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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 4 November 2012
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A group of Navy SEALs come to learn the identity of their target: Osama bin Laden.

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Kendall Lampkin (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cam Gigandet ... Stunner
Anson Mount ... Cherry
Freddy Rodríguez ... Trench (as Freddy Rodriguez)
Xzibit ... Mule (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Kathleen Robertson ... Vivian
Robert Knepper ... Lieutenant Commander
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Christian
Kenneth Miller ... Sauce
William Fichtner ... Mr. Guidry
Jenny Gabrielle ... Tricia
Mo Gallini ... Interrogator
Suhail Dabbach ... Arab Man
Tait Fletcher ... D-Punch
Sarah Minnich ... Waitress
Kristen DeVore Rakes ... CIA Analyst (as Kristen Rakes)
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When the rumored whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ramifications of an unannounced attack on Pakistani soil, the Pentagon orders the attack. The SEAL Team bands together to complete their mission of justice in a riveting final showdown. Written by Nat Geo

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USA

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English

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4 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Code Name: Geronimo See more »

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The scenes depicting Peshawar, Pakistan were actually shot at Khopoli in Maharashtra, India. This is clearly evident from the license plate numbers of the vehicles that can be seen on the road. The numbers start with 'MH' which is the code for the state of Maharashtra. Also the actors playing the roles of CIA assets in the scenes are famous Marathi TV actors. See more »

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The two helicopters used in the raid were highly modified Sikorsky MH-60 Blackhawks, equipped with sharply angled anti-radar stealth cladding. But the helicopters in the movie appear to be standard Blackhawks. See more »

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Cherry: It's a good day to be a Seal. It's a good day to be an American.
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SEAL Team Six (Code name GERONIMO)
12 May 2014 | by oass71See all my reviews

Seal Team Six is a 2008 American war film directed by the producer of The Hurt Locker, John Stockwell, inspired by actual events. John Stockwell (born on March 25, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, writer and former model. It's a low-budget film which deals with the end of the infamous al-Qaeda head, Bin Laden, on May 2nd 2011. Moreover, it's a very short film which lasts only 90 minutes. After receiving orders of their superiors about the guarded compound in Pakistan, US intelligence have to dismantle the mission in a time limited. Very close to Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow, SEAL Team Six focuses on the truthfulness of the events and of the actions. It looks like a documentary which protects the X files of the government. The facts in the film were not "confirmed or denied" by White House officials. On the first hand, the script and direction are fairly matter-of-fact, even if there are lots of amazing shots of sunsets and landscapes), but on the other hand, there are lots of excellent performances as Connors, Ross Martin (as Mangus), Kamala Devi (as Teela), Pat Conway (as Captain William Maynard), and Adam West (as Delahay). These performances show why Geronimo is a success. The defects of the film are to avoid torture and to add fiction to reality. Yet, this film has lots of qualities as the final gunfight, the suspense, the moment of actions and the witch hunt against Bin Laden. We can also talk of the effects which engender the sense of danger and peril. They are no clear "bad guys" and "good guys" here. Rather, the conflicts of the film are portrayed as resulting from cultural dispositions, duty and necessity. Moreover, the film is visually amazing. The movie seems to be fascinating and full of new development but it has some little errors. It was nominated for the "Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie" and for the "Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special" in 2013. It was not the red-carpet premiere that John had in mind. Positive criticism: "Very interesting, I look first "Zero Dark Thirty" because it was a famous film by Kathryn Bigelow, and I personally think that "Code Name Geronimo" is better than it. The acting is amazing!" Negative criticism: "Fichtner, once again typecast as a stern authority figure, is arguably the best of a mediocre lot, but fails to ignite the film's plethora of arduous and poorly written scenes within US intelligence HQ. Similarly irksome is the grating contrivance that almost no member of this apparent 'crack team' of SEALs is able to keep their emotions in check for seemingly any longer than five minutes. Predictably, macho face-offs are in plentiful supply."

To conclude, I personally think that this film is a human and subjective vision of the war by the soldiers who are constantly trapped between life and death. I prefer Seal Team Six because it is more realistic than Zero Dark Thirty which is too exaggerated.


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