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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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24 February 2012 (USA) See more »
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The only easy day was yesterday. See more »
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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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What can I say, Excellent - Finally! See more (350 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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 (as Anthony Corone)
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 (as Dorian Kenji)
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 (as Jesus Fernandez)
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 Griffi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Kent ... Navy SEAL (uncredited)

Beth Waugh ... Rorke's Sister (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike McCoy  (as Mouse McCoy)
Scott Waugh 
 
Writing credits
Kurt Johnstad (written by)

Produced by
Jason Beckman .... executive producer (as Jason Colbeck)
Jason Clark .... executive producer
Jason Colodne .... executive producer (as Jason Colbeck)
Bert Ellis .... executive producer
Chris George .... co-executive producer
Greg Haggart .... line producer
Bob Kaminski .... co-executive producer
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Roman Kindrachuk .... executive producer: Ukraine (as Roman Kindrachuck)
Max Leitman .... executive producer
Michael J. Mailis .... executive producer (as Michael Mailis)
Mike McCoy .... producer (as Mouse McCoy)
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc .... line producer: Cambodia (as Ngoctranthi Bich)
Jay Pollak .... executive producer
Jacob Rosenberg .... post producer
Nicholas Simon .... line producer: Cambodia
Lance Sloane .... executive producer
Captain Duncan Smith .... co-producer: NSW
Benjamin Statler .... executive producer
Dana Teslenko .... local producer: Ukraine
Tucker Tooley .... executive producer
Scott Waugh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Furst 
 
Cinematography by
Shane Hurlbut (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
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
Vitchu Chavasit .... makeup artist: Cambodia
Rachel Hoke .... assistant makeup artist
Clark Ivor .... makeup artist: Roselyn Sanchez
Syna Leang .... makeup artist: Cambodia (as Sina Leang)
Carmella McCoy .... hair stylist
Carmella McCoy .... key makeup artist
Larisa Spitsa .... makeup artist: Ukraine
Shelly Willis .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Scott Fort .... production manager
Brooke Gaston .... unit production manager
Shannon Gaulding .... production executive
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 .... 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
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer
Penny Harold .... dialogue editor
Eric Justen .... re-recording mixer
Michael Kalifa .... sound recordist
Gene Martin .... production sound mixer
Blake Marymor .... sound recordist
Kevin Meltcher .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... 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
Chris Fries .... voice (uncredited)
Rick Santizo .... commentary mixer (uncredited)
 
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
Angelo Caruso .... title 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 .... compositor
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
Kevin Kent .... stunt safety
Dorian Kingi .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Marissa Labog .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch 
Ray Mendoza .... technical advisor
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
Mónica López .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Philpot .... stunts (uncredited)
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
Yuriy Fuks .... flight head technitian
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
Michael Merriman .... camera operator
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
Sergii Svietnyi .... gaffer
Michael Svitak .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Pedro J. Villalón .... gaffer
Vince Young .... lighting technician
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 Rodríguez .... wardrobe assistant (as Michelle Rodriguez)
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 .... on-line editor
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
Roy Vasich .... colorist: dailies
Noah Weisel .... post-production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jenny Caloca .... location manager
Alexandra Cruz Lebrón .... location assistant
Vivian Rebella .... location manager: puerto rico
 
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
Mark S. Hollingsworth .... ethnic flutes (as Mark Hollingsworth)
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
Linda Benjamin .... executive vice president: business affairs
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
Blair Christine .... production assistant
K.C. Colebrooke .... production assistant
Jay Drose .... production assistant
David Fencl .... armorer
Jason Feuerstein .... acquisition financing: Union Bank
Edmond Guidry .... production assistant
Blair Harris .... production assistant
Jake Head .... voice talent (as Jacob Head)
Judd Hemming .... key production assistant
Sreyra In .... production accountant
Shea Kammer .... production accountant
Ruba Kharuf .... first assistant accountant
Buddy Knotts .... helicopter pilot
Hana Leshner .... assistant to Mr. McCoy and Mr. Leitman (as Hana Ripperger-Suhler)
Janette Luttrell .... production assistant
Blair Madigan .... production assistant
Brad Dirk Martin .... boat captain
Taeko Masuyama .... production coordinator
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
Arian Simone Reed .... publicity and marketing consultant
Andrew Sapp .... production assistant
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 Kent .... military advisor (uncredited)
Kevin Knotts .... helicopter ground safety (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Al Di Sarro .... in memory of
Emile Gladstone .... special thanks
Jim Guerard .... thanks
David Helmly .... thanks
Michael Kanfer .... thanks
Robert Lazar .... special thanks
David McGavran .... thanks
Dave Morrison .... special thanks
Vashi Nedomansky .... thanks
Kathleen Remington .... special thanks
Mike Rizzuto .... very special thanks
David Wadhwani .... thanks
Mitch Wood .... 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:
110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "recruits" are speaking Tagalog (Philippine native language) rather than Spanish as the subtitle suggested.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]
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Need for Speed (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Why do they tell Agent Morales on the Swift boat that 'It wasn't for nothing'?
Does Chief Dave lose his thumb in the final firefight?
Are the villains based on real people?
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250 out of 371 people found the following review useful.
What can I say, Excellent - Finally!, 13 February 2012
Author: qdixon-649-71792 from Canada

If you are tired of Hollywood action movies that are poorly coordinated and where the directors just guess at everything, like I am, you are really going to like this movie.

Personally, I have actively served in the military and the thing that really bothers me is the non- realism of military roles that I see in movies. Directors and crew blatantly cut corners, hire no nothing actors and extras to portray military roles. Actual direction to the actors and extras that I have heard straight from their lips: "just to pretend because the audience doesn't know any better and doesn't care." Well WRONG, we do care...

There are of course directors that DO care for realism such as Ridley Scott & Oliver Stone. Directors that care hire people like Dale Dye or equivalent to produce such realism. It is a very hard thing to do when the "sides" or script simply say "insert tech talk" or "insert military maneuver" and your movie doesn't even have the technical adviser.

For someone who has been there and done that it is excruciating to see actors do everything wrong, shoulder rifles wrong and hear stupid and unrealistic dialog. Since my service ended I have been working in film and TV myself to somewhat try and make a difference in this manner.

This movie may not have Oscar winning acting, but it gave me a true chilling effect of realism. Some say they were not real active duty. Well I can't vouch for that but what I can tell you is that everything they did and said were extremely accurate and I have little problem in doubting that statement.

See/view the film as you want, some will see it as propaganda... Well, anyone showing pride in something is going to show everything at it's best and only the people who have never been there will confuse pride with propaganda. Freedom It is the right to be able to question and doubt everything, but it is the soldier that actually fights to provide this very freedom that everyone else takes advantage of. Sure others will see this film as a recruitment tool. Sure, and again when pride is shown in a cool way of course the young may choose a career in the military. The same being said with movies with doctors, firemen or policemen.

See this movie as a statement to reality in a technical way, pay attention to how things are spoken, how weapons are suppose to be used, held, fired and reloaded on the fly. When you use real military there is an automatic understanding of positioning. I understand that Hollywood need to be in there to actually film things and understand the need to make changes to do so but I could not find very much wrong with what I did see.

To mention live rounds... this is unheard of in film just because of the danger level and would never be accepted in civilian North America. That is why the movie was shot where it was and on live fire ranges. I am impressed.

I very much liked it and the portrayal of the soldier. I felt pride, technically things, were accurate and as they should be. Good Job!

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