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

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Release Date:
24 February 2012 (USA) See more »
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The only easy day was yesterday.
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An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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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)

Roselyn Sanchez ... Lisa Morales

Jason Cottle ... Abu Shabal

Alex Veadov ... Christo

Nestor Serrano ... Walter Ross
Ailsa Marshall ... LT Rorke's Wife

Gonzalo Menendez ... Commander Pedros

Emilio Rivera ... Sanchez

Dimiter D. Marinov ... Kerimov (as Dimiter Marinov)

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Christo's RHM (as Tommy Roslaes Jr.)
Marc Margulies ... US Ambassador

Dan Southworth ... News Reporter
Drea Castro ... Recruit

Marissa Labog ... Recruit
Aurelius DiBarsanti ... Recruit
Reginald Long ... Recruit
Jeffrey Barnachea ... Recruit
Philip Un ... Recruit

Keo Woolford ... Recruit
Jimmy Chhiu ... Recruit (as Jimmy Chiu)
Sarifa Salanga ... Recruit
Nicko Sabado ... Recruit (as Fred Sabado)
Conrad Garcia ... Recruit

Christian Mante ... Recruit

Craig H. Davidson ... Recruit
Henry Pinpin ... Recruit

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Recruit
Sonny Sison ... Recruit

Carla Jimenez ... Screaming Mom
Ed Abel Pineda ... Sleeping Husband
Angela Mora ... Sleeping Wife

Antoni Corone ... Yacht Henchman #1
Artie Malesci ... Surveillance Boat Driver
Maria Juani ... Yacht Girl #1
Aspen Widowson ... Yacht Girl #2
Lydia Lane ... Yacht Girl #3
Sopheakna Ngourn ... Ice Cream Truck Girl
Gilbert Rosales ... Christo's Thug

Nick Gomez ... Christo's Thug
Sam Cespedes ... Christo's Thug
Sebastian Rey ... Christo's Thug
Kenny Calderon ... Christo's Thug
Victor Palacios ... Christo's Thug
Jeymi Ramos ... Christo's Thug
Alexander Asefa ... Christo's Thug

Mario Perez ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Juan Diaz ... Cartel & Mexican SOF

Dorian Kingi ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Oscar Pesqueira ... Cartel & Mexican SOF

Richie Gaona ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Raul Canizales II ... Cartel & Mexican SOF

Shawn Robinson ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Gilbert Mares ... Cartel & Mexican SOF

Marco Morales ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Jesús Fernández ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Alfredo Sanchez ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Sam Pascua ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Francisco Lopez ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Pedro Sergio Escobedo ... Cartel & Mexican SOF
Charles Mathers ... Somalian
Charles Chiyangwa ... Somalian
Zakaria Sall ... Somalian
Jesse Cotton ... Somalian
Ray Shirley ... Somalian (as R.J. Shirley)
Colin Fleming ... Somalian
Odain Watson ... Somalian

Dontrell Griffin ... Somalian (as Dyonte Griffin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Beth Waugh ... Rorke's sister (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike McCoy  (as Mouse McCoy)
Scott Waugh 
 
Writing credits
Kurt Johnstad (written by)

Produced by
Jason Clark .... executive producer
Greg Haggart .... line producer
Max Leitman .... executive producer
Michael J. Mailis .... executive producer
Mike McCoy .... producer
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc .... line producer: Cambodia
Jay Pollak .... executive producer
Nicholas Simon .... line producer: Cambodia
Lance Sloane .... executive producer
Duncan Smith .... co-producer
Benjamin Statler .... executive producer
Tucker Tooley .... executive producer
Scott Waugh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Furst 
 
Cinematography by
Shane Hurlbut (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Siobhan Prior 
Michael Tronick 
Scott Waugh 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
John Zachary 
 
Art Direction by
Randy Ser 
 
Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton 
 
Costume Design by
Erica Clum 
 
Makeup Department
Brooke Baron .... assistant makeup artist
Rachel Hoke .... key makeup artist
Carmella McCoy .... hair stylist
Carmella McCoy .... key makeup artist
Shelly Willis .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Scott Fort .... production manager
Brooke Gaston .... unit production manager
Lance Holte .... assistant post-production supervisor
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... production manager
Jacob Rosenberg .... post-production supervisor
Omar Veytia .... production manager: Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lonka Alvarez .... second second assistant director: Puerto Rico
Ralph Escobar .... second assistant director
Socheat Huoy .... assistant director: Cambodia
Matt Karr .... second assistant director
Sophea Kim .... assistant director: Cambodia
Matt Paull .... second assistant director
Robert Phillips .... first assistant director
Aaron Schnyder .... second assistant director
Dennis Sonin .... first assistant director: Ukraine
Eric St. James .... second assistant director
Juan Esteban Suárez .... second assistant director: Puerto Rico
 
