Black Hawk Down (2001) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
7.7/ 10 (181033 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for intense, realistic, graphic war violence, and for language

Production Company
Jerry Bruckheimer Films [us]
Revolution Studios [us]
Scott Free Productions [gb] - (in association with)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 18 December 2001
(USA) - 28 December 2001
(USA) - 28 December 2001
(Hong Kong) - 17 January 2002
(Singapore) - 17 January 2002

Running Time
USA:152 (extended version)

Rangers Lead the Way. Leave No Man Behind.

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Technical Support
CAM:Arriflex 35-IIC, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 435 ES, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
CAM:Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
CAM:Moviecam SL, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux HR Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
MET:3937 m - (Germany)
MET:3945 m - (Switzerland)
MET:3952 m - (Sweden)
MET:4046 m - (Spain)
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 250D 5246, EXR 100T 5248, Vision 320T 5277, Vision 500T 5279)
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Adoti, Razaaq as [Mo'alim] <38>
  2. Amankwah, Kofi as [Somali Kid] <46>
  3. Bana, Eric as [Hoot] <4>
  4. Beetem, Chris as [Joyce] <30>
  5. Bloom, Orlando as [Blackburn] <33>
  6. Bremner, Ewen (I) as [Nelson] <6>
  7. Burrell, Ty as [Wilkinson] <43>
  8. Casseus, Gabriel as [Kurth] <8>
  9. Coates, Kim as [Wex] <9>
  10. Coster-Waldau, Nikolaj as [Gordon] <24>
  11. Dancy, Hugh as [Schmid] <10>
  12. Eldard, Ron as [Durant] <11>
  13. Etienne, Treva as [Firimbi] <39>
  14. Fichtner, William as [Sanderson] <5>
  15. Fitzgerald, Tac as [Thomas] <31>
  16. Ford, Steven (I) as [Cribbs] <25>
  17. Geohagen, Lee as [Somali Son with Gun] <49>
  18. Giovinazzo, Carmine as [Goodale] <29>
  19. Gruffudd, Ioan as [Beales] <12>
  20. Guiry, Tom as (as Thomas Guiry) [Yurek] <13>
  21. Hardy, Tom (I) as (as Thomas Hardy) [Twombly] <27>
  22. Harris, George (II) as [Atto] <37>
  23. Hartnett, Josh (I) as [Eversmann] <1>
  24. Hersi, Abdibashir Mohamed as [Somali Spy] <40>
  25. Hildebrandt, Jason as [Jollata] <45>
  26. Hoch, Danny as [Pilla] <15>
  27. Hofheimer, Charlie as [Smith] <14>
  28. Isaacs, Jason as [Steele] <16>
  29. Ivanek, Zeljko as [Harrell] <17>
  30. Johnson, Corey (I) as (uncredited) [U.S. Medic]
  31. Kestner, Boyd as [Goffena] <44>
  32. Linville, Kent as [Othic] <34>
  33. Marsden, Matthew as [Sizemore] <32>
  34. McGregor, Ewan as [Grimes] <2>
  35. Morshower, Glenn as [Matthews] <18>
  36. Murciano, Enrique as [Ruiz] <35>
  37. Myers, Johann as [Somali Father] <48>
  38. Piven, Jeremy as [Wolcott] <19>
  39. Quarcoo, Joshua as [Somali Kid] <47>
  40. Rees, Norman Campbell as (uncredited) [Ranger]
  41. Roof, Michael as [Maddox] <36>
  42. Sexton III, Brendan as [Kowalewski] <20>
  43. Shepard, Sam as [Garrison] <7>
  44. Sizemore, Tom as [McKnight] <3>
  45. Sporleder, Gregory as [Galentine] <28>
  46. Strong, Johnny (II) as [Shughart] <21>
  47. Tyson, Richard (I) as [Busch] <22>
  48. Van Holt, Brian as [Struecker] <23>
  49. Virgo, Ian as [Waddell] <26>
  50. Vokoun, Pavel as [Briley] <41>
  51. Woods, Dan (V) as [Fales] <42>
  52. Facio, Giannina as (uncredited) [Stephanie Shughart]


