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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lieutenant Rorke (as LCDR Rorke)
Dave ... Chief Dave (as SOC Dave)
Sonny ... SO1 Sonny (as SOC Sonny)
Weimy ... SO1 Weimy (as SOC Weimy)
Ray ... SO1 Ray (as SO1 Ray)
Ajay ... SO1 Ajay (as SO1 Ajay)
Mikey ... SO1 Mikey (as SOC Mikey)
Derick Van Orden ... Senior Chief Otto (as SOCS Van D)
Katelyn ... LT Lyons (as Katelyn)
Callaghan ... Admiral Callaghan (as Admiral Callaghan)
Captain Duncan Smith ... Captain Duncan Smith
Billy ... SWCC Boat Senior Chief (as SOCS BIlly)
... Lisa Morales
... Abu Shabal
... Christo
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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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Rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language | See all certifications »

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am That Man  »

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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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The film was mostly shot digitally on the Canon Eos 5d mk2; a decision made between the directors and D.O.P Shane Hurlbut to both save a vast amount of money on the budget and use the size and weight advantage of the 5d to capture the stunning action sequences. Hurlbut, who is an advocate of the HDSLR shooting system used a large number of the cameras, each fitted with a different lens system that stayed in place for most of the film. See more »

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In the final scene, you can see the bullet squib on his left shoulder through his uniform. See more »

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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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Written by Jesus A. Perez-Alvarez
Performed by Gregorio Moya
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Good action poor film
26 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Act of Valour set out to create a film with 100% authentic and realistic action sequences and promote the lives of US Navy Seals. In that aspect it succeeded, however, failed everywhere else.

The advertisement of using real navy seals as the main characters creates a level of military authenticity and accuracy that I have not seen in a film for a long time. All equipment and vehicles used are used correctly whilst dialogue and radio chatter inside of combat shows detail that inexperienced eyes might miss. However, acting is not something these Seals train for at basic! Dialogue outside of combat is weak at best and any scene trying to get some form of emotion out of the audience is lost as soon as one opens their mouth. Not many good things can be said about the story line. A rather unimaginative plot coupled with the stereotypical 'bad guy' does little but create a backdrop for the numerous fire fights and special forces insertions. Lastly, it should be noted that the film was shot in a noticeable High Definition that creates specular grandeur on wide pan shots.

Those looking for a well constructed war film should look else where. The predicable storyline and patriotic American stance will put most viewers off. However, if HD fire fights, good military realism can be taken with a pinch of salt this film does not disappoint.


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