Black Hawk Down

Opening Date:

December 28, 2001

Cast:

Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard

Director:

Ridley Scott

Genre:

Drama

Run Time:

2 hr. 24 min.

MPAA Rating:

R for intense, realistic, graphic war violence, and for language

Synopsis:

The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and more than 500 Somalians were killed as a result of this conflict.