Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

DVD - 2014
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The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. They are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD LON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
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akirakato
Apr 18, 2017

This is a 2013 American Afgan-war docudrama directed by Peter Berg, based on the 2007 non-fiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell.
Set during the war in Afghanistan, the film dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down and kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.
Really shocking and astounding is the re-enactment of the battles of Operation Red Wings, which is one of the most realistic depictions of the fighting.
Miraculously Marcus Luttrell is saved by some Afgan villagers, who protected him out of duty to their 2,000 year old code of honor, known as Pashtunwali.
It is a profoundly thought-provoking docudrama that will show you that war is no good at all no matter how good its cause is.

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bbaker3565
Jan 28, 2017

Terrible show don't waste time on it.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 25, 2017

A Navy Seals team is sent to Afghanistan on a mission. Their target is the Taliban leader, and they can either kill him or capture him. They come into contact with an Afghani, who they do not kill. However, the Taliban fighters are warned of the presence of the Navy Seals, and the Navy Seals are attacked. Somehow, they must survive the firefight with the Taliban, even by killing them. After seeing so many war movies and soldier movies, I did not particularly find this one to be anything special. There is obviously a lot of violence, and the plot includes emotion to convey the terror of fighting as a soldier.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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JihadiConservative
Jan 02, 2017

Inspiring movie. I have the most respect for these men that give up their lives for their country. Great but heartbreaking movie. 9/10.

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Daveinportland
Aug 03, 2016

I was actually looking for the book. The book is horrendous.

The movie on the other hand was actually pretty good. There really aren't that many military films that I enjoy, but this is one of them. The fighting scenes were long and probably not realistic in some ways, but it is a movie. The weapons, the tactics and how the team members interacted were very much realistic. I would not call this a drama though, more of an action film.

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brotagonist
Jun 30, 2016

The fight scene was somewhat long and I sometimes had the impression that it was just a filmed video game, but that is likely how it happened. An excellent film.

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voisjoe1_0
Feb 21, 2016

Excellent portrayal of combat in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when an intelligence operation goes wrong and a small group of Navy Seals are in a desperate flight for their lives.

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bmanuel
Jan 25, 2016

A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor is a very intense film that thrills, horrifies and also punches home the simple point that individual acts of conscience can save lives, and even change the world. Whatever your political feelings about the War in Afghanistan, remember that this happened to four young men, no doubt the brightest stars of loving families and represents the sacrifice that those who serve are willing to give for our freedom!
Due to its intensity, I do not recommend this for viewing by anyone under the age of 18 unless they are contemplating military service.

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tenet
Aug 03, 2015

Rated 6/10.

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cat_22
Jun 15, 2015

Excellent!! A true tribute to these Navy Seals and all the brave servicemen who have sacrificed everything for their country and fellow Americans. Thank you!!

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tgwilliams
Nov 05, 2014

Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once.
Seen two whales fck, been to three world fairs!
Not I even know a man in Thia land with a wooden cock!
I push more peter, more sweeter and more completer than any other peter pusher around!

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tgwilliams
Nov 05, 2014

I'm a hard-bodied, hairy-chested, rootin'-tootin' shootin' parachutin' demolition double cap crimpin' frog man! There ain't nothin' I can't do, nor sky too high, nor sea too rough, no muff too tough ... learned alot of lessons in my life!
Never shoot a large caliber-man with a small-caliber bullett!
Drive all kinds of trucks, 2bys, 4bys, 6bys, those big mthr fckrs that bend and go sshh sshh when you step on the brakes!

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tgwilliams
Nov 05, 2014

Anything worth in life is worth overdoing, moderation is for cowards!
I'm a lover, I'm a fighter, I'm a UDT Navy SEAL diver!
I'll wine, dine, intertwine and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done!

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tgwilliams
Nov 05, 2014

So If you're feelin' froggy then you better jump because this frogman's been there done that and is going back for more! - CHEERS BOYS!

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BloomFree
Oct 15, 2014

At end of movie:

The Afghan villagers who protected Marcus did so out of duty to their 2000 year old code of honor known as Pashtunwali.

Pashtunwali requires a tribe to undertake the responsibility of safeguarding an individual against his enemies and protecting him at all costs.

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jimg2000
Aug 21, 2014

Marcus saved by tribal law Lokhay (from the book
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10);

Lokhay means not only providing care and shelter, it means an unbreakable commitment to defend that wounded man to the death. And not just the death of the principal tribesman or family who made the original commitment for the giving of a pot. It means the whole damned village. Lokhay means the population of that village will fight to the last man, honor-bound to protect the individual they have invited in to share their hospitality. And this is not something to have a chitchat about when things get rough. It’s not a point of renegotiation. This is strictly nonnegotiable ... These friendly Pashtun tribesmen had decided to grant me lokhay. They were committed to defend me against the Taliban until there was no one left alive.

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jimg2000
Aug 21, 2014

Marcus:
There is no question
a part of me will forever be
up on that Mountain, dead...
As my brothers died.
But there is a part of me that
lived because of my brothers.
Because of them, I
am still alive.
And I can never forget that
no matter how much it hurts,
how dark it gets, or
how far you fall...

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Aug 28, 2014

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