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Black Hawk Down

2001 war movie by Ridley Scott

Black Hawk Down

Released 18 December 2001 (21 years, 3 months ago)

Director Ridley Scott
Duration 143 minutes
Awards Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Genre war film, film adaptation and action film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Composer Hans Zimmer
Production company Revolution Studios, Scott Free Productions and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott

About Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the book of the same name by Mark Bowden. The film depicts the events of the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 US military operation in Somalia that went awry. The film features an ensemble cast, including Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, and Eric Bana.

The film is a visceral and intense portrayal of modern warfare, with Scott's signature visual style and attention to detail. The action sequences are gripping and realistic, with a sense of chaos and confusion that accurately reflects the chaos of battle. The film also explores the psychological toll of war on soldiers, as well as the political and moral complexities of military intervention.

Black Hawk Down received critical acclaim upon its release, with many praising its realism and authenticity. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Director for Ridley Scott. It also won two Oscars, for Best Sound and Best Film Editing.

Overall, Black Hawk Down is a powerful and unforgettable film that captures the brutality and complexity of modern warfare. It is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in Mogadishu, and a reminder of the human cost of war.


- Ebert, Roger. "Black Hawk Down.", 18 Jan. 2002,

- Travers, Peter. "Black Hawk Down." Rolling Stone, 18 Jan. 2002,

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


73 years, 9 months, 13 days


41 years, 5 months, 27 days

Born first

5 November 1943

Died first

27 July 2017

Born last

12 October 1981

Died last

3 March 2023

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