12 Strong

Synopsis: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Nicolai Fuglsig
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min


February 1993.

A massive explosion

ripping through

the lower basement sections

of the World Trade Center

under tower number two.

A terrorist bomb,

how horrific a crime this is.

August 1998.

Our embassies in Nairobi and

Dar es Salaam were bombed.

The Bin Laden terrorist

network was responsible.

Suicide bombers

blew a hole in the ship.

My prayers are with the

families of those killed...

at the explosion involving

the U.S. naval vessel Cole.

Hidden in

the mountains of Afghanistan,

Bin Laden planned

these attacks.

September 9th, 2001.

Ahmad Shah Massoud,

the leader

of the Northern Alliance,

was assassinated by

two members of Al-Qaeda.

Massoud's death

destabilized the Northern Alliance,

removing the only threat

to the Taliban's power

in Afghanistan.

I can't believe

we have a fireplace.

Yeah. Sort of a fireplace.

It's propane.

It's a fireplace.


All right. Up you go.

Okay. Let's get your shoes on.

Hey, I like your drawings.

It's a ladybug.

A ladybug?

Wow, it's beautiful.

I don't wanna

unpack this room

until we get

the walls painted.

And by "we," I mean you.

Sounds like a lot of work.

Yeah, what does that mean?

Paint the walls

and I'll show you.

I love this house.

You gotta learn

Spanish, Daddy.

Yeah, it's on the list,


You taking me to school again?

Uh-huh. And picking you up.

- Really?

- Yeah!

Turn that down, sweetie.

Daddy, look.

Two planes have crashed

into the World Trade Center

in an apparent terrorist

attack on the country.

We have reported

that one of the planes

was an American Airlines 767

that had been hijacked...

- Hey!

- Thank God! Finally.


Really? Really?

- What the hell, man?

- Relax, bro.

- You know how nuts traffic is right now.

- Traffic?

- We've been freezing our asses out here all goddamn night!

- Relax, bro.

Why don't you jump your ass

in this river?

What, did you stop

at Starbucks?

- Where's my latte?

- Milo, it's 8:

- What happened?

- What, you guys don't know?

No, we were

in the river, man.

Goddamn, they're low.

Is that part of a drill?

Ain't no drill.

Get me Josh Bailey

at USASOC intel, please.

Bailey on line three, sir.

- Did you say line three?

- Yes, sir.

Sound off!

Josh, Jesus Christ, you guys

sh*t the bed on this one, huh?

Was it confirmed?

Well, it's not my job to know where.

That's your job.

All we are is ready.

Well, quit wasting time

talking to me then.

Why are you here?

Out of uniform

with that fur on your face.

Didn't you get back from

Kuwait, like, three weeks ago?

Yes, sir. Apologies.

Technically, I'm still on leave.

Well, if you're here today,

leave is over.

Take a look around, Captain.

We're a little busy.

What do you want?

I want back on my team, sir.

You don't have a team. You've

been rotated to my staff.

At your request, by the way.

That was before. All right?

Before guys were flying

f***ing planes into buildings.

Well, your warrant officer

turned in his retirement papers,

and you've been moved up.

So your team doesn't exist,

all right?

You'll be filtered into new ODAs

when the opportunities arise.

If I were you,

I'd get back to your desk

and start studying intel

on Afghanistan.

Taliban sponsored

the attack, sir?

Al-Qaeda planned this attack.

They have refuge

in Afghanistan.

But Middle East is our

assigned region, sir.

Really? I didn't know that!

Here's the thing, though.

You don't have a region,

'cause you don't have

a f***ing team!

So get back to your goddamn

desk and let me do my job!



who's on line four?

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Ted Tally

Ted Tally (born April 9, 1952) is an American playwright and screenwriter. A graduate of Yale, he has received awards including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the Writers Guild of America Award, the Chicago Film Critics Award, and the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. more…

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