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12 Strong (2018)

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12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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Nicolai Fuglsig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... Captain Mitch Nelson
Michael Shannon ... Hal Spencer
Michael Peña ... Sam Diller
Navid Negahban ... Gen. Dostum
Trevante Rhodes ... Ben Milo
Geoff Stults ... Sean Coffers
Thad Luckinbill ... Vern Michaels
Austin Hébert ... Pat Essex
Austin Stowell ... Fred Falls
Ben O'Toole ... Scott Black
Kenneth Miller ... Kevin Jackson
Kenny Sheard ... Bill Bennett
Jack Kesy ... Charles Jones
Rob Riggle ... Lt. Col. Bowers
William Fichtner ... Colonel Mulholland
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Storyline

The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets, with the help of the 160th SOAR(A), took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war. Written by Oso

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Inside every soldier hides a warrior. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated R for war violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari | Russian | Spanish | Uzbek

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horse Soldiers See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,815,025, 21 January 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,495,662, 28 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,033,417, 29 July 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

"Dostum", the last name of the Uzbek general, means "my best friend" in Uzbek and many other Turkic and Indo-European languages. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Col. Bowers, played by Rob Riggle, sips from a paper cup of coffee, you can tell that the coffee either wasn't in the cup at all or it was not at the level he pretended to sip out of. Because of the camera angle, we see that while he barely tips it to drink, below the rim the white inside of the coffee cup goes quite a ways down. See more »

Quotes

Captain Mitch Nelson: Eddy ya OK? Eddy?
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, a photograph of the real team is shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Azan
Performed by 'Jamal Farraki
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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Much Better Than The Negative Reviews
5 April 2018 | by AudioFileZSee all my reviews

12 Strong is based on truth and it would seem that in itself goes a long way as it took until a decade later for this story to become known through the book on which it was based. Quite simply it deserves the big screen treatment as it was a first victory in a war which goes on as I write this. The heroism is off the charts as everything changed the minute the 12 dropped in. Importantly the movie gets this point across. If it often seems like a lunatic's gamble as the small group of 12 immediately were split due the lack of trust by the Northern Alliance's war lord. Again the movie pulls no Hollywood bombast in depicting this. It seems like even our supposed allies are so distrustful the operation is doomed. As far as the battle scenes go there's that suspicion it may have received some of the Hollywood action movie push. I say don't over analyze this as it gets the point across of how desperate the situation really was and how focused, disciplined, and well trained our brave 12 were. The bottom line is this is a good homage based on real events and that always hovers large. If it could have been better depicted I'm certainly not sure exactly how as the victory was near impossible and that is captured on film quite realistically. I have nothing but praise for these fearless 12 warriors and I'm proud their story is now displayed for all of us who they put it over the line for. See the film and don't pick it apart, rather, be proud there is another great generation and just be glad we have soldiers like these 12.


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