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.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 released the trailer:
12 STRONG - Official Trailer 2.
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.
Here is the full cast and characters of 12 Strong.
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.
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.
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.
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Official website: warnerbros.com/12-strong
IMDB: 12 Strong
Wikipedia: 12 Strong