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Ripple Effect (I) (2011)

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After a simple act of kindness from an American soldier, a young Afghan boy attempts to unravel a deadly roadside bomb attack.

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Credited cast:
Ari Skye ...
Akhtar (as Ari Shirwani)
SFC Jack Newman
MSG Mark Brady
Oren Dayan ...
Moshe Yehoshoua ...
SFC Brian Miller
James Andrew Walsh ...
CPT Joe Morello
Afghan National Army Captain
Afhan Soldier #1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Afghan Man
Huma Lara ...


A young Afghan boy witnesses men burying a roadside bomb outside his village in a remote part of Afghanistan. Before he can tell his parents, the same men brutally kill his mother and wound his father. When an American Special Forces team comes to the village as part of a medical clinic, the boy seeks help from the American medic. The soldier promises to help the boy's father, and his compassion makes a powerful impact on the boy. When American surveillance picks up signs of an ambush, the team abruptly leaves the village in an effort to avoid getting villagers caught in the crossfire. The boy realizes the American convoy is speeding into the path of the roadside bomb. He shortcuts through the village to stop them, cutting them off and placing himself in grave danger. Although their cultures are worlds apart, the boy and the soldier share a moment of human connection, which has the power to change the course of events for both of them. Written by Anonymous

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29 April 2011 (USA)  »

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The Ripple Effect
1 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a former Green Beret I found the Ripple Effect to be an honest portrayal of a US Army Green Beret team (A-Team) in Afghanistan. The character portrayals were as accurate as they could be and I found the content to be spot on. This film really dealt with the human elements that people do not understand when dealing with war.

A great job by director Velvet Smith and her team. I look forward to seeing more of her work. The actors also did a fantastic job of portraying their characters in a realistic not over dramatic way. This is a very good film for someone to watch that wants to learn one of the current missions of the United States Army Special Forces. Special Forces Soldiers are Soldiers, but they are also teachers, medical specialists, humanitarian aid distributors and helpers to communities that are oppressed by war.

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