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13 Hours (2016)

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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Silva
... Tyrone 'Rone' Woods
... Kris 'Tanto' Paronto
... Dave 'Boon' Benton
... John 'Tig' Tiegen
... Mark 'Oz' Geist
... Sona Jillani
... Bob
... Amahl (as Peyman Moaadi)
... Ambassador Chris Stevens
... Glen 'Bub' Doherty
... DS Dave Ubben
... DS Scott Wickland
... DS Vincent
... DS Alec
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Storyline

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. Written by grantss

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When everything went wrong six men had the courage to do what was right See more »


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Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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15 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,000,000, 17 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,853,219, 25 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,411,370, 25 May 2016
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Trivia

When washing up after the initial attack, "Rone" puts a picture in the flap of his ballistic vest. This is an actual photo of Tyrone Woods and his infant son. See more »

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At around 37:31 minutes, the Mac Book Pro Retina Kris 'Tanto' Paronto put on the table indicates OS X Yosemite system. Neither technology was introduced yet. See more »

Quotes

Jack Silva: What would they say about me? "He died in a place he didn't need to be, in a battle over something he doesn't understand, in a country that meant nothing to him."
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'Til the Sun Comes Back Around
Written & Performed by Chris Cornell
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
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An Absolute MUST See... Michael Bay actually pulled it off!?! A remarkable film.
15 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Telling this story needed to be done and done right. Amazingly, Michael Bay achieves true greatness with this effort. I'm overwhelmed because no one could have known Bay had this movie in him as a director.

This is a masterful film in almost every aspect and certainly in every way that truly matters. Maybe knowing the real life set up and cover up to these events helps elevate the appreciation of what hits the screen but the film holds up well even if a viewer is unaware of world affairs. The premeditated, brutal attack in 2012 on two United States installations in Benghazi, Libya is a dark chapter in not only the war on terror but in U.S. history in general. Expertly depicting the events surrounding those attacks with such tension and emotion is a credit to this film and those that made it. This includes the remarkable cast who each were superb in their roles. Maybe the first act was a bit long as characters were established and maybe the over use of shaky cam early can be considered technical flaws but when a story is this well told and this well crafted, flaws like that fall quickly by the waste side.

The movie draws you in and makes you feel like you were there on that fateful night. Without getting overly political, it informs the viewer of what happened in riveting detail. It leaves the "why did this happen and who is to blame" for the viewer to decide. The courage on display and the charisma of those that serve comes across in a big way. That (along with current political consequences) is reason enough why this story needed to be told. Thank God that they did it justice.


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