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

Ok, showtime.

It's my quarter. Come on, I...

Oh boy, this is really something.

-Well, let me see.

Gimme another quarter. Thank the Lord

for making babies like this.

Is she nude?

-She's taking her bra off.

Ah, boy,

I'm gonna need a bigger telescope.

Come on, gimme another quarter.

-This is my last one.

She's taking her panties off.

Whoa, there's two of 'em.

What, two panties?

-Two women, you dumbhead.

They're getting down on him

both of them.

Oh, let me look, let me look.

-Ok, ok. Hurry up, it's gonna rain.

Where are they? F***!

-You moved the telescope.

To the left, to the left. Oh, oh,

I got 'em. I got 'em! Oh, f***!

Oh look, gimme a quarter.

-I don't have any quarters.

Oh, f***, f***, f***!

-That's right, use your imagination.

Six five, come in, please.

-Yeah? Six five, Andy, here. What's up?

What's your position, six five?

-On the observatory deck on the 86th.

We can't see you on the monitor.

Check the camera, will you?

Ah, oh yeah, I see what's wrong.

Some joker put a plastic bag over it.

Damn tourists.

Can you see me now?

-Yes, we can, thanks.

They were watching those hookers again.

-Must be Thursday then. How time flies.


Next time bring more quarters.

-Next time I want to see that ass, too.

Whoa, that was a big one. Any damage?

-No, everything seems fine.

I hope you're right.

Next stop the sixty-sixth.

They've got a very interesting

collection of Swedish videos down there.

I'm not talking Ingmar Bergman either.

Well, who's Ingmar Bergman?

-An actor. Hey, wait here a minute.

I gotta take a piss.

-Yeah, he was in... ''Casablanca''.

Oh yeah, that's right.


Stop it!

Oh. F***ing doors.

Ah, hey, if I tell you to stay open,

stay open!

What the f*** did you do?

-I don't know, I...

Look at your flashlight.

-It was the elevator.

Oh no. Watch out.

-You watch out. You know,

one of these days I'm gonna poison

your donut. Are you coming or what?

Yeah, sure.

-Your mother sure ate a lot of red meat

when she was pregnant. The elevator

did it, how dumb can you get?


Hey, Jeff.

-What the f*** are you doing there?

You couldn't make it to the front door?

-They stole my keys.

Couldn't find them anywhere.

-Those with the Porsche key-ring?

Yeah, those.


Now hurry up. We're late as it is.

-Where d'you find them? Oh my God,

you have no idea how long I was looking.

-I'm sure, I'm sure, Mark,

at least 2 minutes. Come on, move your

ass. The bus is leaving in 2 more.

I'm going,

I'll break the speed limit, man.

Hey, I'll be faster than lightning

on steroids, ok? Ok, be right there.

You look like sh*t. Smell it, too.

Must be my aftershave.

-So, the 2 of you have a fight again?

Who says, we're fighting all the time?

-Ah, just a hunch.

Where are we going?

-Village. Just routine check-ups today.


-Just be grateful I found you this job.

Hey, I am grateful. The first few months

aren't all that exciting, that's all.

I wouldn't complain if I were you.

-He says to me:
''You gotta move up

in the world, kid, you know, I'm gonna

help you out.'' I just didn't think

that meant riding elevators all days.

-If you don't like it, then quit. Ok?

All right.

-Go back to fixing Coke machines.

Ok, all right, my head is killing me.

I like this job. What makes you think I,

for real, don't like this job?

-My ass is on the line. Don't f*** up.

I won't. I solemnly swear.

In fact, I'm gonna become elevator

mechanic of the year for you.

It's eight forty-five on WNYS.

Time for a news and weather update.

Flooding, caused by heavy rain showers,

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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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