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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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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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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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$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

John Krasinski's character wears the Punisher emblem on his bullet proof vest. The character of Chris Kyle in American Sniper (2014)'s Navy Seal unit also has that symbol on the clothing. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, 40mm grenades change trajectory rapidly, rising in an arc, then suddenly plummeting toward a target. A grenade launcher is an indirect fire weapon, but the 40mm grenade carries a propellant Hi-low system. See more »

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Kris 'Tanto' Paronto: Chief, are we cleared hot to shoot? Chief, I repeat, are we cleared hot to shoot?
Bob: See a weapon, shoot as discretion.
Tyrone 'Rone' Woods: Everybody hold. You do not fucking fire until I give the word.
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Sexy and I Know It
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Just put politics aside and watch it
18 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

As polarizing as this movie is just put your politics aside and watch it. The attack is a part of history that deserves to be put on screen in as grand and well produced manner as can be. And in that sense it succeeds. The filming in Morocco and Malta captures a really on location feel.

The battles are well done and engaging, not over the top. It was a bit confusing at times distinguishing the main characters. Maybe they shouldn't have had beards for the movie because it made them look alike. Jon Krasinski and James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Dominic Fumusa are all good as the heroes. There is just enough background with kids and wives shown to put a human element to the people. Whatever your politics is, they were brave. Liked Jon Krasinki's characters statement about dying over there at the end.

The journey under fire from the embassy to the annex was gripping. The prolonged gunfire and mortar attack on the annex was quite scary too. It was chaotic but as long as you kept the 2 compounds separate in your mind it was okay. Initially, a little bit less back and forth between scenarios would have been better.

There are the "bad" good guys - the incompetent CIA people especially the chief who gives the infamous and disputed "Stand down" order. Wish they had shown a bit more of the Ambassador's death and recovery of his body but maybe it was just too disheartening for the screen.

Some people against the movie are probably just unhappy it was made in the first place. Apart from the stand down and request for air support it isn't too directly critical of the administration. There might not be a way to make a movie about Benghazi that actually could make the haters happy.

Watch this movie.


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