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Danger Close (2017)

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Freelance female war reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) on highly classified combat missions. Since 2001, she has embedded with elite SOF, including the U.S. ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Wendy R. Anderson ... Herself - Interviews
Aaron Brandenburg Aaron Brandenburg ... Himself - Army Green Beret
Nancy M. Pirelli Nancy M. Pirelli ... Herself - Mother
Robert Ryan Pirelli Robert Ryan Pirelli ... Himself - Army Green Beret
Shawn E. Pirelli Shawn E. Pirelli ... Himself - Brother
Stacey L. Pirelli Stacey L. Pirelli ... Herself - Sister
Alex Quade ... Herself -Reporter


Freelance female war reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) on highly classified combat missions. Since 2001, she has embedded with elite SOF, including the U.S. Army Special Forces or Green Berets, Army Rangers, Navy Seals, and CIA clandestine operatives to tell their stories from the front lines. "Danger Close" follows Alex as she lives alongside these highly trained forces on some of the most daring missions ever documented in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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18 October 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Afghanistan See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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The third in a series of military documentaries by directors Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg. First being "The Hornet's Nest" (2014), second is "Citizen Soldier" (2016), third is this film, and fourth is "Apache Warrior" (2017). See more »


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So Much More Than A Front Lines Documentary
16 January 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

The film follows war correspondent Alex Quade as she accompanies US special forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq as they conduct high priority raids on enemy hideouts, homes, and caches. But the film is unlike other documentaries of the kind as it provides contemplation of other issues regarding national service and the legacy you leave behind. While most documentaries end with the deployment being over, this film spans multiple tours with a look at what it means to have served many years down the line.

First, the combat and military raids are superbly filmed by Ms. Quade and edited in a way that allows you to understand the entire situation fully. Often edited with aerial surveillance which adds a certain sense of tactical knowledge as to whats going. Several of the sequences are gripping from start to finish due to the perfect editing and top notch filming, scenes are tense and exciting to watch. The depiction of life on the front lines is superb, it respectfully portrays the unity of men at war and more than just combat, but the way they build roads, school and other infrastructure.

Second, the human element of this film will stick with after the it over. The film is supplemented with both personal interviews with Ms. Quade as well as the story of a family who's son who died in country and the legacy he left behind with them and the country in which he served. In the interviews we get an insight into what Ms. Quade was thinking and feeling while under fire. She contemplates the journalistic ethics of getting involved in military operations. Without giving too much away, the family celebrates their son while grasping onto the legacy he left with both them and in Iraq.

Over all a quality documentary, not surprising coming from a couple of fantastic directors.

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