Art Department
Jessica Anderson .... set dresser
John R. Boucher .... set dresser
Raymard Camp .... leadman: set dressing
Jorge Fernandez .... assistant property master
Philip Fitzpatrick .... swing gang
Michael Allen Glover .... art department assistant
George Hobbs .... property master
Adam Kedis .... set dresser
Tim Lehman .... painter
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Curtis Rogers .... set dresser
Jorma Starratt .... set dresser
Jameson Williams .... set dresser
Dennis Winters .... on-set dresser
Mary Goodson .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Aronoff .... adr mixer
Michael Baird .... sound effects editor
Bill Bell .... foley editor
David Bell .... m&e mixer
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Burns .... re-recordist
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound effects editor
Vincent Fatato .... boom operator
Chris Fries .... adr
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Penny Harold .... dialogue editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Kalifa .... sound recordist
Gene Martin .... production sound mixer
Blake Marymor .... sound recordist
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Popp .... production sound mixer: second unit
Richard S. Steele .... sound effects editor (as Rick Steele)
Tim Terusa .... foley editor
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor (as Randy Thomas)
David Torres .... foley mixer
Lisa Varetakis .... adr editor (as Lisa Varitakis)
Robert Webber .... sound effects editor
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Phil Blackaby .... special effects assistant
Charlie Bonilla .... special effects coordinator: Puerto Rico
Danny Cangemi .... special effects supervisor (as Dan Cangemi)
Sambath Chun .... special effects technician: Cambodia
Kenneth C. Clark .... special effects assistant
Chris Cline .... special effects assistant: radio control
Al Di Sarro .... special effects coordinator
Matt DiSarro .... special effects assistant (as Matt Di Sarro)
Joshua Herstein .... special effects driver
Po Ketkorn .... senior special effects technician: Cambodia
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects technician (as Bruce Merlin)
Chalempol Panichsuk .... senior special effects technician: Cambodia (as Chalermpol Panichsuk)
Chris Pederson .... special effects assistant
Mike Reedy .... special effects assistant (as Michael Reedy)
Watcharachai Panichsuk Sam .... special effects supervisor: Cambodia (as Watcharachai Panichsuk)
Kunakorn Sirisuwan .... special effects technician: Cambodia
Glenn Thomas .... special effects assistant (as Glen Thomas)
David Waine .... special effects: radio control (as Dave Waine)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... visual effects artist (as Dave Abuel)
Joshua Bolin .... visual effects artist
David Cole .... digital colourist
Matthew Collorafice .... digital compositor
Sean Cushing .... visual effects producer: Cantina Creative
Eric Deinzer .... visual effects artist
Andrew Furlong .... lead visual effects artist
Stephen Lawes .... visual effects supervisor: Cantina Creative
Tony Lupoi .... visual effects artist
Brett Novak .... visual effects artist
Siobhan Prior .... visual effects supervisor (as Siobhan Mary Prior)
Edward M. Ruiz II .... digital compositor (as Edward M. Ruiz)
Brad Strickman .... visual effects artist
Ryan M. Taylor .... CG artist (as Ryan Taylor)
Vivian Wei .... compositor: Bandito Brothers
Olaf Wendt .... visual effects
Lukas Weyandt .... visual effects artist
David B. Wilson .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Lloyd Barachina .... stunts
Geo Corvera .... stunts
Craig H. Davidson .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunts
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunts
Dorian Kingi .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Marissa Labog .... stunts
Marco Morales .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Mario Perez .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunt coordinator
Ernie Reyes Jr. .... stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Sonny Sison .... stunts
Hector Toro .... stunt performer
Greg Tracy .... stunts
Jose L. Vasquez .... stunts
Keo Woolford .... stunts
David Lee Valle .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Baldi .... aerial director of photography
Greg Baldi .... camera operator
Jose F. Barrios .... company grip
James Berkenkamp .... video assist (as Jim Berkenkamp)
Erik Bernstein .... best boy electric
Brannon D. Brown .... camera technician: Phantom
Joe Cassano .... grip: Mississippi
Larry Cottrill .... electrician
Dan Crosby .... grip
Erik Curtis .... underwater camera unit
Sammy Escobar .... grip
Andrew Fisher .... camera operator
Rudy Harbon .... camera operator
Charlie Harrold .... electrician: Florida
Gary Hatfield .... camera operator
Douglas S. Holgate .... technician: gyron
Jimi Johnson .... video assist operator
Scott Johnson .... camera assistant: aerial crew
Harmony Jupiter .... camera production assistant (as Rebecca Jupiter)
Buddy Knotts .... helicopter pilot: aerial camera helicopter
Nick Leon .... grip
Joe Lotuaco .... grip
Marc Margulies .... assistant camera
Raul J. Marin .... key grip
Michael A. McCarthy .... production engineer
Alfredo Melendez .... remote head tech
Ben Mullin .... camera operator
Ben Mullin .... steadicam operator
Darin Necessary .... first assistant camera
David B. Nowell .... aerial cameraman (as David Nowell)
Charles Papert .... director of photography: additional photography
David Presley .... video assist
Ralph Scherer .... dolly grip
Sanam Srikham .... best boy grip
Michael Svitak .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Pedro J. Villalón .... gaffer
John Zivelonghi .... electrician
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater cinematographer
Mark Townsend .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
James Bearb .... extras casting
Joe Cappelletti .... voice casting
Olivia Thomas .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmella McCoy .... key costumer
Tiffany Nesson .... key costumer
Michelle Rodriguez .... wardrobe assistant
Monika Rydel .... wardrobe assistant
Lesli Wood .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
J. Cody Baker .... color assistant: as James Cody Baker
Scott Beatty .... post-production assistant
Dane Bergerson .... color assistant
David Cole .... digital colorist: Laser Pacific
Nancy Fuller .... digital intermediate producer: Laser Pacific
Chris Hall .... additional colorist
Lance Holte .... on-line supervisor
Andrew Huebscher .... colorist: off-line
Liza Kerlin .... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Michael A. McCarthy .... post-production engineer
Harry Muller .... color timer
Siobhan Prior .... additional editor (as Siobhan Mary Prior)
Siobhan Prior .... post-production supervisor
Fernando Raigoza Jr. .... post-production assistant
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
Douglas Renn .... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... colorist: Company 3
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Noah Weisel .... post-production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Alan Brown .... composer assistant
Alan Brown .... midi technician
Mark Curry .... score mixer
James Fitzpatrick .... orchestra contractor
Richard Hein .... conductor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Philip Klein .... orchestrator
Penka Kouneva .... orchestrator
Alison Litton .... music supervisor
Vladimir Podgoretsky .... music preparation
Matt Shelton .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Billy Hammon .... picture car coordinator
Chris Pedersen .... driver
 
