12 Strong is a 2018 American action war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Navid Negahban, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, Ben O'Toole, Kenny Sheard and others.

Watch the official trailer for 12 Strong

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 released the trailer:
12 STRONG - Official Trailer 2.

What is 12 Strong about?

Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), a U.S. Army Captain with Green Berets Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 595, is moving into a new home with his wife and daughter on September 11, 2001, after receiving an assignment to staff duty under LTCol. Bowers. As news of the devastating terrorist attacks that day break, Nelson volunteers to lead 595 into Afghanistan. Bowers initially refuses, but veteran soldier CW5 Hal Spencer (Michael Shannon), previously scheduled to retire, persuades Bowers to give Nelson command of 595 again, as well as volunteering himself for the deployment. After leaving their families, 595 travels to Uzbekistan on October 7, 2001. After being briefed and evaluated by COL Mulholland, Commander of 5th Special Forces Group, Nelson and 595 are picked to fight alongside Northern Alliance leader Abdul Rashid Dostum.
ODA 595 is inserted covertly in Afghanistan aboard an MH-47 Chinook flown by 160th SOAR. They land 40 miles south of Mazar-i Sharif, the country's fourth-largest city and a longtime stronghold of the Taliban, where they meet Dostum. Six of the 12 members, led by Nelson, leave with Dostum to the mountains, while the other six remain in a fortified camp nicknamed "The Alamo" under Spencer's command. Dostum is attempting to capture the northern Afghanistan city, while battling Taliban leader Mullah Razzan (Numan Acar), who rules local communities brutally under strict Sharia law, and has murdered several people, including Dostum's family. Although the warlord is initially skeptical of Nelson's abilities, Nelson gradually earns Dostum's respect. In one battle, however, Dostum makes a tactical error, costing several casualties. Nelson accuses Dostum of acting carelessly with the lives of his men and of withholding valuable information, while Dostum retorts that he still feels that Nelson, and the U.S., is not willing to pay the potential price of the conflict, and tells Nelson that he needs to use his heart and mind to "be a warrior" instead of a soldier. The two eventually reconcile, and, after splitting off a three-man element under SFC Sam Diller (Michael Peña) to strike a Taliban supply route, and being joined by Spencer's half of ODA 595, continue to work together. They win several victories with Dostum's leadership and manpower and American airpower, making significant progress towards Mazar-i Sharif. Suddenly, however, Spencer informs Nelson that another ODA, 555, has been dispatched to support Atta Muhammad, another Northern Alliance leader, who is Dostum's political rival. When Nelson is forced to tell Dostum, the furious warlord and his men promptly abandon 595.

Who's in the 12 Strong cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of 12 Strong.

Chris Hemsworth Captain Mitch Nelson ODA 595's commander, inspired by Mark Nutsch
Michael Shannon Hal Spencer a Chief Warrant Officer 5 and ODA 595's assistant team leader, inspired by Bob Pennington
Michael Peña Sam Diller ODA 595's intelligence Sergeant First Class
Trevante Rhodes Ben Milo a Sergeant First Class in ODA 595
Navid Negahban General Dostum a leader of the Northern Alliance and future Vice President of Afghanistan
Geoff Stults Sean Coffers member of ODA 595
Thad Luckinbill Vern Michaels member of ODA 595
William Fichtner Colonel Mulholland Commander of 5th Special Forces Group
Ben O'Toole Scott Black member of ODA 595
Kenny Sheard Bill Bennett a Sergeant First Class in ODA 595
Austin Stowell Fred Falls a Staff Sergeant in ODA 595
Austin Hébert Pat Essex a Master Sergeant in ODA 595
Jack Kesy Charles Jones member of ODA 595
Kenneth Miller Kevin Jackson member of ODA 595
Elsa Pataky Jean Nelson Mitch's wife (actors Hemsworth and Pataky are married in real life)
Rob Riggle Lt. Colonel Max Bowers Commander of 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Fahim Fazli Khaled a commander in Afghanistan's Northern Alliance
Laith Nakli Commander Ahmed Lal
Taylor Sheridan Brian a paramilitary field officer with the CIA's Special Activities Division
Ali Olomi Afghan Man
Arshia Mandavi Najeeb
Marie Wagenman Maddy Nelson
Allison Gabriel Marsha Spencer (as Allison King)
Samuel Kamphuis Jake Spencer
Lauren Chavez-Myers Lisa Diller (as Lauren Myers)
Numan Acar Mullah Razzan
Peter Karas Habib (as Peter Malek)
Matthew Van Wettering Desk Sergeant
Timothy Kamphuis Diller's Son
Jahan Khalili Shepherd
Seth Adkins Josh - Young Soldier
Nate Boyer Door Gunner
Vincent E. McDaniel Soldier
Yousuf Azami Fakir
Tommy Truex Chinook Pilot #1
Veronica Diaz Carranza Lt. Henriques
Shvan Aladdin Taliban Fighter #1 (as Shvan Aladin)
Mustafa Haidari Taliban Fighter #2
Yasmine Aker Afghan Woman Teacher
Sofia Chicorelli Serna Crying Afghan Girl #1
Massa Daoud Crying Afghan Girl #2

When is 12 Strong released in cinemas?

The film 12 Strong was scheduled to be released on January 16, 2018 (Jazz at Lincoln Center), on January 17, 2018 (Philippines), on January 19, 2018 (United States, Canada, Estonia, Taiwan) and on March 8, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) by Warner Bros. Pictures (United States), Lionsgate (International), InterCom, 01 Distribution, ACME, Aurum Films, Belga Films, Blitz, Bravos Pictures, CatchPlay, Central Partnership, Cineboom, Concorde Filmverleih, Constantin-Film, Diamond Films, Entertainment Film Distributors, GAGA, Golden Village Pictures, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Joyncontents Group, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, Nordisk Film, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Phars Film, Pioneer Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Ro Image 2000, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Shanghai xilechangsheng Co., Tanweer Alliances, The Moments Entertainment, Times Media Films, United King Films, Belga Home Vidéo, Concorde Home Entertainment, Film1, Monolith Video, Noori Pictures and RTL Entertainment.

What are 12 Strong film specifications?

The duration of the film is 129 minutes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed over $71.1 million.

The film 12 Strong is rated with "R" rating.

12 Strong filming. Principal photography began in early January 2017 in New Mexico.

What are critics and audiences saying about 12 Strong?

12 Strong got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about 12 Strong you can get at:

Official website: warnerbros.com/12-strong

IMDB: 12 Strong

Wikipedia: 12 Strong

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