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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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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 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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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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The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers See more »

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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

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Peña and Michael Shannon both appeared in World Trade Center (2008), based on the events of 9/11, with Shannon playing a former Marine who turns up at the site to help with the rescue efforts. See more »

Goofs

In the description the warlord is called an Afghani. Afghani is the name of the currency of Afghanistan. A person from Afghanistan is called an Afghan. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Mulholland: The most important thing you take into battle, is the reason why.
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In the closing credits, a photograph of the real team is shown. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 12 Strong/Den of Thieves (2018) See more »

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Azan
Performed by 'Jamal Farraki
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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Decent retelling of a true story almost too good to be true
4 April 2018 | by mat-fletcherSee all my reviews

But it is true, this really did happen. Obviously the movie makes some artistic, social and political changes but it seems like a mostly faithful retelling of the story.

Now, true story aside, the movie itself was very enjoyable, the actors made believable SF soldiers, the locations, the equipment, everything looked good.

I am so glad that they did not make a Lone Survivor clone, this is a movie that can stand up in it´s own.

Some other reviews here are saying that they are disappointed that it is predictable story. I suppose that they don´t realise that it is a true story, such is the epic and frankly absurd bravery of these men in the field, it´s almost too good to be true.

It´s a great story and it is well told in this movie.


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