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Man Down (2015)

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In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor.


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Adam G. Simon (story by), Adam G. Simon (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shia LaBeouf ... Gabriel Drummer
Jai Courtney ... Devin Roberts
Gary Oldman ... Counselor Peyton
Kate Mara ... Natalie Drummer
Tory Kittles ... Sergeant Miller
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Charles (as Clifton Collins)
Charlie Shotwell ... Johnathan Drummer
Jose Pablo Cantillo ... 2nd LT. Taylor
Justin Smith ... Stanton
Paul Sado Paul Sado ... Spori
Pierre Kennel Pierre Kennel ... Officer Walnum
Ned Yousef ... Officer Osiris
Jaylen Moore ... Swat Captain Perez
Jim Klock ... Police Officer
Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly ... Bill O'Reilly


When a U.S. Marine returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife. In their search, the two intercept a man carrying vital information about his family. Written by mandown

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence, and language throughout | See all certifications »






Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Combattant See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Full movie shot in just 28 days See more »


LCpl Drummer is wearing an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, but he is missing the NATO Medal that is also awarded with the campaign medal. See more »


[first lines]
Gabriel Drummer: [guard dog barking] Devin, I'm at the back entrance. I'm going in...
[now standing over the cot covering the boy's mouth with his hand]
Gabriel Drummer: Okay, it's me.
Johnathan Drummer: Daddy?
Gabriel Drummer: You're okay. Yeah, you're okay. Okay, we're gonna get out of this place now. Come on, baby.
[picks the boy up]
Gabriel Drummer: Hold my hand. Hold my hand...
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Colour Me In
Written and Performed by Damien Rice
Under license to Vector Recordings, LLC / Warner Bros. Records, Inc. and 14th Floor Records.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group
Film & TV Licensing and Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Understandable why some disliked Man Down
4 April 2017 | by rod-rugerSee all my reviews

An excellent movie, though certainly not uplifting. Reviewers and others who hated it probably did so because the movie is not "pretty", contains no car chases, no nudity, no digitally enhanced B.S., and no sappy, contrived, over-the-top drama. To paraphrase part of the movie, it's all real". Worst of all for many who would prefer to live without acknowledging facts, it reminds us that America does not support its troops; America discards its troops. As the end credits declare, there are hundreds of thousands of discarded, homeless vets. Many with PTSD roam untreated, likewise discarded. We likely do not report those men/women as injured. The next time you feel all rah-rah about the U.S. sending troops into battle for reasons unclear, think of this show. Excellent acting, dialogue sometimes tough to understand. Those of you who want to "fight for America", know that those who sent you to war will not fight for you.

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