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Black Hawk Down is a war movie that came out in the year 2001. It is about the 1993 conflict in Mogadishu, Somalia. The movie shows the events that took place during the operation and also follows some of the key soldiers who participated in it. During this operation a group of highly trained military operatives were sent to keep peace and capture a warlord.

In 1992 Somalia is plagued by hunger and starvation. Approximately 400,000 people died of starvation during this time. The person who is responsible for this starvation is a warlord named Mohammad Farah Adid. He is the leader of a militia that is currently ruling the country. The United States and other members of the United Nations decide to provide food for the Somalis along with United States Marines to help with the peacekeeping efforts. Shortly after this, there is an attack on the U.N. food delivery site by Adid's militia. Once this happens the United States sends in Army Rangers and Delta Force operatives to go on a mission to capture Adid. They first find and capture a Somali businessman who is selling weapons to Adid’s militia. After the questioning American General Garrison has a briefing and sends out the troops to go on their mission. They go into the area where Adid is likely to be in, and they begin getting into numerous shootouts with the militia. During this battle, two American Black Hawk helicopters are blown down by rockets. As a result, the American troops need to rescue the downed members in the helicopters. They are also vastly outnumbered, and now they are looking to escape to save their lives. Over time they are able to get back to base, but not without a number of casualties. In the end most of the soldiers are rescued and brought back to base safely. The American troops regroup and look to continue their mission the next day.

R
| 2001 | 2 hr 24 min | 7.7/10 | 74/100
Cast
Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana
Director
Ridley Scott
Produced By
Jerry Bruckheimer Ridley Scott
Language
English
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