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

-What are we gonna do?

Let's just take it easy now. I'm sure

they know by now that we're stuck.

Yeah, your husband works here, right?

-Yeah, he'll have us out in no time.

Don't worry.

They play like wimps. Guys like that

give basketball a bad name.

They'll beat the Knicks with their eyes

closed and hand tied behind their back.

Duane here. What?

Which one?

No. Nothing here.

Between twenty-one and twenty-two?



They must've fixed that light.

It's getting hot in here.

-Yeah, well there's no air.

Help. Someone out there, we're stuck.

-Are you sure they know we're in here?

Yeah, of course. Don't worry.

We're on 22. Did you cut the power?

-Doing it now.

Cut. Safety system's taking over.

-We're going to open the doors now.

My wife took that elevator.

-Don't worry. They get them out now.

Are you sure this is the right key?

-Well, it fits, doesn't it?

Yeah, but it doesn't work. Don't tell me

that's what your wife said last night.

It's like a sauna in here.

-This can't be right. -Get us out.

Someone out there, let me out.

-It's no use, they can't hear us.

I want out, let me out. -Oh, great.

-If that doesn't get their attention.

Turn that damned alarm off! Shut it off!

-I can't!

Oh my God.

-Oh my God.



Duane. We have a problem with the doors.

-What kind of problem?

The doors are stuck. I dunno,

we have to think of something else.

You got the right key?



Are you crazy?

-My wife's pregnant!

We do that. There's no need to panic.

-I'm not panicking. Get out the way.

Give me that axe. F*ck.

-What the f*ck?

Tim, it's going down!

Excuse me!

Duane, it's Tim, the elevator's

going down. I thought

you cut the power.

-I did. I don't know what's happening.

I'll alert lobby security.

-Copy that. The express elevator.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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