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Act of Valor (2012)

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An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

Directors:

Mike McCoy (as Mouse McCoy), Scott Waugh

Writer:

Kurt Johnstad
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rorke Denver ... Lieutenant Rorke (as LCDR Rorke)
Dave Dave ... Chief Dave (as SOC Dave)
Sonny Sonny ... SO1 Sonny (as SOC Sonny)
Weimy Weimy ... SO1 Weimy (as SOC Weimy)
Ray Ray ... SO1 Ray (as SO1 Ray)
Ajay Ajay ... SO1 Ajay (as SO1 Ajay)
Mikey Mikey ... SO1 Mikey (as SOC Mikey)
Derick Van Orden Derick Van Orden ... Senior Chief Otto (as SOCS Van D)
Katelyn Katelyn ... LT Lyons (as Katelyn)
Callaghan Callaghan ... Admiral Callaghan (as Admiral Callaghan)
Captain Duncan Smith Captain Duncan Smith ... Captain Duncan Smith
Billy Billy ... SWCC Boat Senior Chief (as SOCS BIlly)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Lisa Morales
Jason Cottle ... Abu Shabal
Alex Veadov ... Christo
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Storyline

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which ... Written by Relativity Media

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The only easy day was yesterday. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am That Man See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,476,632, 26 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,012,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,497,035
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In certain key scenes real ammunition was used during filming to get the realistic effect. See more »

Goofs

The Foley artist chose the wrong sound effect for the camera used by the recon team in Somalia. The camera used is a Canon 20D digital SLR, while the sound produced when the operator releases the shutter is that of a 35mm film SLR with a motorized film drive. Since digital SLRs use an imaging sensor instead of film, they do not need a film advance drive and would not make that sound. Instead, you would hear the click of the shutter followed by a much more rapid whir of the shutter curtains being reset. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lieutenant Rorke: Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous. I've always remembered that, how being dangerous was sacred, a badge of honor. You live your life by a code, an ethos. Every man does. It's your shoreline. It's what guides you home. And trust me, you're always trying to get home.
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Alternate Versions

The patriotic tone of the film has been toned down for the international version. For example, in the original US version the letter says "Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous." In the international version it reads "Just before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that it gets harder to protect the things that matter." Another example is the text at the ending. The US version shows the line "This film is dedicated to the following warriors of Naval Special Warfare who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11." while the international version reads "This film is dedicated to all of the men and women who have sacrificed for their countries as guardians of freedom against forces of terror and tyranny." See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Te Vi
Written by Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez
Performed by Gregorio Moya
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Act of Propaganda
26 March 2012 | by jffryjcksnSee all my reviews

I can't believe people would actually consider this a good film by any standard of measurement.

The film is hard to differentiate between an official U.S. government sanctioned piece of propaganda, a navy recruiting ad or just a pure piece of U.S. cognitive dissonance.

If you should choose to endure the poor acting and the lack of actual story telling - did you know there are many sides to a story? - be sure to ask yourself this simple question: If any other sovereign nation on the planet conducted itself in the manner the U.S. does in this film, would you approve? In you backyard?


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