Black Hawk Down

Synopsis: Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: Sony Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 37 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
144 min


-Can you type?


-Date of birth.


Well, I'm here to kick some ass.

Let's bring it in.

Nice, man! Very smooth!

Single shot through the engine block.

Shit, that's a shame. That was a nice jeep.

Cease fire! Cease fire!

Check your weapons!

Sergeant Eversmann.

Private First Class Blackburn.


Reporting for duty.

Not to me. You're reporting to Lt. Beales.

He should be here somewhere.

Can I leave him with you?

Yeah, go ahead.

-You brought your weapon.

-Yes, sir.

Want me to shoot? I'm rested.

-When did you get in?

-Just now, Sergeant.

Hey, who's hungry?

What is this, Sarg'nt?

Another taxpayer-funded Delta safari?

-Not if General Garrison is asking.

-I'm asking.

Have a nice meal, Captain.

-Hey, man, there's a line.

-I know.

-Well, this isn't the back of it.

-Yeah, I know.

Sergeant. Sergeant.

What's going on here?

Some aerial target practice, sir.

Didn't want to leave it behind.

I'm talking about your weapon.

Delta or no Delta, that's a hot weapon.

You know better than that.

Safety should be on at all times on base.

Well, this is my safety, sir.

Let it go, sir.

The guy hasn't eaten in a couple of days.

You Delta boys

are a bunch of undisciplined cowboys.

Let me tell you something, Sarg'nt.

When we get on a five-yard line,

you're going to need my Rangers.

Y'all better learn to be team players.

We're done here.

Speak up. You say this is your safety?

Well, this is my boot, son.

And it will fit up your ass

with the proper amount of force.

-Is that a Jersey accent?

-I'm trying to do this, give me a break.

Take those sunglasses off.

Delta wants to wear Oakleys,

that's their business.

I don't want to see them on you again.

Is that a hot weapon?

Is that your move?

Is my hand on the piece?

I can mate you in three whatever you do.

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Ken Nolan

Ken Nolan () is an American screenwriter and novelist best known for adapting the 2001 biographical war film Black Hawk Down from the non-fiction book of the same name. more…

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