  1. Drama
  2. History
  3. War

Full Plot

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen, leading to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. This film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on Sgt. Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. Matthew Patay: revised by Brady Schloz Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 463,702 (Brazil) (24 March 2002) AD: 376,144 (Brazil) (17 March 2002) AD: 184,625 (Brazil) (10 March 2002) (opening weekend) AD: 507,202 (France) (12 March 2002) AD: 267,038 (Germany) (20 October 2002) AD: 145,900 (Germany) (13 October 2002) AD: 87,304 (Netherlands) (31 December 2002) AD: 101,031 (Norway) (19 May 2002) AD: 95,304 (Norway) (28 April 2002) AD: 53,683 (Norway) (31 March 2002) AD: 543,571 (Spain) (31 August 2002) AD: 35,156 (Switzerland) BT: USD 92,000,000 CP: © 2001 Revolution Studios Distribution Company LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. GR: USD 108,638,745 (USA) (14 April 2002) GR: USD 108,585,355 (USA) (7 April 2002) GR: USD 108,500,629 (USA) (31 March 2002) GR: USD 108,264,894 (USA) (24 March 2002) GR: USD 107,805,045 (USA) (17 March 2002) GR: USD 106,745,304 (USA) (10 March 2002) GR: USD 104,678,367 (USA) (3 March 2002) GR: USD 101,310,344 (USA) (24 February 2002) GR: USD 96,463,507 (USA) (17 February 2002) GR: USD 86,716,746 (USA) (10 February 2002) GR: USD 75,063,935 (USA) (3 February 2002) GR: USD 58,893,074 (USA) (27 January 2002) GR: USD 35,471,639 (USA) (20 January 2002) GR: USD 1,473,884 (USA) (13 January 2002) GR: USD 558,812 (USA) (6 January 2002) GR: USD 274,347 (USA) (30 December 2001) GR: GBP 5,664,347 (UK) (17 February 2002) GR: GBP 5,360,404 (UK) (10 February 2002) GR: GBP 4,709,553 (UK) (3 February 2002) GR: GBP 3,594,367 (UK) (27 January 2002) GR: GBP 1,772,920 (UK) (20 January 2002) GR: USD 712,238 (Russia) (4 August 2002) GR: EUR 2,454,453 (Spain) (31 August 2002) OW: USD 274,347 (USA) (30 December 2001) (4 screens) OW: GBP 1,772,920 (UK) (20 January 2002) (406 screens) SD: 3 March 2001 - July 2001 WG: USD 32,714 (USA) (14 April 2002) (28 screens) WG: USD 59,909 (USA) (7 April 2002) (68 screens) WG: USD 128,953 (USA) (31 March 2002) (109 screens) WG: USD 238,773 (USA) (24 March 2002) (205 screens) WG: USD 550,487 (USA) (17 March 2002) (542 screens) WG: USD 1,344,595 (USA) (10 March 2002) (1,141 screens) WG: USD 2,304,992 (USA) (3 March 2002) (1,532 screens) WG: USD 3,603,377 (USA) (24 February 2002) (1,802 screens) WG: USD 7,251,711 (USA) (17 February 2002) (2,150 screens) WG: USD 8,003,621 (USA) (10 February 2002) (2,964 screens) WG: USD 11,112,555 (USA) (3 February 2002) (3,143 screens) WG: USD 17,012,268 (USA) (27 January 2002) (3,101 screens) WG: USD 33,628,211 (USA) (20 January 2002) (3,101 screens) WG: USD 748,459 (USA) (13 January 2002) (16 screens) WG: USD 193,021 (USA) (6 January 2002) (4 screens) WG: USD 274,347 (USA) (30 December 2001) (4 screens) WG: GBP 117,082 (UK) (17 February 2002) (148 screens) WG: GBP 317,035 (UK) (10 February 2002) (273 screens) WG: GBP 587,518 (UK) (3 February 2002) (355 screens) WG: GBP 1,064,344 (UK) (27 January 2002) (406 screens) WG: GBP 1,772,920 (UK) (20 January 2002) (406 screens)

Movie Certificate

18SG (Malaysia)
13+ (Canada)(Quebec)
M/16 (Portugal)
A (India)
18 (Czech Republic)
15 (Ireland)
VM14 (Italy)
16 (Argentina)
MA (Australia)(re-rating on appeal)
R (Australia)(original rating)
14 (Brazil)
18A (Canada)
K-15 (Finland)
-12 (France)
16 (Germany)
IIB (Hong Kong)
16 (Netherlands)
R16 (New Zealand)
15 (Norway)
14 (Peru)
PG-13 (Philippines)
NC-16 (Singapore)
15 (South Korea)
13 (Spain)
15 (Sweden)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
16 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
15 (UK)
R (USA)(certificate #38095)
16 (Iceland)

Music Composers

  1. Zimmer, Hans


  1. Idziak, Slawomir (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Murphy, David (II)
  2. Sheldon, Sammy (I) (as Sammy Howarth-Sheldon)


