Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down (2001)

R 18 Jan 2002 • Action, Drama, History • 2h 24m

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 helicopters, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second crash, as well as many others who were involved.

Ridley Scott
Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan
Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore

Language: English, Somali, Arabic
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 11 wins & 37 nominations total
Country: United States, United Kingdom
Metacritic Score: 74
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Box Office Total: $108,638,745


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