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Bravo Two Zero (1999)

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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Andy McNab (screenplay), Troy Kennedy-Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Bean ... Andy McNab
Jamie Bartlett ... Ray
Kevin Collins Kevin Collins ... Chris
Ian Curtis ... Baz
Richard Graham ... Mark
Robert Hobbs ... Stan
Steve Nicolson Steve Nicolson ... Dinger
Rick Warden ... Tony
Ron Senior Jr. Ron Senior Jr. ... Pete
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Iraqi Colonel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caz Abrahams Caz Abrahams ... White Socks
Nicholas Ashby Nicholas Ashby ... Jeral (as Nick Ashby)
Barry Berk Barry Berk ... Cyril
Julia Booth Julia Booth ... Sally
Melissa Carter Melissa Carter ... Katie
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was called "Bravo Two Zero" and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. Of the eight who went out, only five returned. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work; the weather was brutally cold. And they had been spotted. Written by Joanathan Amiran <pinkman@plastiv.com>

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A true story of survival against all the odds See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa | UK

Language:

English | Portuguese | Spanish

Release Date:

15 June 1999 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo Two Zero - Hinter feindlichen Linien See more »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | 4-Track Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

As well as the tracks mentioned the film also features Patsy Cline "Crazy" which was not mentioned in the soundtrack notes. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 36 mins, Andy checks a compass attached to his rifle. This would not happen as proximity to a mass of metal (such as a rifle or a steel helmet) could affect the reading due to magnetic interference. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
BBC Announcer: For Allied Forces in the Golf the preparation is over. The real battle, only days away. This relentless activity is a reminder that if final-hour diplomacy stumbles, then action against Iraq will be both certain and uncompromising. Saddam Hussein says it will be the mother of all battles. President Bush demanded that conflict must be swift and decisive.
President George H. W. Bush: This will not be another Vietnam. This will not be a protracted, drawn-out war.
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Connections

Referenced in The Real Story: Bravo Two Zero (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

In the air tonight
Written by Phil Collins
Performed by Phil Collins
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Realistic
17 October 2004 | by draconian1313See all my reviews

This movie is one of the most realistic Military movies that I have ever seen. Of course there are the overly powerful grenades and M-72 Rocket Launchers, but other than small Hollywood type explosions this movie shows great detail about a military patrol from the weight of a Rucksack, to the drills used to break contact with the enemy, Section attacks, how to re-organize going into a defensive position. But what the movie captures the best is the interaction between the soldiers. For those of us who have been, or currently are, this movie captures the comradery, the sense of humour that is quite unique to the military, and most importantly the bond between each of us that drives us to not quit on each other.


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