Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film directed and produced by Ridley Scott, and co-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, from a screenplay by Ken Nolan. It is based on the 1999 non-fiction book of the same name by journalist Mark Bowden, about the U.S. military's 1993 raid in Mogadishu. The film features a large ensemble cast, including Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Jason Isaacs, Sam Shepard, Jeremy Piven, Ioan Gruffudd, Ewen Bremner, Hugh Dancy, and Tom Hardy in his first film role. Orlando Bloom, Ty Burrell, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also have minor roles.


In 1992, amidst the Somali Civil War and the dissolution of the central government, the United Nations Security Council authorizes a military operation with a peacekeeping mandate. However, conflict ensues between the UN and the Mogadishu-based militia loyal to Mohamed Farrah Aidid. In response, U.S. President Clinton deploys Task Force Ranger - consisting of 3rd Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment, Delta Force operators, and flight crew of the 160th SOAR to Mogadishu to capture Aidid, who has proclaimed himself president and steals Red Cross food shipments.


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    award Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Sound National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
    contentLocation Africa
    director Ridley Scott
    editor Pietro Scalia
    events Battle of Mogadishu
    genre political
    keywords 10th mountain division 160th soar 160th special operations aviation regiment 3rd battalion 3rd ranger battalion 75th ranger regiment ah-6j little bird american soldiers bill clinton black hawk build captain capture chalk chief warrant officer civil war clinton delta force detach end first class force forced to run on foot gary gordon injured jeff struecker kill lieutenant colonel master sergeant md helicopters mh-6 little bird medal of honor mh-6 little bird michael d. steele michael durant mike steele military operation mogadishu airport mogadishu mile mohamed farrah aidid osman ali atto osman atto president president of the united states private first class rally randy shughart red cross retire rocket-propelled grenade sergeant first class set up sikorsky uh-60 black hawk somali civil war specialist staff sergeant survive task force the medal of honor trap united nations us military vietnam war warrant officer william clinton wound
    musicBy Hans Zimmer
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Sound
    producer Jerry Bruckheimer Ridley Scott
    productionCompany Columbia Pictures Jerry Bruckheimer Films Revolution Studios Scott Free Productions
    publisher Sony Pictures Releasing
    recordedAt Morocco
    theme war