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13 Hours (2016)

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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Chuck Hogan (screenplay), Mitchell Zuckoff (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Krasinski ... Jack Silva
James Badge Dale ... Tyrone 'Rone' Woods
Pablo Schreiber ... Kris 'Tanto' Paronto
David Denman ... Dave 'Boon' Benton
Dominic Fumusa ... John 'Tig' Tiegen
Max Martini ... Mark 'Oz' Geist
Alexia Barlier ... Sona Jillani
David Costabile ... Bob
Payman Maadi ... Amahl (as Peyman Moaadi)
Matt Letscher ... Ambassador Chris Stevens
Toby Stephens ... Glen 'Bub' Doherty
Demetrius Grosse ... DS Dave Ubben
David Giuntoli ... DS Scott Wickland
Kevin Kent ... DS Vincent
David Furr ... DS Alec
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Storyline

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. Written by grantss

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When everything went wrong six men had the courage to do what was right See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Malta | Morocco | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi See more »

Filming Locations:

Attard, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,194,738, 17 January 2016

Gross USA:

$52,853,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,411,370
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Bay said he was attracted to the project because he'd used veterans in all of his films, as actors and technical advisors, and felt he would be uniquely qualified to tell their story. See more »

Goofs

When the militants are preparing to burn down the building, a contractor twice reports that they are spreading diesel around. Diesel will only burn under high temperature and pressure. See more »

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Title Card: 2012: The United States had 294 Diplomatic outposts worldwide. 12 were in places so dangerous the State Department deemed them threat level "critical."Two were in Libya: Tripoli and Benghazi.
Title Card: October 2011: U.S., French, and British forces attacked Libya by air. As the air campaign continued, the Libyan people violently deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi after 42 years of tyrannical rule. Warring militia gangs raided Gaddafi's massive armories. Violent turf wars broke out. Benghazi became one of ...
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Alternate Versions

International release and American releases have an alternate shot when the characters are boarding the plane at the end of the movie. In one version 'Bob' the CIA base commander simply says 'Sorry' to Jack, and in others he says 'I'm proud to know Americans like you'. See more »

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References The Punisher (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Al Adhan (Doher)
Traditional, Arranged by Pat Jabbar
Performed by Youssef El Mejjad
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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13 Hours that didn't have to be...
19 January 2016 | by Skiis4LifeSee all my reviews

For the movie I gave it an 8. That's based on 32 years of military service, 7 combat tours (3 in Iraq) and working with the likes of the characters in the movie. Sorry for those who's lives were so well protected that they've never been exposed to the likes of us but, that's how we talk and act. It's a type-A environment and we use it to protect ourselves and motivate our brothers in arms.

I am well versed on the facts as provided by the MSM however, as someone in the biz I also know that the fly in the ointment are the facts.

1. The firing of mortars is an art and the mortar launcher has to be anchored to the ground or every mortar will land off target. The mortars landing on the CIA compound are dead accurate and also require spotters to assist with any corrections.

2. Aviano AB, Italy is about 2-hours away. Had they been launched, even if only to do a low fly-by, would have driven off the attackers; just like I used them in Iraq in Mosul, Tikrit, and Baghdad. I don't know why the Commander of the 555 (Triple Nickel) didn't launch. It's one of the big questions that remain unanswered by the media or the movie.

3. Hillary's statement that, "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans?" was a red herring. Because it was neither. As later testimony bore out, it was a planned, coordinated, terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11.

4. All UAS aircraft are armed. As stated in the movie could have assisted in the defense of the embassy or the CIA compound.

5. General Ham, AfricaCom CC is someone I worked with in Mosul in 2004 for 6-months. Good guy and I know from my experience he would not hesitate to act if allowed. One day he'll give an interview and get his whole story. Can't wait...

Rick274 Colonel (Retired) 274ASOS/CC


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