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Act of Valor (2012)

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An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rorke Denver ...
Lieutenant Rorke (as LCDR Rorke)
Dave ...
Chief Dave (as SOC Dave)
Sonny ...
SO1 Sonny (as SOC Sonny)
Weimy ...
SO1 Weimy (as SOC Weimy)
Ray ...
SO1 Ray (as SO1 Ray)
Ajay ...
SO1 Ajay (as SO1 Ajay)
Mikey ...
SO1 Mikey (as SOC Mikey)
Van D. ...
Senior Chief Otto (as SOCS Van D)
Katelyn ...
LT Lyons (as Katelyn)
Callaghan ...
Admiral Callaghan (as Admiral Callaghan)
Captain Duncan Smith ...
Captain Duncan Smith
Billy ...
SWCC Boat Senior Chief (as SOCS BIlly)


An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which ... Written by Relativity Media

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am That Man  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,476,632 (USA) (24 February 2012)


$70,011,073 (USA) (1 June 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Army, Navy/Marines and Air Force ROTC units at the University of Illinois were given an advanced screening of the film along with a directors' commentary at the beginning. See more »


Mexico, the first (GMC) dump-truck hits a car located in the street parked to stop it. After the crash you can see actual damages on the right side, the light and the metallic bumper of the truck. In subsequent scenes the side, the light and the bumper have no damage at all. See more »


[first lines]
Lieutenant Rorke: Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous. I've always remembered that, how being dangerous was sacred, a badge of honor. You live your life by a code, an ethos. Every man does. It's your shoreline. It's what guides you home. And trust me, you're always trying to get home.
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Wow - Goes from a solid 8 star action flick - to a 10 star eyebrow-raiser. Strait-Up
24 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't let 'poor flat acting' reviews fool you - This is an EXCELLENT movie.

First of all whoever thought of "Let's train Seal's to be actors" vs "Let's train actors to play Seals" was a genius. Because they obviously did it the right way - putting them through a boat load of on screen training, and getting them to a place where they were very comfortable in front of the camera - cuz they are far from horrible.

True, no Russell Crowe or Denzel comparisons should be made, but the stars didn't ruin the film - they made it.

Heartwrenching. Bold. Un-Hollywood. Gritty. This movie takes you in to a world many idealize in a way that simultaneously shows you how cool it truly is, as well as how mind-bogglingly impossible it is for just anyone to do it.

The mental, emotional, and moral swings of chaos these guys have to stay professional in is crazy. Ultra realism, with a potent emotional message I did not expect to be so moved and effected by towards the end

  • that took it from a solid 8 star action flick - to a 10 star


There's something conveyed in the human soul that just resides in an actors presence. Unless they inhabit the role with their very cells (like Heath in the Dark Knight) something's off about it. These guys do that, instinctively, they are frekin Navy Seals for God's sake! No lies can be told when they're up there.

Solid, solid flick that's gonna stay with me for awhile - wow I get it, let's honor the troops...

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