After a failed assassination attempt, a United States Marine finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
During the Iraq War, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews is a sniper who is sent to investigate a pipeline construction site in the desert of the country, with his spotter, Sergeant Allen Isaac. The pair patiently wait 22 hours on over-watch before determining that the site is clear. Matthews proceeds to investigate the site, but is shot by an Iraqi sniper. Isaac tries to rescue the dying Matthews, but he is also wounded in the right knee and has his radio damaged and his water bottle destroyed in the process..
Towards the middle of the movie, the Iraqi sniper starts to quote a verse from Edgar Allen Poe's the Raven. See more »
When Isaac crawls back behind the wall after collecting the radio from the dead marine, the wall with the door opening is completely demolished by the sniper. A moment later the door opening is mysteriously back again. See more »
[sighting through his scope from a bush]
Nothin'. Hit n' run. Whoever it was they're gone. War's over, he got the memo.
[on his radio]
We got no movement, not a sign of a shadow... How long we been here, man? 18, plus?
Jesus. There's nobody fuckin' out there, man.
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I was over in Iraq during the time the real Juba was active and this shi¥bag or shi¥bags was never more then 500 to 800 yards from his targets. I say bag or bags because it was never confirmed that it was more then one guy. More over, 90% of these losers kills were of troops on post or in a convoy. Any troops on foot and this shi¥bags were faraway and running after there first shot. Dudes did what any idiot markmens could do against a large military force in his own back yard. This movie blows them or him up to be some epic sniper who's picking his targets from what looks like 1500 to 2000 yards away with what ? A M24 ? A M90? First off, a M90 is a .50 and those can reach out that far BUT lol it isn't going to wing you. It's going to take arms and legs off you and the real Juba's didn't use a M90. They also didn't use a M24 and the real M24 isn't that accurate or capable of shooting out that far. It's a 800 yard rifle with the .308 and varies between .300 win and .338 lapua.
In short this movie pisses me off because it paints the picture that ANY Iraqi was actually this smart which NONE and let me say that again NONE WERE EVER THAT SMART. The best snipers I saw were mercenaries bought and paid for BY iraqi's.
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