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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed "critical". When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right. See more »


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Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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15 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,000,000 (USA) (15 January 2016)

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$52,822,418 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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Trivia

The opening text says virtually all foreign embassies in Libya closed. The embassy of Malta, Libya's northern island neighbour (and an EU member state) stayed open throughout this period. Malta is also where much of the movie was filmed. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, the distinctive domes and towers of Maltese baroque churches can be seen in the background. Needless to say predominantly Muslim Libya does not have churches of this type. At 31.28 mins a Maltese flag is also briefly visible as the ambassadors motorcade drives past. See more »

Quotes

Jack Silva: What would they say about me? "He died in a place he didn't need to be, in a battle over something he doesn't understand, in a country that meant nothing to him."
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Al Adhan (Doher)
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Performed by Youssef El Mejjad
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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The movie is not political at all and mainly focus on the soldiers decisions. I liked it more than I expected to.
4 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Things change fast here in Benghazi." Jack Silva (Krasinski) has just been reassigned as a guard for the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. What starts off as a routine assignment changes on September 11, 2012. When a group of insurgents breach the Embassy and attempt to kill the US Ambassador, Jack and his group of 6 have to make a decision. Follow orders and stay away, or disobey their commander and go help their fellow soldiers. I was looking forward to watching this, but I was also a little worried at the same time. The story is interesting and somewhat controversial and is a perfect idea for a movie, but it was directed by Michael Bay. For that reason I was expecting a lot of special effects and explosions and didn't think he was the director that should be in charge of this story. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was wrong. This is a realistic war movie that doesn't embellish the drama or actions, mainly because the story didn't need it. The movie is not political at all and mainly focus on the soldiers decisions. I liked it more than I expected to. Overall, not just a surprisingly good Michael Bay movie, a good movie period. I give this a high B+.


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