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12 Strong (2018)

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12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

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Nicolai Fuglsig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... Captain Mitch Nelson
Michael Shannon ... Hal Spencer
Michael Peña ... Sam Diller
Navid Negahban ... General Dostum
Trevante Rhodes ... Ben Milo
Geoff Stults ... Sean Coffers
Thad Luckinbill ... Vern Michaels
Austin Hébert ... Pat Essex
Austin Stowell ... Fred Falls
Ben O'Toole ... Scott Black
Kenneth Miller ... Kevin Jackson
Kenny Sheard ... Bill Bennett
Jack Kesy ... Charles Jones
Rob Riggle ... Lt. Colonel Bowers
William Fichtner ... Colonel Mulholland
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Storyline

The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets, with the help of the 160th SOAR(A), took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war. Written by Oso

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Inside every soldier hides a warrior. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated R for war violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book "Horse Soldiers", which tells the story of CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces personnel in addition to USAF Combat Controllers, sent to Afghanistan immediately after the 9/11 attacks. Among the events covered in the book but not in the film is the Qala-i-Jangi prison uprising, one of the bloodiest battles in the early period of the War in Afghanistan. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Nelson is spotting for Air Support by heavy bombers, he states he needs to get closer to get the actual coordinates. In fact, if you can see the target and you have a map--which Nelson did--you can plot the coordinates easily on the map and give them to the aircraft or the Joint Air Controller. There is no need to 'get closer'. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Mulholland: The most important thing you take into battle, is the reason why.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, a photograph of the real team is shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 12 Strong (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Al Adhan
Performed by Youssef El Mejjad
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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Decent retelling of a true story almost too good to be true
4 April 2018 | by mat-fletcherSee all my reviews

But it is true, this really did happen. Obviously the movie makes some artistic, social and political changes but it seems like a mostly faithful retelling of the story.

Now, true story aside, the movie itself was very enjoyable, the actors made believable SF soldiers, the locations, the equipment, everything looked good.

I am so glad that they did not make a Lone Survivor clone, this is a movie that can stand up in it´s own.

Some other reviews here are saying that they are disappointed that it is predictable story. I suppose that they don´t realise that it is a true story, such is the epic and frankly absurd bravery of these men in the field, it´s almost too good to be true.

It´s a great story and it is well told in this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dari | Russian | Spanish | Uzbek

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horse Soldiers See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,815,025, 21 January 2018

Gross USA:

$45,819,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,450,815
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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