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Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record
Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc

Posted on 01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST by LeoWindhorse

The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11

(Excerpt) Read more at mediastinger.com ...


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KEYWORDS: afghanistan; boxoffice; hollywood; lonesurvivor; marcusluttrell; moviereview; specialforces
One of the amazing things about this movie is that Marcus Luttrell is in it . Yet he did not allow himself to appear in the credits . This man is the real deal , a 100% red blooded American hero . God bless him .
1 posted on 01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

God bless him and his band of brothers.

They did what they could with a cursed mission

And God bless the producers (Marky Mark) for picking it up and getting a good screenwriter

It could’ve been a mess like that wretched saving private Ryan. Yak!


2 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:27 AM PST by stanne
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To: LeoWindhorse

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/lone-survivor.php


3 posted on 01/16/2014 12:30:56 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Lone Survivor movie ping


4 posted on 01/16/2014 12:48:51 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: LeoWindhorse

As of yesterday afternoon, the movie “Lone Survivor” had grossed $44,000,000 domestically. Every American should see this excellent, moving, patriotic flick!!! We should turn out by the millions to send a clear message to Obama, his Obamabots, the Democrat Party & Obama’s media low life.....that we the people care deeply about all of our military perssonel. Folks...just go do it....see “Lone Survivor”!!!

Just remember that “every” TV News station in the country....local, national, cable, whatever, and all newspapers, blogs, etc., posts & reports these numbers every Sunday!!!! Support our troops....help destroy Obama and the Democrat Party politically!!! See “Lone Survivor”!!!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:05:17 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I loved the movie but it bothered me in a number of ways.

Why didn’t they have a better means of communicating with friendly forces?

Why were only 2 Apaches on hand for both Army and Marine air support?

Where were the A-10’s, Cobra’s, Kiawa’s and other forms of air support?

I was just really bothered by the limited number of assets these guy had available to them.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:07:04 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

It wasn’t the first time that crap happened. obama’s roe have caused more American deaths during his tenure than the whole rest of the war in Afghanistn. And mccrystal, petraeus, and allen helped.
THEY should be tried for war crimes against our troops.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:32 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Answer: Obama failed to support our troops in the field!!! Example: You don’t think most Roman Emperors fought their battles directly....they listened to what their Generals said what was needed....gave it to them, and then the Generals went out and took care of business!!! Obama hates the military command and the military in general. He could care less as to what happens to them!!


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:17:29 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Carbonsteel

It also bothered me that he made that decision. The Lone Survivor made the decision to allow their enemies to walk own that mountain. Luttrell sealed the destiny of those 19 people who died. May sound harsh; but that is reality.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:29:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stanne

What problems did you have with Saving Private Ryan?


10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:36:44 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: MestaMachine

I think it happened during Bush’s time in office.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:52:46 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: wastedyears

——What problems did you have with Saving Private Ryan?——

I loved the movie...my only problem is for some reason they put Ted Dansan in it...minor role...

But he’s a libtard and seemed out of place....


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:55:18 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Budget was an estimated $40 million, so they’re probably in the black already.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 3:17:44 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Carbonsteel

They were operating in a remote area of the Kunar provence in the extreme eastern part of Afgn. They were most likely beyond the reach of Khandahar air assets, relying on support from their Forward Operating Base. Same for their radios, blocked by mountains and distance. They should have had satellite comms though.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 3:32:59 AM PST by Justa
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

uh this was in 2005... a little before Zero’s time.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 3:40:18 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: Carbonsteel; All

Just to make it perfectly clear, this happened in 2005, under Bush’s watch. The house and the Senate were both Republican majority. The amount of troops and assets in Afghanistan were miniscule for the mission because of the Surge in Iraq.

But, to make it perfectly clear, the Obama ROE’s have made it far worse.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 3:49:03 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you are basing that OPINION based on the movie, Marcus said himself that the movie people to some liberties with that sequence. But he let it slide. I would wager he let it slide so not to sully the memory or honor of his brothers who are no longer with us. Remember, Murphy was an officer, Marcus was a Petty Officer (enisted). Marcus did not make the decision, Murphy did, as he should considering all of the pros and cons of his TEAM members.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 3:59:42 AM PST by mazda77
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To: PghBaldy

Then, after losing all of his buddies, he comes back (after Iraq), and gets a service dog to help heal. The dog is killed by a bunch of thugs...


18 posted on 01/16/2014 4:08:56 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: mazda77
Well.....What we know now....more clearly.....of the house and senate....under Bush or Obama....I'm not giving anyone a pass!....and that includes Bush.

Our military has been getting the shafted through many administrations!

19 posted on 01/16/2014 4:13:04 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: PghBaldy

2005 in the Hindu Kush mountain region of Afghanistan.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 4:16:34 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: mazda77
The surge in Iraq took place in 2007.