Ascot Elite Entertainment Group [ch] - (2002) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Cascade Film [ru] - (2002) (Russia) (theatrical)
Columbia Pictures [us] - (2001) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors [gb] - (2002) (UK) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [fr] - (2002) (France) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de Argentina [ar] - (2002) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de Espa√Īa [es] - (2002) (Spain) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [us] - (2002) (USA) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Video [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar Italia [it] - (2002) (Italy) (theatrical)
Constantin-Filmverleih [at] - (2002) (Austria) (theatrical)
FS Film Oy [fi] - (2002) (Finland) (theatrical) (VHS) (DVD) (1-disc release)
FS Film Oy [fi] - (2003) (Finland) (DVD) (3-disc release)
Falcon [cz] - (2002) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
InterCom [hu] - (2002) (Hungary) (all media)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2002) (Argentina) (DVD)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2002) (Argentina) (VHS)
Motion Picture Distribution of Estonia [ee] - (2002) (Estonia) (all media)
Myndform [is] - (2002) (Iceland) (theatrical)
Nelonen [fi] - (2005) (2007) (Finland) (TV)
Pony Canyon [jp] - (2013) (Japan) (DVD)
Prooptiki [gr] - (2002) (Greece) (all media)
SF Film [dk] - (2002) (Denmark) (theatrical)
SF Home Entertainment [se] - (2002) (Sweden) (DVD)
SF Home Entertainment [se] - (2003) (Sweden) (DVD)
SF Home Entertainment [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
SF Norge A/S [no] - (2002) (Norway) (theatrical)
Senator Film [de] - (2002) (Germany) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sony Pictures Releasing [br] - (2002) (Brazil) (all media)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) [se] - (2002) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures [de] - (2003) (Germany) (DVD)
Warner Bros. [pl] - (2002) (Poland) (theatrical)
Yorin [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Scalia, Pietro


