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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "recruits" are speaking Tagalog (Philippine native language) rather than Spanish as the subtitle suggested. See more »

Goofs

Motorcycle plate numbers in the Philippines comprise a 4-digit number followed by 2 letters. And though the ice cream truck bears a correct plate number convention for 4-wheel vehicles (3-letter and 3 number), the color of the plate is red, which is issued for government/official vehicles only. 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 »

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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

For You
Written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban
Performed by Keith Urban
Keith Urban appears courtesy of Hit Red Records
(Distributed by Capitol Records Nashville)
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If you're a hardcore soldier/war freak: watch it. Anyone else: DON'T!!!
21 January 2013 | by tuomaspSee all my reviews

I can now see why the reviews here are so mixed.

It's a uber-realistic but Hollywood-style portrayal of war, gore, blood and everything. The brutality of war is masked in the "awesomeness" of war machines, brothers in arms clichés, and heavy duty shooting action.

At times you're not sure if you indeed watching a US army recruitment video, as some have said here.

At times you feel like it's a B-class action flick.

At times you feel like it's an adrenalin filled CGI-effect demovideo, or maybe even like playing Call of Duty on your XBox.

As I am someone who likes movies a lot, especially action movies, who has been in the army, and who lives in Europe, it doesn't make much sense.


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