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Lone Survivor (2013)

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Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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Peter Berg

Writers:

Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Marcus Luttrell
Taylor Kitsch ... Michael Murphy
Emile Hirsch ... Danny Dietz
Ben Foster ... Matt 'Axe' Axelson
Yousuf Azami ... Shah
Ali Suliman ... Gulab
Eric Bana ... Erik Kristensen
Alexander Ludwig ... Shane Patton
Rich Ting ... James Suh
Dan Bilzerian ... Healy
Jerry Ferrara ... Hasslert
Rick Vargas Rick Vargas ... Crew Chief
Scott Elrod ... QRF SEAL
Gregory Rockwood ... Chinook Pilot #1
Ryan Kay Ryan Kay ... Chinook Pilot #2
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Storyline

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Written by Jose Tinto

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Genres:

Action | Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Pushto | Arabic

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,857, 3 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,095,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,802,912
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Alexander Ludwig is dancing in front of the other S.E.A.L.s, the song and dance he performs is from the dance scene in Napoleon Dynamite (2004). See more »

Goofs

In one scene a common New Mexico diamondback rattlesnake slithers across the ground. Diamondbacks are not native to Afghanistan. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seal Instructor: [pulling exhausted trainee from the water] Six times three?
Seal Trainee: [groans]
Seal Instructor: Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up... Hurry up.
Seal Trainee: Eighteen.
Seal Instructor: Ooh!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 January 2014 (2014) See more »

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Brutal and Realistic
7 January 2015 | by Floated2See all my reviews

As many war films have surfaced along the years, Lone Survivor is one of the better depictions of true events. Lone Survivor stands as an outstanding account of bravery and comradeship under fire, with acts of selflessness abounding. And director Berg (Friday Night Lights) could not have presented it more humanistically, or with more compassion for those who gave their lives on a mission that was doomed from the start. As it observes one of the four SEALS originally dropped onto Sawtalo Sar, the rugged mountain near Asadabad where insurgent leader Ahmad Shah was believed to be commanding a large band of Taliban fighters. "No curse," Luttrell replies, "just Afghanistan." But cursed they were, as Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) and fellow SEALs Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster) and their leader, Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), encounter nothing but horrible luck after confirming Shah's presence.


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