  1. Aabach, Mohamed Essaghir (crowd marshall: Morocco)
  2. Adams, Kirby (I) (payroll accountant)
  3. Adidou, Mustapha (location assistant) (uncredited)
  4. Anderson, Damian (assistant production coordinator)
  5. Aoulad Abdellah, Majid (location manager)
  6. Arsdale, Lee Van (military consultant) (as Colonel Lee Van Arsdale USA Retired)
  7. Atherton, Simon (I) (master armorer)
  8. Bahmanyar, Mir (researcher: military) (uncredited)
  9. Banarie, Orna (assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer)
  10. Bedford-Stradling, Rosie (first aid: second unit)
  11. Ben Ali, Tarik Ait (production assistant)
  12. Bendetti, Vanessa (researcher)
  13. Bennett, Robert Leslie (assistant: Mr. Zimmer) (as Robert Bennett)
  14. Berdy, Kimberley Ann (production coordinator: Los Angeles)
  15. Bono, Milena (shipping coordinator)
  16. Bounit, Samir (controller of Morocco labor: Morocco)
  17. Bowden, Mark (II) (consultant)
  18. Boyle, Kaz (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  19. Brar, René (story editor)
  20. Bruce, Andrea (assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer)
  21. Bukojemski, Michal (video tap)
  22. Butler, Jerome (dialect coach: adr) (uncredited)
  23. Butterworth, Sandra (dialect coach)
  24. Camins, Dan (assistant to producer) (uncredited)
  25. Campbell, John K. (assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer)
  26. Choukri, Houssna (assistant: Mr. Souissi, Morocco)
  27. Cook, Toby E. (production assistant)
  28. Cummings, Steve (II) (armorer)
  29. Cuquet, Joni (field publicist) (uncredited)
  30. Dale, Merrilee (location accountant)
  31. Dunne, Tommy (armorer)
  32. Edgerly, Chris (additional voices) (uncredited)
  33. El Fassi, Karim (local crew)
  34. El Jaouhari, Colonel (military advisor: Morocco)
  35. Elamri, Karim (production translator: Morocco)
  36. Ellul, Pierre (set production assistant)
  37. Eshelman, Mark (I) (scoring stage manager: Sony) (uncredited)
  38. Ferroni, Carla (travel coordinator)
  39. Garcia, Francisco Paco (helicopter pilot)
  40. Garretta, Jose (helicopter pilot)
  41. Ghiadi, Nabil (military advisor: Morocco) (as Captain Nabil Ghiadi)
  42. Glasser-Hancock, Donna (production accountant) (as Donna Glasser)
  43. Grayson, Jerry (II) (helicopter pilot)
  44. Gregory, Nicky (first aid)
  45. Gutentag, Gabriela (marketing consultant) (uncredited)
  46. Halaoui, Souheil (assistant location)
  47. Halaoui, Souheil (assistant locations)
  48. Hausmann, Alan (armorer)
  49. Heaphy, Charles (production financing) (uncredited)
  50. Hendrickson, Bart (samples coordinator)
  51. Hook, Jonathan (base camp manager)
  52. Humphries, Harry (I) (technical advisor)
  53. Izlaguen, Abdenabi (location unit manager)
  54. Jay, Baron (production assistant) (uncredited)
  55. Jay, Baron (stand-in) (uncredited)
  56. Jones, Sally (II) (script supervisor)
  57. Josipovic, Dragan (military liaison: Morocco) (as Dragan Josipovic Joss)
  58. Kenyon, Dennis (helicopter pilot)
  59. Komornicki, Nick (armorer)
  60. Laaouina, Fatima (production translator: Morocco)
  61. Latham, Diana E. (aerial military coordinator) (as Diana Latham)
  62. Laurel, Ernst W. (assistant accountant) (as Ernest Laurel)
  63. Leener, David B. (product placement)
  64. Leigh, Milly (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  65. Lima, Rafael (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  66. Lloyd, Jason (I) (scoring stage manager: Sony) (uncredited)
  67. Lockhart, Matt L. (assistant: Alan Meyerson) (uncredited)
  68. Luther, Jennifer P. (first assistant accountant)
  69. Luther, Nicole (second assistant accountant)
  70. Magne, Marielle (production assistant)
  71. Mancino, Domenico (blacksmith)
  72. Mancino, Domenico (blacksmith) (as Memmo)
  73. Matthews, Thomas (II) (military consultant) (as Colonel Thomas Matthews USA Retired)
  74. McCollum, Thomas (technical advisor: DOD USASOC) (as Major Tom McCollum USA)
  75. Morgan, Zoe (assistant script supervisor)
  76. Morris, Trevor (I) (assistant: Hans Zimmer)
  77. Mouveau, Grégoire (location facilities manager) (as Gregoire Mouveau)
  78. Muik, Melissa (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  79. Nakamoto, Moanike'ala (assistant: Mr. Zimmer)
  80. Nekmouche, Khalid (location manager: Morocco)
  81. Nixon, John (III) (armorer)
  82. North, Stephen (I) (aerial safety coordinator) (as Stephen J. North)
  83. Painchaux, Celine Dechanet (set medic: Morocco) (as Dr. Celine Dechanet Painchaux)
  84. Pakulniewicz, Tracy (operations: JBF)
  85. Paris, David (aerial coordinator)
  86. Parodi, Milena Boni (shipping coordinator)
  87. Patadé, Anil (construction accountant) (as Anil Patade)
  88. Petersen, Wynn (production: Jerry Bruckheimer Films)
  89. Pickford, Philip (aerial safety coordinator: second unit)
  90. Pinter, Nada (script supervisor: second unit)
  91. Posly, Ryan (assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer)
  92. Quiles, Ian (production assistant)
  93. Rapagna, Phillip (voice looping) (uncredited)
  94. Rees, Norman Campbell (stand-in) (uncredited)
  95. Reinhard, Sven (II) (assistant accountant)
  96. Reitman, Robin (first assistant accountant)
  97. Repalust, Branko (armorer)
  98. Richter, Petr (webbing master)
  99. Rochester, Trevor (armorer)
  100. Roddam, Patrick Michael (production assistant)
  101. Rosen, Steve (VI) (trainer)
  102. Rosenkranz, Freddy (helicopter pilot)
  103. Sacchetti, Davide (production assistant) (uncredited)
  104. Salvy-Guide, India (production assistant)
  105. Semmar, Ibtisame (assistant accountant: Morocco)
  106. Sharp, Burton (adr group coordinator) (as Burt Sharp)
  107. Shulman, Neville (I) (special advisor: Mr. Scott)
  108. Shumacher, Olaf (helicopter pilot)
  109. Singer, Michael (I) (unit publicist)
  110. Somner, Mark (base camp manager)
  111. Sperandeo, Justin (assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer)
  112. Suman, Dana (production assistant)
  113. Taha, Widad (production secretary: Morocco)
  114. Thomas, Keni (technical advisor)
  115. Tisli, Omar (crowd marshall: Morocco)
  116. Townshend, Aminta (assistant: Mr. Lustig)
  117. Viola, Mary (I) (assistant: Mr. Oman)
  118. Vitallo, Beth (assistant: Mr. Scott)
  119. Walton, Ed (assistant: Mr. Stenson)
  120. Whittaker, Kim (production assistant)
  121. Wolff, Marc (aerial coordinator)
  122. Wraight, Michelle (prosthetics crew)
  123. Wyndham, Mark (assistant: armorer)
  124. Zajonc, Robert 'Bobby Z' (helicopter pilot) (as Bobby Zajonc)
  125. Zaroui, Issa (location manager) (uncredited)


