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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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The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the second time William Fichtner has played a member of Delta Force. He played a composite character, SFC Jeff Sanderson, in Black Hawk Down (2001) and plays Col. John Mulholland here. Mulholland himself was a staff officer in Delta Force at the time of the 1993 battle in Mogadishu that inspired Mark Bowden's book and the movie. See more »

Goofs

CNN does not broadcast cartoon shows. In spite of this, the television set in Captain Nelson's house switches from cartoons to breaking CNN news coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 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 Conan: Eric McCormack/Rob Riggle/Tom Thakkar (2017) See more »

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It Goes On
Written by Ben Simonetti, Niko Moon and Zac Brown
Performed by Zac Brown
Produced by Ben Simonetti, Niko Moon and Zac Brown
String Arrangement by Ron Fair
Recording Engineer for Strings: Nick Spezia
Recorded at: Southern Ground, Nashville and Ocean Way, Nashville
Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Mixer Assistant: Nik Karpen
Nylon and Acoustic Guitar: Bryan Sutton
Background Vocals: Ben Simonetti and Niko Moon
Zac Brown appears courtesy of Southern Ground/Elektra Records
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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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