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Lone Survivor Details


Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 10, 2014


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wylie Stateman Best Sound Editing 2013 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Peter Berg Best Adapted Screenplay 2013 Nominee


Mark Wahlberg
as Marcus Luttrell
Ben Foster
as Matt Axelson
Emile Hirsch
as Danny Dietz
Taylor Kitsch
as Mike Murphy
Eric Bana
as Erik Kristensen
Alexander Ludwig
as Shane Patton
Ali Suliman
as Gulab
Yusef Azami
as Shah
Jerry Ferrara
as Hasslert
Scott Elrod
as QRF Seal
Josh Berry
as Communication SEAL
Sammy Sheik
as Taraq
Danny Arroyo
as Teenage Goat Boy
Peter Bici
as Communication SEAL Perry


Peter Berg
Peter Berg
Sarah Aubrey
Mark Wahlberg
Stephen Levinson
Norton Herrick
Akiva Goldsman
Randall Emmett
Barry Spikings
Peter Berg
Dino Parks
Steve Jablonsky
Composer (Music Score)
Colby Parker, Jr.
Tom Duffield
Production Designer
Stephen Cooper
Art Director
Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Eric Heffron
Lindsay Greitzer
Associate Producer
Mark Damon
Executive Producer
George Furla
Executive Producer
Jason Shuman
Executive Producer
Louis G. Friedman
Executive Producer
Jeff Rice
Executive Producer
Brandt Andersen
Executive Producer
Steven Saxton
Executive Producer
Simon Fawcett
Executive Producer
Ronald R. Reiss
Set Decorator
Amy Stofsky
Costume Designer
Eric Heffron
First Assistant Director
Bryan Snodgrass
First Assistant Director
Linda Lowy
John Brace
David Brownlow
Sound Mixer
Lorelei David
Visual Effects Editor
Louis G. Friedman
Unit Production Manager
Jesper Kjolsrud
Visual Effects Supervisor
Grady Cofer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Wylie Stateman
Supervising Sound Editor
Image Engine
Visual Effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck
Special Effects Supervisor
Beau Borders
Re-Recording Mixer
Kathleen Keller
Production Coordinator
Mark A. Peterson
Costumes Supervisor
Ryan Wiederkehr
Visual Effects Producer
Katie Pruitt
Second Assistant Director
Steve Garrad
Visual Effects Executive Producer
Gregory Nicotero
Makeup Special Effects
Howard Berger
Department Head Makeup
Howard Berger
Makeup Special Effects
Kevin Scott
Stunts Coordinator
Andy Koyama
Re-Recording Mixer