Eversmann: Nobody asks to be a hero, it just sometimes turns out that way. [Watching a Somali mother pick up a gun] Specialist Mike Kurth: Don't do it lady! "Hoot": When I go home people'll ask me, "Hey Hoot, why do you do it man? What, you some kinda war junkie?" You know what I'll say? I won't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you, and that's it. That's all it is. Struecker: No one gets left behind, you know that. Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan: You Americans don't smoke anymore. You live long, dull and uninteresting lives. "Hoot": Y'know what I think? Don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit just goes right out the window. Struecker: It's what you do right now that makes a difference. Smith: I'm sorry. Eversmann: You have nothing to be sorry about. You saved Twombly, you did it perfect. Smith: You okay Twombs? Twombly: Yeah, I'm okay, Jamie. Eversmann: See, you did what you were trained to do. You should be proud of that, be proud of that. Smith: Ev? Eversmann: Yeah. Smith: Do me a favor, okay? Tell my parents that I fought well today. And tell them that I... that I... that I fought hard. Eversmann: You're gonna tell them yourself okay, Jamie? Smith: Are... are the humvees here? Eversmann: They're coming, Jamie. They're coming. You just gotta hold on for a little longer. Can you do that? Smith: I can, I can. It's nothing. It's nothing. Durant: Where's the rescue squad? Shughart: We're it. Eversmann: Remember, we're Rangers not some sorry-ass JROTC. We're Elite. Let's act like it out there. Hoo-ah? Rangers: Hoo-ah! [after an explosion] Sanderson: Are you alright? Grimes: Yeah, I can hear bells ringin'! Crew Chief: Hey, Grimesy! No fear! Grimes: Oh, yeah, RIGHT! Pilot: Mike Durant, we won't leave you behind. General Garrison: If we don't hold down this city we are gonna have 100 caskets to fill by morning. Atto: You shouldn't have come here. This is a civil war. This is our war, not yours. General Garrison: 300,000 dead and counting. That's not a war Mr. Atto. That's genocide. Grimes: Why aren't you shooting? Waddell: We're not being shot at yet. Grimes: How can you tell? Waddell: A hiss means it's close. A snap means... [a bullet whizzes close by] Waddell: Now they're shooting at us! [they begin returning fire] Eversmann: Look, these people, they have no jobs, no food, no education, no future. I just figure that we have two things we can do. Help, or we can sit back and watch a country destroy itself on CNN. Right? "Hoot": Sergeant, you got your men this far. You did it right today. Now you gotta start thinking about getting them out of here. [after Wolcott's bird goes down] Garrison: We just lost the initiative. McKnight: You, get up there and drive! Othic: But I'm shot Colonel! McKnight: Everybody's shot! We need the prisoners, let's go! Todd Blackburn: Well, I'm here to kick some ass. Yurek: [Looks at Nelson strangely] What's wrong with him? Twombly: Oh, he's deaf. My fault. Grimes: It's all in the grind, Sizemore. Can't be too fine, can't be too coarse. This, my friend, is a science. I mean you're looking at the guy that believed all the commercials. You know, about the "be all you can be." I made coffee through Desert Storm. I made coffee through Panama while everyone else got to fight, got to be a Ranger. Now it's "Grimesy, black, one sugar" or "Grimesy, got a powdered anywhere?" Garrison: Good luck, boys. Be careful. Nobody gets left behind. Grimes: [looks at Eversmann's face] Grimes: What's wrong? Eversmann: Nothing. He's just never done that before. Grimes: Oh, fuck! Eversmann: You okay? Todd Blackburn: Excited. In a good way. I've been training my whole life for this. Eversmann: You ever shot at anybody before? Todd Blackburn: No Sergeant. Eversmann: Me neither. [Durant and Wolcott talk over the intercom as they fly past each other in their helicopters] Durant: Six-One, this is Six-Four, go to UHF secure. I've got some bad news. Cliff Wolcott: Limo is a word, Durant. I don't want to hear about it. Durant: It is not a word. It's an abbreviation of a word. Cliff Wolcott: Limo is a word in common usage. That is the key phrase in scrabble, my friend, common usage. Durant: No! If it's not in the dictionary, it doesn't count. Cliff Wolcott: It doesn't have to be in the dictionary! Durant: It does have to be in the dictionary! Listen, when we get back to base, it's coming off the board. Cliff Wolcott: You touch my limo and I'll spank you, Night Stalker. You hear me? Durant: Yeah. Promises. Pilla: Colonel, they're shooting at us! Colonel, they're shooting at us! McKnight: Well shoot back! Yurek: [ducking behind a car after being shot at by Nelson] Rangers? Twombly: HO! Yurek: It's Yurek! You fucking assholes! Nelson: Fuck! Twombly: We almost fucking killed you! Well, come to us! Yurek: Fuck you! Come to me! [after Nelson, Twombly, and Yurek grouped together; talking about equipment] Twombly: Never mind. You brought NOD, right? Yurek: No, I did not bring it. You know why? Because you said: "You won't need that dude, we'll be back in a half-hour." Twombly: [feeling guilty] I wasn't exactly saying that to you. [Durant is being interrogated] Durant: My government will never negotiate for me. Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan: Then perhaps you and I can negotiate, huh? Soldier to Soldier. Durant: I am not in charge Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan: Course not, you have the power to kill, but not negotiate. In Somalia, Killing is Negotiation. Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan: Do you think if you get General Aidid, we will simply put down our weapons and adopt American democracy? That the killing will stop? We know this. Without victory, there will be no peace. There will always be killing, see? This is how things are in our world. "Hoot": See you're thinking. Don't. 