Black Hawk Down

2002

Ridley Scott
Director

A military action in Mogadishu to capture the local kingpin goes awry.

Brilliantly realised recreation of a real event with a once-in-a-lifetime cast, but perhaps a little too clinical and such sentiment as there is seems forced. A little back story would have been nice too, but these are minor quibbles for a film that makes you really feel you are there.

Acting honors go toTom Sizemore and George Harris but nobody is slumming.

Apparently EVERY Ridley Scott film has an extended edition lurking. This one has an additional eight minutes - so it's not quite in the Kingdom of Heaven league.



18th December 2001
Premiere






18th January 2002
Cinema






11th June 2002
DVD




2.35:1


6th June 2006
DVD




2.35:1


15th August 2006
Blu-Ray



144 mins
2.40:1




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Josh Hartnett
Ranger Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann
Ewan McGregor
Ranger Spec. Grimes
Tom Sizemore
Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight
Eric Bana
Sgt. 1st Class "Hoot" Gibson
William Fichtner
Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Sanderson
Ewen Bremner
Ranger Spec. Shawn Nelson
Sam Shepard
Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison
Gabriel Casseus
Ranger Spec. Mike Kurth
Kim Coates
Sgt. Chris "Wex" Wexler
Hugh Dancy
Ranger Sgt. First Class Kurt Schmid
Ron Eldard
Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant
Ioan Gruffudd
Ranger Beales
Tom Guiry
Ranger Staff Sgt.Ed Yurek
Charlie Hofheimer
Ranger Cpl. Jamie Smith
Danny Hoch
Ranger Sgt. Dominick Pilla
Jason Isaacs
Captain Mike Steele
Zeljko Ivanek
Delta Lt. Col. Gary Harrell
Glenn Morshower
Lt. Col. Tom Matthews
Jeremy Piven
Chief Warrant Officer Cliff Wolcott
Brendan Sexton
Ranger Pfc. Richard Kowalewski
Johnny Strong
Delta Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart
Richard Tyson
Delta Staff Sgt. Dan Busch
Brian Van Holt
Ranger Staff Sgt. Jeff Struecker
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Delta Master Sgt. Gary Gordon
Steven Ford
Lt. Col. Joe Cribbs
Ian Virgo
Ranger Pvt. John Waddell
Tom Hardy
Ranger Spec. Lance Twombly
Gregory Sporleder
Ranger Sgt. Scott Galentine
Carmine Giovinazzo
Ranger Sgt. Mike Goodale
Chris Beetem
Ranger Sgt. James "Casey" Joyce
Tac Fitzgerald
Ranger Spec. Brad Thomas
Matthew Marsden
Ranger Spec. Dale Sizemore
Orlando Bloom
Pvt. First Class Todd Blackburn
Kent Linville
Ranger Pfc. Clay Othic
Enrique Murciano
Ruiz
Michael Roof
Maddox
George Harris
Atto
Razaaq Adoti
Mo'alim
Treva Etienne
Firimbi
Abdibashir Mohamed Hersi
Abdi, Somali Spy
Pavel Vokoun
Briley
Dan Woods
Fales
Ty Burrell
Wilkinson
Boyd Kestner
Goffena
Jason Hildebrandt
Jollata
Kofi Amankwah
Somali Kid
Joshua Quarcoo
Somali Kid
Johann Myers
Somali Father
Lee Geohagen
Somali Son with Gun
Giannina Facio
Stephanie Shughart
Corey Johnson
U.S. Medic
Norman Campbell Rees
Ranger DiTomasso

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