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(2018)

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Rob Riggle plays Colonel Max Bowers, former battalion commander of the 5th Special Forces Group, in the movie. Riggle, a Marine, actually served directly under the real Bowers during the same time period the movie is based on.
General Abdul Rashid Dostum was quoted, 'I asked for a few Americans, they brought with them the courage of a whole Army' according to eyewitness Robert Young Pelton's in his March 2002 National Geographic Adventure article "The Legend of Heavy D and the Boys". Pelton was the only journalist with the Green Beret and CIA team whose story is featured in "Horse Soldiers"
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are expected to play a couple in this movie. They are married in real life.
The movie is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book Horse Soldiers.
Started filming December 2016
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Cast members Chris Hemsworth and Michael Peña have both been in Marvel cinematic universe films. Hemsworth starred in the "Thor" and "Avengers" movies while Peña appeared in "Ant-Man" (2015).
This is the second time William Fitchner has played a current or former member of Delta Force. He played a composite character in Blackhawk Down and played COL John Mulholland in 12 Strong. Then MAJ Mulholland was a staff officer in Delta Force at the time the of actual battle in Mogadishu that inspired Mark Bowden's book and the movie, Blackhawk Down.
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Michael Pena and Micheal Shannon both appeared in the movie world trade centre based on the events of 9/11 with Shannon playing an former Marine who turns up at the site to help with the rescue efforts
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This is the second 9/11 film Michael Peña has starred in. The first being World Trade Center
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In the description the warlord is called an Afghani. Afghani is the name of the currency of Afghanistan. A person from Afghanistan is called an Afghan.
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Principal photography began in early-January 2017 in New Mexico.
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Second Collaboration on real life events between Thad Luckinbill Kenneth Miller and Geoff Stults the first one being Only The Brave about the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
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This is Jerry Bruckheimer's second film to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, the first being Kangaroo Jack (2003), although produced by Castle Rock Entertainment.
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