'Cause Sergeant, you can't control who gets hit or who doesn't or who falls out of a chopper or why. It ain't up to you. It's just war. [imitating Cpt. Steele] Pilla: Speak up, you say this is your safety? Well, this is my boot, son, and it will fit up your ass with the proper amount of force! "Hoot": [speaking about the shooting earlier] Nice man, very smooth. Gordon: Single shot through the engine block. "Hoot": Shit, that's a shame. That was a nice jeep. [after Hoot cuts in front of Blackburn in the line for food] Blackburn: Hey man, there's a line. "Hoot": I know. Blackburn: And this isn't the back of it. "Hoot": Yeah, I know. Steele: Sergeant, what's the meaning of this? [Thinking he's talking about the unauthorized pig picking] "Hoot": Just a little aerial target practice, sir. Didn't want to leave 'em behind. Steele: I'm talking about your weapon, soldier. Now Delta or no-Delta, that's still a hot weapon. Your safety should be on at all times. "Hoot": This is my safety, sir. [He holds up his index finger and bends motions as if squeezing a trigger and then walks off] Sanderson: Let it alone, sir. He hasn't eaten in a few days. [On seeing wild boars running below the Black Hawk] "Hoot": Who's hungry? Sanderson: So where did they find you? Grimes: Behind a desk. [Sanderson laughs] Grimes: No really. [trying to start a conversation] Eversmann: You know, it's kind of funny. Beautiful beach, beautiful sun. Could almost be a nice place to visit. "Hoot": Almost. Garrison: You know, the last one of these guys shot himself in the head playing Russian-Roulette in a bar. Harell: Now he's saying the target building's actually a couple blocks down but if he's seen outside it he'll be shot. Garrison: I'll fucking shoot him myself a couple blocks down. Tell him I want his skinny ass parked in front of the damn building, he's not getting paid til he does exactly that. McKnight: Ok, we're going to have to turn 'em around and go back the way we came. Maddox: WHAT? [Jamie Smith bounces a basketball on the table where Eversman is working] Eversmann: What the fuck, Smith? Smith: Well? Eversmann: "Well" what? Smith: We going out? Eversmann: Why should I tell you? Smith: Because I'm me! [a dying Ruiz is speaking to Cpt. Steele] Ruiz: Don't go back out there without me. I can still do my job. [after Captain Steele caught Sgt. Pilla imitating him] Steele: Quick word, Specialist. Dominick Pilla: Sir. [gives the middle finger to his fellow soldiers while walking with Steele] Steele: Tell me, Pilla. You understand why we have a chain of command, don't you? Dominick Pilla: Roger that, sir. Steele: 'Cause if I ever see you undermining it again, you'll be cleaning latrines with your tongue til you can't taste the difference between shit and French fries. Are we clear? Dominick Pilla: Hoo-ah, sir. McKnight: [over the radio] Get us off this fucking street! [after a RPG hit a building] Grimes: Fuuuuck this! [after McKnight orders Maddox to turn around and go back to Haldawig] Maddox: Sir, they're going to get us fucking killed out there! McKnight: Just get it over with! [on Wex's drawing] Busch: Looks good. Wex: It's improving. Busch: But if I may make a suggestion... more of an observation. Wex: Go ahead. Busch: It's a children's book. They aren't supposed to scare the living shit out of the children. [after Eversmann debriefs his chalk on Wolcott's crashed helicopter] Nelson: How come I gotta stay back here? Eversmann: Because you're dependable. Nelson: [to Twombly after Eversmann, Wadell, Schmid, and Galentine head for the crash site] I hate being dependable, man. Eversmann: You brought your gun? Todd Blackburn: Yes, Sarn't! Want me to shoot? I'm rested. Eversmann: When'd you get in? Todd Blackburn: Just now, Sarn't. Atto: You put up reward signs. Twenty-five thousand dollars! What is this? Gunfight at the K.O. Corral? Garrison: [laughs] It's the *O.K.* Corral. [the spy shows the right building] Garrison: Is he sure this time? Harell: He sounds scared shitless. Garrison: Good. That's always a good sign. [after the briefing] Matthews: What's the matter Danny? Something you don't like? McKnight: No Spectre gunships, daylight instead of night, late afternoon when they're all fucked up on Khat, only part of the city Aidid can mount a serious counter-attack on short notice... [chuckles] McKnight: What's not to like? Harell: Life's imperfect. McKnight: Yeah, for you two, circling above it at five hundred feet it's imperfect. Down in the street, it's unforgiving. [speaking about a Pakistani UN tank] Grimes: These things are fuckin' bullet magnets! [to cell phone] Atto: I'm going to be late. Nelson: The Humvees ain't coming back for us, dude. Durant: I'm not a ranger, I'm a pilot. [Grimes sees smoke from Somali tire fires in the distance as the Rangers fly towards the city] Grimes: Why are they burning tires? Waddell: Signals to the militia, that we're coming. [while powering up his black hawk for takeoff with other helicopters checking in over the radio] Durant: Fuckin' Irene! [spoken in Somali over a megaphone] Yousuf Dahir Mo'alim: This food is the property of Mohammad Farid Aidid, go back to your homes! Matthews: All units Irene. I say again, Irene. [McKnight sees Schmid treating the injured Blackburn] McKnight: What happened to him? Schmid: He fell, missed the rope. McKnight: How'd he do that? [Schmid shrugs with an odd smirk] [after Super 61 crashes] Harell: We got a black hawk down, we got a black hawk down. Matthews: Super 61 is down. We got a bird down in the city. Super 61 is on the deck now. Garrison: How far is Chalk Four from the crash site? Harell: Six blocks, sir. Garrison: They need to haul ass. [Spoken in Somali when capturing Mike Durant] Abdullah 'Firimbi' Hassan: Mohammad Farid Aidid... claims this prisoner... alive! CWO Dan Jollata: [Spots Somalis with RPGs and firearms] Art; I've got Skinnies with RPGS! Twelve o'clock! Crew Chief: [to Medics roping down] Go! Go! Go! Crew Chief: Roger; give me 90 degrees to the left. [Black Hawk rotates 90 degrees to the left while minigun begins to fire; killing all the Somalis with weapons while one stray RPG shoots down and misses TSgt. Tim "Wilkie" Wilkinson by inches] Steele: Open up the hatch, we've got men back here! Pakistani Driver: No room here, go on the roof! Sanderson: What's going on? Steele: The roof? Twombly: I ain't gettin on no fucking roof! Nelson: Twombly! The convoy's leaving! Hey Twombly! Twombly: What? Nelson: I think they've forgotten us! Twombly: WHAT? Nelson: It doesn't matter. [first title card] Title Card: BASED ON AN ACTUAL EVENT [second title card] Title Card: Only the dead have seen the end of war. Title Card: Plato [third title card] Title Card: SOMALIA - EAST AFRICA Title Card: 1992 [fourth title card] Title Card: Years of warfare among rival clans causes famine on a biblical scale. [fifth title card] Title Card: 300,000 civilians die of starvation. [sixth title card] Title Card: Mohamed