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The Outpost (2020)

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A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

Paul Tamasy (screenplay by), Eric Johnson (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Eastwood ... SSG Clint Romesha
Caleb Landry Jones ... SPC Ty Carter
Orlando Bloom ... CPT Ben Keating
Jack Kesy ... SGT Josh Kirk
Cory Hardrict ... SGT Vernon Martin
Milo Gibson ... CPT Robert Yllescas
Jacob Scipio ... SGT Justin Gallegos
Taylor John Smith ... 1LT Andrew Bundermann
Jonathan Yunger ... SFC Jonathan Hill
Alexander Arnold ... SPC Chris Griffin
George Arvidson ... CPT Chris Cordova
Will Attenborough ... PV1 Ed Faulkner
Chris Born ... SPC Stephan Mace
Ernest Cavazos ... SGT Armando Avalos
Scott Alda Coffey ... SPC Michael Scusa
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Storyline

During the Afghanistan war, several outposts were placed to control the Taliban movement and their supply chain. Camp Keating, situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, was one them. While being shot at by the Talibans was business as usual, they tried to gain respect from local village elders and have them help stop these skirmishes. One day, when 400 Talibans rallied for a surprise attack, it was up to them to leverage the poor defenses and lack of ammo and manpower they had, to ultimately survive and go back to their loved ones. Written by heyitsnuel

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The mission was survival.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and grisly images, pervasive language, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the second film in which Orlando Bloom has played a US Soldier. The first was Black Hawk Down (2001) in which he played PFC Blackburn. See more »

Goofs

At 9 Min and 30 sec. when the soldier is walking away. A helmet appears and starts rolling on the ground. There is no helmet when he is running up the the soldier after the fire fight and nothing while he is walking away. Just a helmet appears out of thin air. See more »

Quotes

First Lt Benjamin Keating: So how do we do our jobs and stay safe? We need to keep a good relationship with the locals. Respect keeps us safe.
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Crazy Credits

After the ending credit song starts, the pictures of the KIA soldiers are shown along with a clip of the actor that played every one of them in the movie. After the song ends, there are various clips and interviews with the real soldiers and some of the actors, including two clips from the TV show "An Unlikely Hero" with Ty Carter and some words from him at the very end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Septiembre 2019 (2019) See more »

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Everybody Cries
Performed by Rita Wilson
Written by Rod Lurie, Larry Groupe (as Larry Groupé), and Rita Wilson
Courtesy of Music 41
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Great war movie, don't get demotivated by the naysayers
5 July 2020 | by pedro380085See all my reviews

This is a great movie. Indeed there are, but there are a couple of great things about it:

  • this was a movie based on true events
  • the action scenes are exciting and provide an engaging visual felling
  • there is no sugar coating, the actions depicted on the movie real and truthful


It follows a similar line to 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which I liked a lot too. The storytelling around the lives of each soldier are built differently, but the goal here is not to explore the lives of each of them, but to understand the challenges of fighting a war in a place clearly indefensible. There are no protections against the mountains and everyone knows it, even the viewer as you get the first glimpse of the environment the soldiers were put in.

I recommend this movie and I think you will like it if you also like movie based on true events.


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Country:

USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,892,736
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1.85 : 1
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