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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)
Duncan Smith ...
Captain Duncan Smith (as 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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Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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If you're a hardcore soldier/war freak: watch it. Anyone else: DON'T!!!
21 January 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I can now see why the reviews here are so mixed.

It's a uber-realistic but Hollywood-style portrayal of war, gore, blood and everything. The brutality of war is masked in the "awesomeness" of war machines, brothers in arms clichés, and heavy duty shooting action.

At times you're not sure if you indeed watching a US army recruitment video, as some have said here.

At times you feel like it's a B-class action flick.

At times you feel like it's an adrenalin filled CGI-effect demovideo, or maybe even like playing Call of Duty on your XBox.

As I am someone who likes movies a lot, especially action movies, who has been in the army, and who lives in Europe, it doesn't make much sense.

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