After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.
In the middle of the desert, an area filled with 33 million blast mines scattered everywhere, marine sniper Sergeant Mike Stevens is on a mission to locate and neutralize the leader of a terrorist cell. After three months and six days in the desert, one single moment of hesitation is enough to blow the entire mission, and now Sergeant Stevens is stranded in a hostile guerrilla territory all alone, and to make matters worse, with his left foot on an active mine. Against the harsh environment, without water, the sergeant must stay glued to the spot and use his Marine training, his resourcefulness and his perseverance for the next 52 hours until a convoy arrives in his area. Between the scalding heat of the day and the freezing cold of the night, if Sergeant Stevens wants to survive, he must fight not only the mighty forces of nature but also the greatest adversary of them all: himself.Written by
The end credits song is not a random choice: it's the song quoted by the Berbero character in a scene of the film. See more »
The radio used in the movie was the Yaesu ft817nd and not the commonly used Harris falcon mark III man-pack
The radio can't be charged from the cell phone solar charger at 5V nor does it have a USB input.
The power switch does NOT illuminate nor act as a charge indicator , red charging/green charged.
This radio does not transmit on the frequency displayed later in the movie when he calls the rescue team.
Displayed is in the WFM broadcast band. See more »
[points behind Mike]
[shoots at feral dogs in the dark]
I don't have ammo to kill them all.
You're right; you're gonna have to try the maneuver.
The maneuver, the damn Shuman maneuver!
You gotta be kidding; that'll never work!
If all the dogs attack you at once, they're gonna knock you over and the mine's gonna explode. Now hurry up, we got no time.
[starts untying his left boot]
That's it, now you pin your sole to that ground. It should work. The mine sensor won't ...
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Critics like always slamming good films just cuz they take a different approach than what they wanted.
The films revolves around this marine who is stuck in a land mine and while there is not much to do on that situation, the film follows along with the metaphor of "Man stuck on his own path" and he needs to learn to move on.
I found it interesting and this becomes a battle of endurance of the mind as it is of the body.
Great performance from Armie Hammer!!
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