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The True Story of Blackhawk Down (2003)

Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993. Actual militia and US rangers are interviewed to tell... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
David Jeremiah ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hussein Aidid Hussein Aidid ... Self
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Self - Ranger
Lee Van Arsdale Lee Van Arsdale ... Self - Special Forces Operator
John Belman John Belman ... Self - Ranger
Anton Berendsen Anton Berendsen ... Self - Ranger
Mark Bowden ... Self - Author of 'Black Hawk Down'
Jammaa Cabdulle Jammaa Cabdulle ... Self - Militiaman
Abukar Cali Abukar Cali ... Self - Somali Medic
John Collett John Collett ... Self - Ranger
Ashad Dedine Ashad Dedine ... Self - Mogadishu Community Leader
Mike Durant Mike Durant ... Self - Pilot (as Michael Durant)
Mike Goodale Mike Goodale ... Self - Ranger
James Holmstrom James Holmstrom ... Self - Ranger
Adballahi Hussan Adballahi Hussan ... Self - Aidid Minister
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Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993. Actual militia and US rangers are interviewed to tell us the different sides of the conflict when Somalia was under the power of Aidid. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This documentary is featured on the Black Hawk Down (2001) Deluxe Edition DVD, released in June of 2003. See more »

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One true American hero after another...
21 August 2003 | by EyePlayGolfSee all my reviews

If you have seen the Hollywood version of the book "Black Hawk Down" and have wondered if that is how urban warfare really takes place - here is your answer. The real life commentary by the soldiers that fought in Somalia is chilling, and at the same time inspiring. Knowing that people like these men even exist should make you proud to be an American. Now that I have raved about the content we can not ignore the way it was put togehter for TV. Just the right amount of real and dramatized images, along with the true stories from men who barley survived. When you are done watching this you will not be sorry you spent the time.


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3 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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