Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Blu-ray Disc - 2006
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When Army Rangers are dropped into Mogadishu to capture top lieutenants of a Somalian warlord, a brutal firefight ensues with hundreds of Somali gunmen and two of the Army's Black Hawks are destroyed, testing the courage and strength of the Rangers.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
ISBN: 9781424816866
Branch Call Number: MOVIE BLA
Language Note: English (PCM 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby 5.1); with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, or Thai; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 22, 2019

This is a great war movie that filled with machines guns and explosions. There were several horrible scenes when the soldiers got hurt and killed.

Jul 04, 2019



Great combat film based on true events in Somalia during the 1993 era.



Jan 25, 2018

Great film!

Oct 29, 2017

Just like combat !!!!! an incredible film >> Thats what it is like, I've been in it in Afghanistan ~ one of the great war movies ever made

Jul 10, 2017

Black Hawk Down" is a precise vision of how little war has changed in spite of America's high-tech equipment and extensive vocabulary of modern tactics.

Sep 20, 2016

Quite possibly one of the best movies ever made. It manages to follow multiple characters and their storylines (all of whom are in jeopardy and at risk of dying) without losing the emotional attachment you also feel for the locals who have this chaos drop in their city.

Aug 08, 2016

I have to say that they nailed this movie pretty well.
Basically all it does is tell the story of what happened in Mogadishu on October 3, 1993. They didn't focus on character detail that much which to me is a good thing. There are just too many people involved to go into detail with them all. Going into too much detail on certain characters and not others would take away what some did and would lessen their sacrifice. So, they stuck to just the story. Good move.
They compressed the story some, changed a few names, and merged some characters into one character This was done to get the story down to a movie time frame and to protect certain characters identities as they are still serving.
It's very accurate as far as weapons, equipment, uniforms, etc. They used the exact helicopters that were used in the original mission in 1993 with the 160th SOAR.

Aug 07, 2016

This is a 2001 British-American war film co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the book of the same name by Mark Bowden, which in turn based on a series of articles published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The 29-part series chronicled the events of a 1993 raid in Mogadishu by the U.S. military aimed at capturing faction leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid and the ensuing firefight, known as the Battle of Mogadishu.
In reality, the outstanding performance of the Pakistani troops under adverse conditions is very well known at the UN.
The film ignores the role of Malaysia and Pakistan in Somalia.
When U.S. troops were trapped in the thickly populated Madina Bazaar area of Mogadishu, it was the Seventh Frontier Force Regiment of the Pakistan Army that reached out and extricated them.
The filmmaker, however, depicts the incident as involving only Americans.
Although the film appears to be anti-war, it is at its core pro-war.
It depicts a shameful defeat, but the soldiers are represented as heroes who're willing to die for their brothers in arms.
The movie shows brutal scenes of killing, but also courage, stoicism and honor.
It seems to enhance the desire of Americans for a thumping war to avenge 9/11.

Jul 30, 2016

Well made movie. Difficult to watch. Be sure to watch the "on the set" extra included on the DVD. It is fascinating. It clearly explains why the U.S. troops were there & the goal of that specific mission. Actors didn't just show up & start filming. They put in a bunch of hours training with the military in preparation.

Yes; war is hell, so why do we do it? I have fought in battle and never will forget it, and I mean never. I soldiers who have should be our leaders in government, not the people who have never seen combat up close. It's easy when your ten thousand miles away telling people to die for you and your country. I got so close to death, I think maybe I did die, at least in spirit.

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Jan 25, 2018

Eversmann: Look, these people, they have no jobs, no food, no education, no future. I just figure that we have two things we can do. Help, or we can sit back and watch a country destroy itself on CNN. Right?

Jul 31, 2012

Hey, where's the rest of the back up? " We're it."

Apr 10, 2012

"There shooting at us!"
"Well **** it shoot back!"

Feb 25, 2012

"You Americans don't smoke anymore. You live long, dull and uninteresting lives." -Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan

EuSei May 15, 2011

"My love, stay strong and you will do well in life. I love you and my children deeply. Today and tomorrow let each day grow and grow. Keep smiling and never give up even when things get you down. So in closing my love, tonight tuck my children in bed warmly. Tell them I love them, then hug them for me and give them both a kiss goodnight for daddy." Shughart

EuSei May 15, 2011

"300,000 dead and counting. That's not a war Mr. Atto. That's genocide." General Garrison


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May 11, 2015

Violence: Extreme! Men are shot with RPGs and guts and body parts fly everywhere. (This happens more than once.) A man gets shot in the neck and blood explodes on the camera (This happens at least twice.) These are just two examples of MANY! There are guts, brain matter, spraying/gushing/exploding, and lots of blood and wounds!

May 11, 2015

Coarse Language: Many uses of F*** I would say at least forty times. Other cusses are used also.

Jan 22, 2014

Other: This copy would not play on my DVD player. It skipped and got stuck. I was not able to view the complete movie.

Oct 02, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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May 09, 2010

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