Farrah Aidid, the most powerful of the warlords, rules the capital Mogadishu. [seventh title card] Title Card: He seizes international food shipments at the ports. Hunger is his weapon. [eighth title card] Title Card: The world responds. Behind a force of 20,000 U.S. Marines, food is delivered and order is restored. [ninth title card] Title Card: April 1993 Title Card: Aidid waits until the Marines withdraw, and then declares war on the remaining U.N. peacekeepers. [tenth title card] Title Card: In June, Aidid's militia ambush and slaughter 24 Pakistani soldiers, and begin targeting American personnel. [eleventh title card] Title Card: In late August, America's elite soldiers, Delta Force, Army Rangers and the 160th SOAR are sent to Mogadishu to remove Aidid and restore order. [twelfth title card] Title Card: The mission was to take three weeks, but six weeks later Washington was growing impatient. Cliff Wolcott: [after C2 repeated the initiative] Ireeene! McKnight: [after the wounded are sent off] Struecker, you lead humvee. Struecker: Hoo-ah! McKnight: [over the radio] How are things going? Things okay there, Struecker? Struecker: I don't wanna talk about it now, Colonel. I'm busy! [Pilla is shot and falls into the humvee] Thomas: Sergeant Pilla's hit! Christ, he's fucked up! McKnight: Is anybody hit? Struecker, talk to me! Struecker: It's Sergeant Pilla! McKnight: What's his status? What's his status? "Hoot": He's dead! Struecker: He's dead. Pilla's dead, sir. McKnight: C2, this is McKnight, we have a KIA: Dominick Pilla, over. Harell: Roger that. Struecker: Get on that fifty! Someone get on that fifty! "Hoot": It's mine! [first lines] Dan Busch: There. Technicals, nine o'clock. Othic: [after Kowalewski had been killed by an RPG] [to Mcknight] Othic: There's a fucking rocket in him, sir! McKnight: Othic, cool off! Goddamn it! There's live ordnance, now get out! McKnight: [after pulling Kowalewski's body out of the humvee] Son of a bitch! McKnight: [while helping to put Kowalewski into the back of the humvee] Lift him up! Easy, easy! McKnight: [while the convoy is under heavy fire going through a raided street] Motherfuckers! Motherfuckers! Steele: Pretty funny, hoo-ah? Sanderson: [after Cpt. Steele orders Grimes to hook up with Eversmann] "MY GUYS, LET'S GO!" [Deltas depart for the Wolcott crash site with Grimes in-tow] Steele: What's this Sargn't? Another taxpayer-funded Delta safari? Sanderson: Not if General Garrison's askin'. Steele: No, I'm askin'. Sanderson: Have a nice meal, captain. Cliff Wolcott: Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Cliff "Elvis" Wolcott, I'll be your pilot this afternoon. Federal regulations designate this a "non-smoking" Black Hawk helicopter. For those of you who have the "Mogadishu Frequent Flyer" program, you'll be earning a hundred free credits this afternoon, and as always, the air sickness bags are located in the seat-back, in front of you. "Hoot": Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit just goes right out the window. McKnight: Now, there will be some shooting. Bakara Market is the Wild West, but be careful what you shoot at because people do live there. General Garrison: Danny, you understand me? No one gets left behind! Eversmann: I was talking to Blackburn the other day, and he asked me "What changed? Why are we going home?" and I said "Nothing." That's not true either; I think everything's changed. I know I've changed. [sigh] You know a friend of mine asked me before I got here; it's when we were all shipping out. He asked me "Why are you going to fight somebody else's war? What, do you think you're heroes?" I didn't know what to say at the time, but if he'd ask me again I'd say no. I'd say there's not way in hell. Nobody asks to be a hero. [beat] It just sometimes turns out that way. [imitating Cpt. Steele] Pilla: Think. We are at the ten yard line here, men, you understand? Can you count? One, two, ten. Where are my runningbacks? Rangers: Hoo-ah! Pilla: Where are my runningbacks? Rangers: Hoo-ah! Pilla: Hey. I didn't see you in church on Sunday solider. You had something more important to do? Not on Sunday you don't, not anymore. I will make you believe, you understand? [deleted scene] Kowalewski: Beautiful day to fight. [voice-over, spoken with the credits] Shughart: My love, stay strong and you will do well in life. I love you and my children deeply. Today and tomorrow let each day grow and grow. Keep smiling and never give up even when things get you down. So in closing my love, tonight tuck my children in bed warmly. Tell them I love them, then hug them for me and give them both a kiss goodnight for daddy. [with blood covering his face, speaking to Col. McKnight] Othic: Colonel, I can't see shit. [watching Wex as he prepares for the mission] Joyce: Look at this man Ruiz, he's taping his blood type to his boot. That's bad luck. Ruiz: No. That's smart. [pulls out a death/goodbye letter] Ruiz: All Delta do that. Joyce: That's bad luck too, man. Todd Blackburn: Thats a nice beach down there. Hows the water? Durant: Yeah, its nice and warm... and it's loaded with sharks. Busch: Three guys with RPGs! Coming up on your side! Now! [Somalis fire the RPG, striking Super 6-1's tail rotor. 6-1 is now spinning out of control] Cliff Wolcott: Stay with it! Cliff Wolcott: [on radio] This is 6-1. I'm hit. I'm hit. Matthews: Super 6-1 is hit. He is hit. Wolcott's bird is hit. Cliff Wolcott: Hey Bull, you want to pull those PCLs offline or what? Briley: Right, babe. [6-1 is still spinning wildly] Cliff Wolcott: 6-1 going down, 6-1 going down. Matthews: Super 6-1 is going down. He is going down. [Various radio chatter repeating "6-1 going down", showing the Rangers on the ground looking up in disbelief at the spiraling chopper] Cliff Wolcott: Hold on! [6-1's crew are bracing for impact] Cliff Wolcott: [Chopper strikes a building] Ahhh! [6-1 crashes, blades flying everywhere] Harell: We've got a Black Hawk down, we've got a Black Hawk down. Matthews: Super 6-1 is down. We've got a bird down in the city. General Garrison: This is Garrison. Now I want to be sure y'all understand what your asking for, so say it out loud and clear. Shughart: We're asking to go in and set-up a perimeter until ground support arrives. Durant: Gordy! Shughart: Gordy's gone man. I'll be outside. Good luck. General Garrison: This isn't Iraq, you know. Much more complicated than that.

