Lone Survivor

December 27th 2013
  • Action/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 121 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara, Scott Elrod, Dan Bilzerian, Sammy Sheik, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Rohan Chand, Josh Berry, Rich Ting, Matthew Page, Frank Powers, Corey Large, Eric Steinig, Crystal Miller, Nicholas Patel, Anthony Reynolds, Sterling Jones, Todd Bethke, Tailor Murray, Michael Salman
  • Director: Peter Berg
  • Writer: Peter Berg
  • Producers: Sarah Aubrey, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Norton Herrick, Barry Spikings
  • Co Producers: Dama Claire, Brandon Grimes, Petra Holtorf
  • Executive Producers: Braden Aftergood, Brandt Andersen, Peter Berg, Remington Chase, Grant Cramer, Mark Damon, Simon Fawcett, Kerry Foster, Louis G. Friedman, George Furla, Stepan Martirosyan, Jeff Rice, Steven Saxton, Lauren Selig, Adi Shankar, Jason Shuman, Spencer Silna, T
  • Art Direction: Steve Cooper
  • Casting: Jo Edna Boldin
  • D.O.P.: Tobias A. Schliessler
  • Editor: Colby Parker Jr.
  • Makeup: Howard Berger
  • Music: Steve Jablonsky
  • Production Design: Tom Duffield
  • Set Decoration: Ronald R. Reiss


Based on the failed mission "Operation Red Wings" which tasked four members of SEAL Team 10 on June 28, 2005 to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. They were quickly compromised and under attack, Marcus Luttrell being the only member to survive and evade capture.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Albuquerque, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Strong bloody war violence and pervasive language
  • Production Budget: $50 million
  • Production Companies: Emmett/Furla Films, Envision Entertainment Corporation, Film 44, Herrick Entertainment, Hollywood Studios International, Spikings Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 2 October 2012 - December 2012

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Some filmmakers have to agree to direct big-budget blockbusters in order to get to make the smaller films they want to do. Michael Bay has to do a fourth "Transformers" as part of the deal he made to get the go-ahead on his bodybuilder action comedy "Pain and Gain". The same goes for Peter Berg who had to helm last year's disastrous mega-budget board game adaptation "Battleship" in order to get the $50 million in funding he needed for this true story Afghan war drama.

While "Zero Dark Thirty" dealt with perhaps the greatest single operational success story of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East over the past ten years, 'Lone' covers one of its most infamous failures. In fact, the 'Operation Red Wings' mission in June 2005 has been described as "the worst single day loss of life for Naval Special Warfare personnel since World War II." A team of four men, SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission of surveillance and reconnaissance of the notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Just hours after insertion, the group fell into an ambush and three of the four were killed.

A sixteen-man helicopter crew sent in to rescue them was subsequently shot down by a rocket propelled grenade. The operation lasted three more weeks as the bodies of the deceased were recovered and the only survivor, Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), was rescued. Of the film adaptation, the real Luttrell says: "I want to make sure that the movie is true to the book. Most people get their information from movies and TV and don’t read so I want to make sure this movie is as realistic as possible."

Employing the RED Epic cameras (ala "The Hobbit") and shot in New Mexico this past Fall, Wahlberg is joined by a great cast including Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster as his three fellow SEALs. There's also Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana as a SEAL and a Lt. Commander respectively who were both on the helicopter. It's a fairly grim story, but Berg has demonstrated an excellent handling of this kind of action and can be a solid director when the material is good enough as it was in "Friday Night Lights" and "The Kingdom". This is also a film that has the potential to be both critically and commercially well-regarded."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 January 2014: France
  • 9 January 2014: Hungary
  • 24 January 2014: Sweden
  • 30 January 2014: Greece
  • 31 January 2014: UK
  • 20 February 2014: Italy, Portugal
  • 27 February 2014: Denmark
  • 28 February 2014: Turkey
  • 20 March 2014: Germany