Other crew
Neil Andrea .... marine unit
Terry Atchison .... armorer
Johnny Benskin .... chef
Butchie Beverly .... production assistant
Ricou Browning Jr. .... marine coordinator
Justin Browning .... marine crew
Jake Burack .... production assistant
James Burgin .... marine crew
Christian Byrd .... marine boat captain
Jenny Caloca .... location manager
Blair Christine .... production assistant
K.C. Colebrooke .... production assistant
Alexandra Cruz Lebrón .... location assistant
Jay Drose .... production assistant
David Fencl .... armorer
Jason Feuerstein .... acquisition financing: Union Bank
Edmond Guidry .... production assistant
Blair Harris .... production assistant
Jacob Head .... voice talent
Judd Hemming .... key production assistant
Sreyra In .... production accountant
Shea Kammer .... production accountant
Ruba Kharuf .... first assistant accountant
Buddy Knotts .... helicopter pilot
Janette Luttrell .... production assistant
Blair Madigan .... production assistant
Brad Dirk Martin .... boat captain
Taeko Masuyama .... production coordinator (2010)
Skylar Mathey .... production assistant
Joseph Matukewicz .... studio executive
Shaun Mazerall .... script consultant
Patrick Mizell .... set production assistant
David Paris .... helicopter pilot
Mike Patlin .... aerial coordinator/pilot
Vivian Rebella .... location manager: puerto rico
Arian Simone Reed .... publicity and marketing consultant
Hana Ripperger-Suhler .... assistant to Mr. McCoy and Mr. Leitman
Andrew Sapp .... production assistant (2010)
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
John Takenaka .... production assistant
Lora Marie Taylor .... payroll accountant
James Tinghitella .... production assistant
Alexander B. Williams .... production assistant
Manuel Zaefferer .... production assistant
Kevin Knotts .... helicopter ground safety (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Emile Gladstone .... special thanks
Robert Lazar .... special thanks
Dave Morrison .... special thanks
Vashi Nedomansky .... thanks
Kathleen Remington .... special thanks
Mike Rizzuto .... very special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Navy Seals" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language
Runtime:
USA:110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film stars actual, active-duty US Navy SEALs and SWCC. According to conditions set by the U.S. Government, their real names and identity are not revealed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The bus which the terrorists left in was #14 (large no. above front windshield above front passenger) but they pulled into 'milk factory' and unloaded from #15.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
LT 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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FAQ

Does Chief Dave lose his thumb in the final firefight?
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119 out of 172 people found the following review useful.
Good action poor film, 26 March 2012
Author: whistler118 from United Kingdom

Act of Valour set out to create a film with 100% authentic and realistic action sequences and promote the lives of US Navy Seals. In that aspect it succeeded, however, failed everywhere else.

The advertisement of using real navy seals as the main characters creates a level of military authenticity and accuracy that I have not seen in a film for a long time. All equipment and vehicles used are used correctly whilst dialogue and radio chatter inside of combat shows detail that inexperienced eyes might miss. However, acting is not something these Seals train for at basic! Dialogue outside of combat is weak at best and any scene trying to get some form of emotion out of the audience is lost as soon as one opens their mouth. Not many good things can be said about the story line. A rather unimaginative plot coupled with the stereotypical 'bad guy' does little but create a backdrop for the numerous fire fights and special forces insertions. Lastly, it should be noted that the film was shot in a noticeable High Definition that creates specular grandeur on wide pan shots.

Those looking for a well constructed war film should look else where. The predicable storyline and patriotic American stance will put most viewers off. However, if HD fire fights, good military realism can be taken with a pinch of salt this film does not disappoint.

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