Director: Peter Berg
Written by: Peter Berg (screenplay), Marcus Luttrell (book)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Alexander Ludwig, Jerry Ferrara, Scott Elrod and others.
Role: Navy Seal ... (name removed for privacy reasons)
Filming locations: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico areas
Year of filming: October - December 2012
Release: January 10th, 2014
Based on the best-selling book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10," which was written by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson (ghostwriter).
Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history. His squadmates fought valiantly beside him until he was the only one left alive, blasted by an RPG into a place where his pursuers could not find him. Over the next four days, terribly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell crawled for miles through the mountains and was taken in by sympathetic villagers who risked their lives to keep him safe from surrounding Taliban warriors. Peter Berg: "Unlike many of the portraits of soldiers at war presented in recent years, "Lone Survivor” is about the core warrior spirit. It’s an unabashed tribute to the courage of these men".