R | | Drama, Thriller, War
Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.
The combat patch worn by many of the special forces soldiers (including Lieutenant Colonel Falco) is from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which is garrisoned at Fort Irwin, California.
Senator Jasper Irving:
What I can say is that this strategy has patience and determination at its core. It ensures that it puts our fighting men in spots where they can face, and fight, and kill the enemy, so that we can then go on about rebuilding that country. And if it...
The title of the movie relates to a quotation noted by Robert Redford's character. However both the title and the comment by Redford's character are incorrect. The quote probably originates back to the Crimean War but was popularized during WW1 when a German General named Erich Ludendorff in complimenting the bravery of the opposing British soldiers yet criticizing British military command said "They are lions led by donkeys."
BRL 798,954 (Brazil) (11 November 2007)
$14,998,070 (USA) (3 February 2008)
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