Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
- Military & War
- War Drama, Docudrama
- Behind Enemy Lines, Military Life, Unlikely Heroes
- 02 hr 02 min
- English , Spanish
- Spanish , English
- June 3, 2014
- Mark Wahlberg , Ben Foster , Emile Hirsch , Taylor Kitsch , Eric Bana
- Alexander Ludwig , Ali Suliman , Yusef Azami , Rich Ting , Dan Bilzerian , Jerry Ferrara , Rick Vargas , Scott Elrod , Gregory Rockwood , Ryan Kay , Patrick Griffin , Josh Berry , Eric Steinig , David Shepard , Justin Tade , Sterling Jones , Jason Riggins , Matthew Page , Sammy Sheik , Nicholas Patel , Danny Arroyo , Zarin Rahimi , Rohan Chand , Anthony McKenzie , Brian Call , Ishmael Antonio , Samuel J. Cloud , Peter Bici , Henry Penzi , Robert Loerke , Kurt Carlson , Daniel Fulcoly , Michael Herrmann , Paul Craig , Zabiullah Mirzai , John Hocker , Robert Doudell , Edmund Blanchet , Jim Cusic
- Peter Berg
Rating: R - Graphic Violence, Profanity
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