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The Hornet's Nest (2014)

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Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.



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Credited cast:
Frank Adamski ...
Himself (as SSG Frank Adamski)
Ofren Arrechaga ...
Himself (as SFC Ofren Arrechaga)
Ed Bankston ...
Himself (as Cpt Ed Bankston)
Carlos Boettcher ...
Bryan Burgess ...
Himself (as SSG Bryan Burgess)
Christian Cabaniss ...
Himself (as Lt Col Christian Cabaniss)
Jeremy Faulkner ...
Himself (as PFC Jeremy Faulkner)
Dustin Feldhaus ...
Himself (as SPC Dustin Feldhaus)
Chris Fields ...
Himself (as CSM Chris Fields)
Brit Jacobs ...
Jameson Lindskog ...
Himself (as SPC Jameson Lindskog)
Steve Lutsky ...
Himself (as Lt Col Steven Lutsky)
Kevin Mott ...
Himself (as Cpt Kevin Mott)
Tye Reedy ...
Himself (as Cpt Tye Reedy)


Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son to the war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival for all. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language throughout


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Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA)  »

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$26,550 (USA) (9 May 2014)


$311,975 (USA) (25 July 2014)

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While the main story is focused on members of the 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, some of the early units shown include members of the 25th Infantry Division, and the 187th Infantry Regiment, the Rakkasans, also of the 101st Airborne Div. See more »


Last One Home
Written by: Michael Trella
Lyrics by: Michael Trella and Annika Horne
Performed by: Annika Horne
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Eyes Wide Open
3 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this documentary. While some people are giving negative comments about the documentary and the journalists part in it. People are under the impression this was only to be about America's Military in Afghanistan. However, near the beginning Mike stated that he had sacrificed his family because he neglected them and choose to be a war correspondent. He felt he had this last chance to connect with his son and if he blew it he would lose his son.

Mike is an award winning journalist. He is a war correspondent. He has covered world conflict for 30 years, and was kidnapped and threatened with execution as well as been a survivor of suicide bombing. Carlos and Mike embedded themselves with U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division to bring their perspective of the war in Afghanistan. His coverage dates back to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Without journalists like him we would never be able to understand some of the things that happens in war. To see someone injured or who has died makes it so real for us. Every day men and women at war go to work everyday not knowing if they will die today. They hunt down the really bad men in this world and although I do not believe in the death penalty, I wont lose sleep if these kinds of men die.

Carlos and Mike were 2 different people in the end of the documentary then they were at the beginning of it. They finally had their connection, their bond as father and son.

I feel they have made sacrifices for us as well...

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