Black Hawk Down

TitleBlack Hawk Down
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsScott, Ridley
Running Time144 minutes
Date Released12/2001
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

Based on real events in the Somali Civil War, a thwarted mission by the U.S. Joint Special Operations leads to deadly battle in the city of Mogadishu. Tasked with capturing warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid in October 1993, Army Rangers and Delta Force fight through a hostile city after guerillas shoot down two Black Hawk helicopters. Rescue operations prove difficult, leading to survivors to run back to base in an exercise known as Mogadishu Mile. 


Josh Hartnett

Eric Bana

Ewan McGregor

Tom Sizemore

William Fichtner

Sam Shepard

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Ewen Bremner

Jason Isaacs

Hugh Dancy

Tom Hardy

Orlando Bloom

Kim Coates

Željko Ivanek

Ron Eldard

Ty Burrell


Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott

Directed by Ridley Scott

Written by Ken Nolan

Cinematography by Sławomir Idziak

Edited by Pietro Scalia

Music by Hans Zimmer


Drama, Thriller, War

Full Text

U.S. military intervention operated under the United Nations originally tasked with providing humanitarian relief. 

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