Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Director:

Peter Berg

Writers:

Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Marcus Luttrell
Taylor Kitsch ... Michael Murphy
Emile Hirsch ... Danny Dietz
Ben Foster ... Matt 'Axe' Axelson
Yousuf Azami ... Shah
Ali Suliman ... Gulab
Eric Bana ... Erik Kristensen
Alexander Ludwig ... Shane Patton
Rich Ting ... James Suh
Dan Bilzerian ... Healy
Jerry Ferrara ... Hasslert
Rick Vargas Rick Vargas ... Crew Chief
Scott Elrod ... QRF SEAL
Gregory Rockwood ... Chinook Pilot #1
Ryan Kay Ryan Kay ... Chinook Pilot #2
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Storyline

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Written by Jose Tinto

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Based on True Acts of Courage See more »

Genres:

Action | Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was made relatively cheaply by Writer and Director Peter Berg, who labored to make it happen over five years. Involved only a forty-two day shoot and forty million dollar budget. Taylor Kitsch and Mark Wahlberg worked at a discount, as did Berg, for the mandatory Directors Guild minimum salary of seventeen thousand dollars a week. See more »

Goofs

There are no rattlesnakes in Afghanistan. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Seal Instructor: [pulling exhausted trainee from the water] Six times three?
Seal Trainee: [groans]
Seal Instructor: Hurry up, Hurry up, Hurry up... Hurry up.
Seal Trainee: Eighteen.
Seal Instructor: Ooh!
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Crazy Credits

Much product placement of Under Urmour Company... See more »

Connections

References Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) See more »

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Written by Christoffer Franzén
Performed by Lights & Motion
Courtesy of Deep Elm
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Easily the best War Movie since "Saving Private Ryan" only an actual story.
13 June 2014 | by s-kloseSee all my reviews

If you read the book and heard the interviews with the actual "lone survivor" you know that this movie got as close to the real events as possible. The 4 actors really gave it their all. Beginning long before shooting when they started their training so they would look realistic. This movie is also the most visceral experience since "Saving Private Ryan". There were falls in this movie that actually hurt more just watching than when I broke my foot 2 years ago. And in the making of you see that crazy stunt people actually did those falls, supposedly without dying. It's of course impossible to spoil this movie given it's title but it's important to note that the guy who helped him risked his whole village for "The Americans" Safety. And he didn't think twice about it. Sometimes we forget that not all of them are Taliban. After all is said and done this is a must see if there ever was one.


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Language:

English | Pushto | Arabic

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,872, 29 December 2013

Gross USA:

$125,095,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,802,912
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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