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 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.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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

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Trivia

A soldier mentions the Outpost and the men's relationships to be a "band of brothers". Band of Brothers is highly acclaimed mini-series about the 101st Airborne, whose leader, Capt. Winters, led a successful assault on a fixed position of German outposts; the attack is now taught at West Point. In this film, the Americans are forced to defend their outpost from a similar - but a far more highly out-manned - attack. See more »

Goofs

Two of the vehicle positions are referenced as LRAS 1 and LRAS 2. An LRAS is a Long Range Scout Sight System (LRAS3), a very large, boxy sighting system found in light scout units (like B/3-61 CAV). However, none of the gun trucks have this system, as it is mounted next to the cupola weapon system. 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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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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Rarely is a film made from a book more accurate than the book, but in this case it is more accurate than Tapper's error ridden book
8 August 2020 | by random-70778See all my reviews

I was a 2LT on my first deployment to Afghanistan and a Captain by my third. I am guessing that the film producers used some top notch military advisors, because, frankly, the book was sloppily written and full of cliches and errors on many levels. But the film itself is, for the already problematic and almost never accurate in detail or large picture, genre of war film, quite a good film. On of the professional reviewers I read complained about troops "bullying each other." Really? WTF. That is very accurate and perfectly natural. Everyone is on the edge of their nerves and the banter you hear is accurate. There are a few small technical problems with the way the Taliban troops are shown to deploy and fight. But overall what you are looking at in this film is fairly true. Could it have done more to convey the visceral nature of the fighting around some of the FOB and outposts? Yes, but I am not sure how.

Give it a watch.


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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,140,701
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1.85 : 1
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