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An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
-Based on the book of the same name, it tells the disturbing details of a mission in Somalia on Oct. 3, 1993. On this date, nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped into Mogadsishu in Somalia to capture the top two lieutenants of a Somalian warlord

-Josh Hartnett: Eversmann
-Ewan McGregor: Grimes
-Tom Sizemore: McKnight
-Eric Bana: Hoot
-William Fichtner: Sanderson
-Ewen Bremmer: Nelson
-Sam Shepard: Garrison
-Gabriel Casseus: Kurth
-Kim Coates: Wex
-Hugh Dancy: Schmid
-Ron Eldard: Durant
-Ioan Gruffudd: Beales
-Tom Guiry: Yurek
-Charlie Hofheimer: Smith
-Danny Hoch: Pilla
-Jason Isaacs: Steele
-Jeremy Piven: Wolcott
-Tom Hardy: Twombly
-Orlando Bloom: Blackburn

Did You Know?
-A lot of the film extra Rangers were actual U.S. Army Rangers, from the 3/75 Ranger Regiment
-The photo of a wife and child one of the men is looking at is of Eric Bana's real life wife and child
-Josh Hartnett, Kim Coates, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore previously worked in a movie about war, Pearl Harbor
-40 of the actors playing Rangers had to attend actual training for the movie. They went to Fort Benning in Georgia to attend a two week crash course on becoming Rangers
-On the last day of training, each actor anonymously received a letter slipped under their door, thanking them for their hard work, with the message, "tell our story true", signed with the names of the soldiers lost in the Somalia firefight
-A lot of the actors who played the American soldiers are actually from other countries. This includes: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer (Scottish), Eric Bana (Australian), Kim Coates (Canadian), Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh), Jason Issacs, Matthew Marsden, Orlando Bloom (British), Zeljko Ivanek (Slovenian), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish)

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