Black Hawk down [videorecording] /
by Scott, Ridley; Nolan, Ken; Hartnett, Josh; Bana, Eric; McGregor, Ewan; Zimmer, Hans; Bowden, Mark; Scott Free Productions; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2002Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 076787062X.Language note: In English with optional Chinese, English, French, or Thai subtitles.Closed-captioned.Subject(s): Bowden, Mark, 1951- -- Film and video adaptations | United States Army Task Force Ranger -- Drama | Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 -- Drama | War films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature filmsCast: Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner.Summary: When Army Rangers are dropped into Mogadishu to capture top lieutenants of a Somalian warlord, a brutal firefight ensues with hundreds of Somali gunmen and two of the Army's Black Hawks are destroyed, testing the courage and strength of the Rangers.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama from director Ridley Scott, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and subsequent book by reporter Mark Bowden. On October 3rd, 1993, an elite team of more than 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers, part of a larger United Nations peacekeeping force, are dropped into civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in an effort to kidnap two of local crime lord Mohamed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants. Among the team: Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight (Tom Sizemore), the resourceful Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson (William Fichtner), and Ranger Spec. Grimes (Ewan McGregor), a desk-bound clerk getting his first taste of live combat. When two of the mission's Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by enemy forces, the Americans -- committed to recovering every man, dead or alive -- stay in the area too long and are quickly surrounded. The ensuing firefight is a merciless 15-hour ordeal and the longest ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. In the end, 70 soldiers are injured and 18 are dead, along with hundreds of Somalians. Black Hawk Down was voted one of the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review prior to its limited Oscar-qualifying release. On the basis of his work in this film, co-star Eric Bana, a relatively unknown Australian actor playing Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, won the lead in director Ang Lee's version of The Hulk (2003). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Based on: Black Hawk down : a story of modern war / by Mark Bowden.
Features: Black Hawk down on the set featurette, theatrical trailers, filmographies, animated menus, Production notes, scene selections.
Director of photography, Slawomir Idziak; production design, Arthur Max; editor, Pietro Scalia; music, Hans Zimmer.
Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner.
When Army Rangers are dropped into Mogadishu to capture top lieutenants of a Somalian warlord, a brutal firefight ensues with hundreds of Somali gunmen and two of the Army's Black Hawks are destroyed, testing the courage and strength of the Rangers.
MPAA rating: R.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
For private home use only.
In English with optional Chinese, English, French, or Thai subtitles.