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Black Hawk Down (2001)

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160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Mark Bowden (book), Ken Nolan (screenplay)
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877 ( 40)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Eversmann
Ewan McGregor ... Grimes
Tom Sizemore ... McKnight
Eric Bana ... Hoot
William Fichtner ... Sanderson
Ewen Bremner ... Nelson
Sam Shepard ... Garrison
Gabriel Casseus ... Kurth
Kim Coates ... Wex
Hugh Dancy ... Schmid
Ron Eldard ... Durant
Ioan Gruffudd ... Beales
Tom Guiry ... Yurek (as Thomas Guiry)
Charlie Hofheimer ... Smith
Danny Hoch ... Pilla
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Storyline

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Rangers, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. Written by matt-282 and Corbin L.

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Taglines:

Rangers Lead the Way. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense, realistic, graphic war violence, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In Goffena's helicopter there was actually a third sniper who stayed behind because a crew chief had been shot. Goffena's black hawk was hit and took off some of Brad Hailing's leg (the sniper who stayed on the chopper). See more »

Goofs

In one shot, a Black Hawk helicopter is flying over the ocean; soldiers can been in its cabin with their legs hanging out over the sides. In the next the shot(s), the same helicopter cabin is empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan Busch: There. Technicals, nine o'clock.
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Crazy Credits

After the film's ending, the informative epilogue shows the list of 19 American soldiers who lost their lives during the war, followed by where are they text in two pages. See more »

Alternate Versions

A longer version of the scene where Sanderson inspects Grime's foot was filmed, but cut. Sanderson finds a piece of shrapnel lodged in Grime's foot, but he didn't feel it cause it cauterized on impact. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Battles (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Born
Written by Travis Meeks
Performed by Days of the New
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the best, and most brutal, war films yet.
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

It's an action packed movie with great detailing and difficult direction. I have watched many war movies and their original footage. Black Hawk Down still remains the best for me. And hats off to Hans Zimmer


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Somali | Arabic

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Hawk Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,823, 30 December 2001

Gross USA:

$108,638,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,989,651
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Black and White (opening scene)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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