Lone Survivor script
Lone Survivor (2013)
Synopsis: In 2005 Afghanistan, Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matthew "Axe" Axelson (Ben Foster) deploy on a mission of surveillance and to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Though spotted by goatherds, Luttrell and his team decide not to kill them. But one of the Afghans alerts a group of Taliban fighters to the invaders, and a terrible battle ensues, in which the SEALs find themselves hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned.

1 EXT. BAGRAM AIR BASE, AFGHANISTAN 1 EXT. BAGRAM AIR BASE, AFGHANISTAN 1

Through massive sun flare, a BLACKHAWK Chopper coming in

fast. Landing hard on Bagram Air Base.

LUTTRELL:

(vo)

It’s something most of us have

known all of our lives. What we all

wanted. It’s in our blood.

A team of medical personal and Navy officers descend on the

chopper. An assortment of high-ranking GENERALS and

COMMANDING OFFICERS there to meet the chopper. Tight shots.

A bloody hand dangles. A tear filled eyeball, sliced feet.

LUTTRELL (CONT’D)

(vo)

There’s a storm inside of us. I’ve

heard many team guys speak of this.

A burning. A river. A drive.

2 INT. OPERATING ROOM 2

Clothes cut. Blood soaked Dog Tags cut. “Luttrell” in UA

boxer shorts, IVs and fresh blood bags. Multiple Gunshots.

Chunk of an ear missing. Heartbeat monitor. Weak pulse.

LUTTRELL:

(vo)

An unrelenting desire to push

yourself harder and further than

anyone could think possible.

Chunks of bullet and shrapnel filling metal bowl. Tears

streaming down cheeks, a hand scrawled map on a left thigh,

focused eyes of surgeons. Admirals’ pace in the hallway.

LUTTRELL (CONT’D)

(vo)

Pushing ourselves into those dark

cold corners where the bad things

live. Where the bad things fight.

Heart monitor weak. Getting weaker. Compound fracture left

shin. Bloody feet rinsed clean. Water flushing out bullet

holes. Loose cracked tooth pulled out. Heart monitor getting

weaker.

Surgical pack working franticly to save Luttrell.

Tight on HEART MONITOR: FLATLINE

2.

LUTTRELL CONT’D

We wanted that fight at the highest

volume. The loud fight. The

loudest, coldest, hottest, most

unpleasant of the unpleasant

fights.

Pushing in on the flatline. Alarm screaming. Tight on

Luttrell’s eyes starting to glaze over. Dying.

BLACK.

GRAPHIC:

“FIVE DAYS EARLIER”

3

EXT. HIGH ABOVE NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN - HINDU KUSH 3

SUNSET.

Rugged and punishing. Endless and infinite. Steep stone

mountains. Bottomless valleys. Cold and dry.

As we fly across this stunning land, from the bottom of the

FRAME, ENTER:

A SPECIAL FORCE AIR INSERT TEAM.

FOUR HELICOPTERS. Two MH-47s transport. Two security Apaches.

3A

IN THE CHOPPER:
3A

TIGHT ON MARCUS LUTTRELL. Healthy and very clear eyed.

12 SEALs fully dressed for combat. Sitting side by side.

Clearly ready for war.

3B INT. MH-47 INSERT CHOPPER 3B

Seen from above. Cruising at 150 over the shoulder of a .50cal

TF-160 aviator door gunner.

4

INT. CHOPPER - SUNSET 4

Riding low and fast. Inside: Two Night Stalker Pilots, Two

Airmen, and 12 SEALs.

5

EXT. HINDU KUSH - DUSK 5

The Choppers tearing across the Afghan mountains.

3.

6 INT. THE CHOPPER - DUSK 6

Luttrell checks his map against his wrist strapped GPS.

Whistles quietly to himself.

LUTTRELL:

I don’t see anything but steep. I

could be wrong. Hope I’m wrong. If

it’s anything but steep I’m not

seeing it.

DIETZ:

Just put your feet where I put my

feet. All day long. You’re gonna

love it.

SHANE PATTON plugged into an iPod. SLIPKNOT pounding into his

head. He quietly sings along.

Kristensen leans over to Axelson, the navigator, adjusts hisupper right strap on his front pack.

KRISTENSEN:

I’m real interested in the pitch.

If it ain’t fucking glorious, comeback, try another route. Don’twaste your time trying to crosssomething that’s gonna knock theshit out of us.

AXE:

Roger that.

Kristensen moves over to MIKE MURPHY.

KRISTENSEN:

She does not need a Arabic horse.

MURPHY:

How do you know about that?

KRISTENSEN:

I know everything Murphy.

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Peter Berg

Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American director, actor, producer, and writer of film, television, and music videos. He is known for directing films such as the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown (2003), the sports drama Friday Night Lights (2004), the action thriller The Kingdom (2007), the superhero comedy-drama Hancock (2008), the military science fiction war film Battleship (2012), the war film Lone Survivor (2013), and the disaster drama Deepwater Horizon (2016). more…

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