Other Titles

  1. Black Hawk Down (2001) (ENG)

  2. Black Hawk Down (2001) (ENG)

  3. Black Hawk Down (2001) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Kénitra Airbase, Morocco
  2. Sale, Morocco
  3. Sidi Moussa, Rabat, Morocco


- All Black Hawks and Little Birds used during the filming were from the 160th SOAR, (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and most of the pilots were involved in the actual battle on 3/4 October 1993. A lot of the extra Rangers in the film were current Rangers, serving with the 3/75 Ranger Regiment

- The photo of a wife and child that one of the soldiers is looking at is actually a photo of 'Eric Bana' (qv)'s wife and child. The props department forgot to take a photo of a wife and child with them, so asked Bana's wife and child who were traveling with him if they could use a photo of them in the movie.

- Despite the fact that 'Ken Nolan (II)' (qv) is the only credited writer there were others that contributed uncredited. 'Sam Shepard' (qv) wrote a some pages of dialogue, but they were not used; 'Eric Roth (I)' (qv) wrote crucial speeches for 'Josh Hartnett (I)' (qv) and 'Eric Bana' (qv) to deliver in the closing minutes; 'Steven Zaillian' (qv) made a dialogue-driven rewrite; and 'Stephen Gaghan' (qv) did one rewrite early on in the development. Nolan was the writer on the set for four months, and worked on the script for over two years. Prior to WGA arbitration, promotional