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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

Scott Eastwood never met Clinton Romesha, the Staff Sergeant he portrays, though he did manage to discuss at length his role over a phone conversation. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Captain Keating summarily reduces Faulkner to Private for smoking hashish while on duty. In reality, a reduction in rank can only occur via a process called an Article 15, which is essentially a hearing where the accused Soldier has an opportunity to present evidence and arguments in his defense. In reality, the process can take several days. 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 »

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

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Party Every Day
Written by Brian Irwin (as Brian Hosmer Irwin), Gregory Richard Sweeney
Courtesy of APM Music
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A surprisingly great war film.
21 July 2020 | by SnobReviewsSee all my reviews

"The Outpost" is surprisingly a well executed, well acted and intense film about the war in Afghanistan. I was hooked from beginning to end. . In this war drama based on a true story, a small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. . Director Rod Lurie takes the viewers inside the outpost rarely ever showing the enemy but always showing the bond between brothers. Scott Eastwood and Caleb Landry Jones are terrific in their roles and the action sequences are pulse-pounding. I started this review off with the word "surprising"; and being a B-movie I didn't expect much from "The Outpost". Turns out I was wrong and you should see this film. . Follow @snobmedia for all reviews!


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Country:

USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,978,870
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1.85 : 1
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