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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 »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Michael Bay said he was attracted to the project because he'd used veterans in all of his films, as actors and technical advisors, and felt he would be uniquely qualified to tell their story. See more »

Goofs

While driving from the airport after Jack arrives, they both see a disabled M60 Patton tank, apparently meant to be a former Libyan Army vehicle. The M60 was, however, never supplied to Libya. See more »

Quotes

Tyrone 'Rone' Woods: Welcome to Benghazi
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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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Featured in The Oscars (2017) See more »

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Al Adhan (Doher)
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Performed by Youssef El Mejjad
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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When Bay becomes a sea- superb
10 May 2020 | by nagsaptarshiSee all my reviews

Finally a Michael Bay movie without his typical style.13 hours is an honest depiction of a heroic struggle of a number of individuals stranded in a confusing situation at Benghazi, Libya.The plot takes care to develop the characters. In fact half of the first half is meticulously used to develop the characters and the tempo. But once everything is in place, BOOOM. Once the movie started taking gear, you cannot practically even blink. The director does not make any effort to make any political commentary. He simply shows the events through the eyes of those who were there. Unfortunately, this was the lowest grossing film of Bay's career. Maybe this will become a cult movie in the coming years. Strongly recommended.


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Country:

USA | Malta | Morocco

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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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