Act of Valor

Synopsis: An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which str
Director(s): Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Production: Relativity Media
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
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110 min

Before my father died, he said

the worst thing about growing old...

was that other men stopped

seeing you as dangerous.

I've always remembered that, how being

dangerous was sacred, a badge of honor.

You live your life by a code, an ethos.

Every man does. It's your shoreline.

It's what guides you home.

And, trust me,

you're always trying to get home.

Authorities say

the ring is centered in Costa Rica,

with the primary export being...

...widely unknown if

the war on drugs is connecting them... the region

have been known to retaliate using a...

flying from the US to control that...

Can we get some ice cream?

- No, we gotta go.

- You always say no.

- Well, are you gonna buy?

- No, you buy.

OK, what are

we getting today?

- Passion fruit.

- OK, passion fruit.

How about macadamia nut?

claimed responsibility for the attack...

at the International School in Manila.

Your father was a reader.

Churchill, of course, but also Faulkner

and books about Tecumseh.

He loved artists who painted people

with bodies that looked like boxes.

I'd give him hell about that.

He'd just say,

"You gotta look harder".

Ambassador Margullies had long

been a strong supporter

ofjoint counterterrorism operations

conducted within this region.

Not one group

has yet claimed responsibility...

for the attacks on

the International School.

- Here's your coffee, Rorke.

- Thank you, ma'am.

- How's it going?

- Hey, you want the usual?

- Sounds good, thank you.

- You're late again, Dave.

I didn't say anything.

What do you got

going on over here?

- Are you serious, man?

- We're not telling anyone yet.

You a little nervous, though, huh?

Last time I checked,

they don't come with directions.

Yeah, tell me about it.

- Hey.

- Hey.

My man here is having a baby.

Hey, congratulations.

Hey, everybody,

Rorke's having a baby.

Congratulations, Rorke!


- What did I just say?

- Ah, don't worry about it, man.

You're gonna be awesome. I'm so excited

for you, man. You're gonna be a good dad.

Hey, tomorrow Jackie and I

are heading down to the beach.

Bring Sandy and the kids.

I'll bring an extra board for you.

- You know I don't surf.

- I know you don't surf, but it'll be good

- to get the families together.

- All right.

But now that you've told

everyone in the bar,

try and contain yourself tomorrow.

I will try.

"Look harder,"

your father would say.

I always knew he wasn'tjust talking

about those boxy abstract paintings.

There's threats everywhere,

and the world is draped in camouflage.


Hey, I'll be right down, all right?

Whatever you say, Boss.

How was the ride?

I left Colombia this morning.

- Colombia to here in one day?

- Piece of cake.

Anyway, estimates say

that Christo is worth

- close to a billion.

- That's with a "B"?

Yeah, and he gives back a lot

to this community over here...

with medical clinics,

schools, political donations,

you name it, so this is the deal:

They are extremely

loyal to him over here.

When did the DEA hand him over to us?

When they intercepted a 707 of his

filled with Soviet weapons.

Listen, Langley says that

the boys over at NSA,

they found some interesting

intercepts connecting Christo

to a jihadist network

out of Southeast Asia.

Apparently, Christo and one

of the guys running the network,

they're childhood friends.

Your father's grandfather

gave up his life...

flying a B-24 in World War II.

He kept the Liberator aloft

just long enough for everyone to jump,

and then he went down

with the plane.

That's the blood

that courses in your veins.

- Daddy, can I come with you?

- You want to come with me?

Did you feel how cold it is out there?

I'll tell you what,

go hang out with Mommy for a little while,

help out with the baby.

When I come back in, if you still want

to go out, I'll take you out with me.

- Promise?

- I promise. Hurry up, go.

- What's going on, sir?

- What's up, brother?

Nothing much, man.

Now, I know

you got the New York heritage,

but this isn't exactly like

sitting back in Staten Island.

You got to actually work hard

to get through the surf.

- Yeah, I know.

- Twelve-plus years on the Teams,

and you don't know

how to do this?

Hey, wait till you

have five kids, man.

You'll see how much time

you got to play in the surf.

You ready to get

in the drink or what?

All right, man, lead the way.

- All right, don't embarrass us.

- All right.

Your father was my Boss,

and I was his Chief.

What we knew about each other

strengthened our bond as operators.

There was a brotherhood between us,

and we depended on each other

more than a family.

Tecumseh said,

"Although a single twig will break,

a bundle of twigs is strong".

OK, OK, gracias.

Wow, this is unbelievable.

I still can't believe you

ordered Chinese in this place.

It's really good.

Double word score,

- "Dumb"?

- Read it and weep, sugar.

I'll try not to.

Look at this, look at this.

Thirty-eight points for me.


that's not even a word.

OK, first of all,

it's pronounced "adumbrating,"

and it means pretending,



Guess who's buying dinner

tonight, sugar.


In most cases,

officers get tactical partners.

Langley sets me up

with some sort of SCRABBLE hustler.


Get it right.

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Kurt Johnstad

Kurt Johnstad is an American screenwriter. He has worked on several films including 300, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award, along with Michael Gordon and Zack Snyder. He also wrote the screenplays for Act of Valor, 300: Rise of an Empire and Atomic Blonde, and was initially tapped to write one of two competing screenplays for Aquaman; Will Beall's script was eventually chosen for the film. more…

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