Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

  • R
  • 2001
  • 144 min
  • UK, USA
  • drama, history, war

Captain Mike Steele leads a team of nearly 100 US Army Rangers who travel to the capital city of Mogadishu to nab the top two lieutenants of a Somali warlord.

Director: Ridley Scott

Screenwriter: Ken Nolan

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs

Though it's light on character development and cultural empathy, Black Hawk Down is a visceral, pulse-pounding portrait of war, elevated by Ridley Scott's superb technical skill.


  • Ridley Scott
    Ridley Scott

    Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. He was raised in an Army family, meaning that for most of his early life, his father — an officer in the Royal Engineers — was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. During this time the...

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Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott

Editor: Pietro Scalia

Casting: Bonnie Timmermann, Suzanne M. Smith

Director Of Photography: Slawomir Idziak

Original Music Composer: Hans Zimmer

Costume Design: David Murphy, Sammy Sheldon

Executive Producer: Branko Lustig, Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Simon West

Associate Producer: Harry Humphries, Terry Needham, Pat Sandston

Production Design: Arthur Max

Sound: Myron Nettinga, Michael Minkler, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers, Chris Munro


Source: based on the book by Mark Bowden

Tagline: Leave No Man Behind.

Genres: drama, history, war

Certificate: R

Categories: delta force, mogadishu somalia, somali civil war, horn of africa, army ranger, u.s. marine corps, military intervention, warlord, urban warfare, camaraderie, helicopter, militia, somalia, u.s. army, ak 47, special forces, starvation, arms dealer, combat, humvee, peace keeping


Year: 2001

Runtime: 144 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, Somali, Arabic

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos