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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.

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Chuck Hogan (screenplay), Mitchell Zuckoff (book)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Krasinski ... Jack Silva
James Badge Dale ... Tyrone 'Rone' Woods
Pablo Schreiber ... Kris 'Tanto' Paronto
David Denman ... Dave 'Boon' Benton
Dominic Fumusa ... John 'Tig' Tiegen
Max Martini ... Mark 'Oz' Geist
Alexia Barlier ... Sona Jillani
David Costabile ... Bob
Payman Maadi ... Amahl (as Peyman Moaadi)
Matt Letscher ... Ambassador Chris Stevens
Toby Stephens ... Glen 'Bub' Doherty
Demetrius Grosse ... DS Dave Ubben
David Giuntoli ... DS Scott Wickland
Kevin Kent ... DS Vincent
David Furr ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The opening text says virtually all foreign embassies in Libya closed. The embassy of Malta, Libya's northern island neighbor, stayed open throughout this period. Malta is also where much of the movie was filmed. See more »

Goofs

When a contractor fires a grenade at an enemy technical, the truck visibly explodes and moves upwards before the (most likely) CGI projectile hits it. See more »

Quotes

Dave 'Boon' Benton: How do you think the Chief's eval is gonna go?
John 'Tig' Tiegen: He's gonna get a medal. You'll see.
Dave 'Boon' Benton: And the Deltas?
Kris 'Tanto' Paronto: Yup. Medals. All of them.
John 'Tig' Tiegen: And what about us? The odds were 1,000-to-1, easy. What do we get?
Jack Silva: We get to go home.
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Alternate Versions

International release and American releases have an alternate shot when the characters are boarding the plane at the end of the movie. In one version 'Bob' the CIA base commander simply says 'Sorry' to Jack, and in others he says 'I'm proud to know Americans like you'. See more »

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Soundtracks

Sexy and I Know It
Written by Erin Beck, SkyBlu, Redfoo, David Listenbee, Kenny Oliver & George Roberston
Performed by LMFAO
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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As a former PMC
18 November 2019 | by JayPatton88See all my reviews

This movie hit home. Every PMC who signs every contract knows they have no US military support. A PMC or grouping of PMC's is on their own. Only a President can order US military action on a foreign nation without the Senate and House Approval. Had President Obama sent in a military for for support or even ordered air support for those PMC's would have made a single handed de-facto declaration of war against Libya, which at the time out armed forces were engaged in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Adding a third conflict with another Arab state would have over extended US armed forces resources to one region, complicating a difficult situation already happening. I am glad most of those PMC's made it home alive to their families and did exactly what their contract states, solved the situation by themselves. Great movie ,but brought up horrible memories for me. With the facts I presented keep those facts in mind when sitting down to watch this movie or watch it again. ( Once was enough for me. ) Great directing and acting, pretty close to factual. Watch it or rewatch it with the facts I presented in mind and the movie will make a whole lot more sense to the viewer.


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Country:

Malta | Morocco | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi See more »

Filming Locations:

Attard, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,194,738, 17 January 2016

Gross USA:

$52,853,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,411,370
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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