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Black Hawk down

Author: Ridley ScottJosh HartnettEwan McGregorJason IsaacsTom SizemoreAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Extended cutView all editions and formats
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Details the near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele. The troops were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The resulting action lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen. The battle led to the destruction of two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
War films
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Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ridley Scott; Josh Hartnett; Ewan McGregor; Jason Isaacs; Tom Sizemore; Eric Bana; Slawomir Idziak; Hans Zimmer; Mark Bowden; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404979816 9781404979819
OCLC Number: 69651848
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French, Korean, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book by Mark Bowden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: All-new extended cut; Frontline: "Ambush in Mogadishu" documentary.
Credits: Director of photography, Slavomir Idziak ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designers, David Murphy, Sammy Howarth-Sheldon ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 2002: Oscar - Best Editing (Pietro Scalia) ; Best Sound (Michael Minkler, Myron Nettinga, Chris Munro).
Target Audience: Unrated; for intense, realistic, graphic war violence, and for language.; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 152 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, digitally remastered.
Other Titles: Black Hawk down (Motion picture)
Chute du Faucon Noir
Responsibility: Revolution Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present a Ridley Scott film, a Jerry Bruckheimer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott ; screenplay by Ken Nolan ; directed by Ridley Scott.

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Details the near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele. The troops were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. The resulting action lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen. The battle led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and to the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them out. Centers on Sgt. Eversmann commanding one Ranger unit pinned down by the street fighting, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and subsequently captured. Lt. Col. McKnight leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city. Lt. Perino leads the Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, while Staff Sgt. Yurek leads his decimated Ranger group through gunfire to safety.

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