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

Here are "12 Strong" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for 12 Strong movie?

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 released the trailer for "12 Strong" you can watch here:
12 STRONG - Official Trailer 2.

Plot summary

What is 12 Strong movie plot?

Here is a short review of "12 Strong" movie plot summary.

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 Lieutenant Colonel 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 on 19 October 2001. 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. are 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. When Nelson informs Dostum that another ODA, 555, has been dispatched to support Atta Muhammad, another Northern Alliance leader, who is Dostum's political rival, Dostum is furious, and his men promptly abandon 595.


Who plays who in the 12 Strong movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "12 Strong" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is 12 Strong movie release date?

"12 Strong" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures (North America), Lionsgate (International), InterCom, 01 Distribution, ACME, Aurum Films, Belga Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, Blitz Serbija, Bravos Pictures, CatchPlay, Central Partnership, Concorde Filmverleih, Constantin-Film, Diamond Films, Entertainment Film Distributors, GAGA, Golden Village Pictures, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, Joyncontents Group, Leone Film Group, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Myndform, Noori, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Phars Film, Pioneer Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Ro Image 2000, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, Romaly, Shanghai xilechangsheng Co., Square Box Pictures, TGV Pictures, Tanweer Alliances, The Moments Entertainment, Times Media Films, United King Films, Westec Media Limited, bTV Studios, Belga Home Vidéo, Concorde Home Entertainment, Entertainment in Video, Film1, Monolith Video, Paramount Network, RTL Entertainment, Roadshow Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


What are 12 Strong filming details?

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

"12 Strong" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in early January 2017 in New Mexico.


What are critics and audiences saying about 12 Strong movie?

"12 Strong" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 51/100. 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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