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R| 2 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
The film takes place in 1993 when the U.S. sent special forces into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Using Black Hawk helicopters to lower the soldiers onto the ground, an unexpected attack by Somalian forces brings two of the helicopters down immediately. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their balance while enduring heavy gunfire.

Cast: Josh Hartnett , Ewan McGregor , Tom Sizemore , Eric Bana , William Fichtner , Ewen Bremner , Sam Shepard , Gabriel Casseus

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: War, Drama

Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB, Cascade Film, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Tristar

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Release Date: December 28th, 2001|2 hr. 24 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It is an exceptional accomplishment. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Black Hawk turns nightmare into great cinema. show more

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Framed: Black Hawk Down

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Alison Nastasi on Nov 18th, 2010 9:00PM

Welcome to Framed, a column at Cinematical that runs every Thursday and celebrates the artistry of cinema -- one frame at a time. A group of Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers head into the...

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