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Blackhawk Down
  • Director 
     Ridley Scott
  • Actors 
     Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, William Fichtner
  • Year 
     2002
  • Notable Appearance 
     M4A1 M203, M16A2, M14, MP5, SG1, AK47, M249, M60
  • Story 
     7
  • Combat Scenes 
     10
  • Weapon Variety 
     8
  • High Factor 
     9

 

BLACKHAWK DOWN is director Ridley Scott's (GLADIATOR) adaptation of the true war story as told in Mark Bowden's book of the same title. The film takes place in 1993 when the U.S. sent special forces into Somalia to bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Using Black Hawk helicopters to lower the soldiers onto the ground, an unexpected attack by Somalian forces brings two of the helicopters down immediately. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their balance while enduring heavy gunfire.

There are a LOT of excellent shoot-out sequences in this movie - too many to name - literally the entire movie is one big shootout. Firstly all soldiers are toting the M733 which makes you want to grab one for yourself (M733 from Tokyo Marui in our AEG section). Then there is the soldier who holds his final ground with a Remington M14 rifle before he is over-run by a violent mob. And of course, there are too many AK47's to count - but all said, this is a grim and serious movie. Definitely worth watching if you are at all into skirmishes and want to get a better sense of what real shoot-out is like! Grim. Check out the ultra cool official site at official site.