footage was cut. If you see it on DVD, don't miss the interviews shown under special features. Perhaps the director-cameramen wanted to keep the ratio heavier on footage than interviews.

In one omitted interview, the unit Captain admits that he thought he was responsible for losing even one soldier. He also mentions that one of those killed was the unit Sergeant Major's son. There should have been some way to weave this into the story.

Another soldier says he hates the terms "you did what you had to do" because he doesn't think he really had to do it. Says he doesn't think God will greet him with a playful punch to the shoulder and say "you did what you had to do." It's powerful stuff, the included and the omitted footage. For the most part we fight now with volunteers. The mix of soldiers is a bit different than it was when there was a draft, but "Restrepo" shows that American forces still bring a wide range of backgrounds and reactions.

And it shows that most are still so young that we are still sending kids to do the jobs old men ask them to do. They are brave, fearful, obscene, committed for the wrong reasons, committed for right reasons, and committed for no reason at all.

It's a powerful view.

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