Good lord, people.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 4:22:00 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: wastedyears

Thank you.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 4:24:43 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I stand corrected.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 4:30:46 AM PST by mazda77
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To: mazda77

In the interviews I have seen of him, h3 called the movie an accurate portrayal.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 4:46:36 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He was on with Beck last week and that is where I saw him say that when Beck asked him about the scene. I recall seeing an interview of Marcus when he released the book and it seemed to me the actual events were more centered on the little boy and the old man and young man were distant and not face to face as in the movie.

Now I’ll have to read the book, which in itself is a good thing.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 4:52:14 AM PST by mazda77
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To: LeoWindhorse

That was his twin brother.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 4:54:21 AM PST by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Where is he in the movie? I am going to see it a second time.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 5:19:42 AM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: PghBaldy

You’re right. Luttrell’s horror happened in 2005. That early/late my brain shuts down. Thank you.
The other part stands though.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 5:34:35 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

We need more patriots like him and Chris Kyle


29 posted on 01/16/2014 5:53:56 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: wyowolf

This is true....but this story is timeless!!! Whether it was GW Bush or Barack Hussein Obama......you never send your military into war without the will, a plan, a path to victory. GW Bush did this in Iraq and we destroyed al Qeada in that country....only to have Obama lose the country because of his lack of interest in the strategic defense of the USA!!!

Obama has sent American military folks into battle with their hands tied behind their backs!!


30 posted on 01/16/2014 6:01:07 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I agree the story was timeless and heartbreaking to read... but Iraq was not worth it ...


31 posted on 01/16/2014 7:00:42 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: MomwithHope

He is in several scenes. He’s wearing the black wool cap at the picnic table after the Murphy and Dietz run. He’s in the briefing scene a few times. He’s in the Chinook that gets shot down, as part of the quick reaction force.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 7:26:08 AM PST by jocwhales
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To: MestaMachine

yeah, our troops have been ill-served by our leaders.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 7:42:08 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: wyowolf

I agree with your assessment. Iraq was not worth it. The minute the Shiites took control of the Iraq government, the country belonged to Iran. Both GW Bush & Barack Hussein Obama blew it big time. Bush was badly msitaken.....Obama’s heart is with our enemies.

Ya know....before Rome became like Obama’s America, weak, laughed at and not feared.......when Rome was attacked or threatened by its enemies...it did not just beat them....it destroyed them. Our country is heading toward failure at a rapid pace........sad to say. The horror of war as depicted in “lone Survivor is headed her....thanks to Obama and company!!! Most Americans, like the Roman citizens do not have a clue what destruction is coming.

You either go into a war to win, or do not go into war at all!!! End of story!!! America has lost her heart & soul.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 7:43:26 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: wastedyears

The characters were in likable. It was a sappy dramatization. Not realistic.

Band of Brothers is excellent, realistic, with likable characters and reasonable violence


35 posted on 01/16/2014 7:47:19 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red in Blue PA
Evidently in the book his decision was presented in terms of his assessment of the media's reaction. Killing them would bring bad press for the war. He took a measured gamble, and lost.

But I think his MSM assessment was dead-on though.

36 posted on 01/16/2014 8:21:09 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: jocwhales

Thanks, I’ll look for him, although someone on this thread said it was his twin brother.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:06 AM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: MomwithHope

That’s possible, I guess. I noticed him right off, whoever “him” is.


38 posted on 01/16/2014 9:05:21 AM PST by jocwhales
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To: jocwhales

Just checked the full cast on imdb.com. Says it was Marcus.


39 posted on 01/16/2014 9:14:47 AM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: 12th_Monkey

yes, and especially one in the White House .

America should be led by a warrior , not a lawyer .


40 posted on 01/16/2014 9:38:28 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

and a bad one at that


41 posted on 01/16/2014 9:39:35 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: MomwithHope

Marcus first appears as a SEAL at the morning meal table (outdoors) right after Murphy and Deitz finish their power run . He wears a black watch cap ,pulled down and dark shades .He spills coffee and then suggests that the young rookie SEAL clean up the table . Later you see him in the gathered SEALs at 1st the briefing on the mission and then in the rookie SEAL’s introduction before the gathered TEAMs members .Finally you catch glimpses of him as the QRF boards the MH-47 , and in flight . Read what Luttrell says about that in the link I pasted in this thread . Most significance to me is that he chooses not to be credited , and never talks about his own appearance . He is a credit to his brothers .


42 posted on 01/16/2014 9:43:51 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: 12th_Monkey

Obama is so typical of many potheads I have known ; hype and fake it , as long as you can. Forget morals and ethics , if it feels good , do it . And if you get caught , deny everything , and then duck for cover and hope all the bad vibes will just go away .
Of course there are exceptions ( those with legitimate medical need) . I am speaking generally ; of the average self indulgent , hedonistic , narcissistic , fuzzy minded partaker .


43 posted on 01/16/2014 9:47:48 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Carbonsteel

Yes , me too ...on all points

AFG was not yet ramped up in those days . We were heavily engaged in Iraq . I would have supported extensive use of FAEs in those mountain valleys and sorry about the collateral damage .


44 posted on 01/16/2014 9:53:22 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Keep in mind folks , Operation Red Wings happened PRE-OBAMA .... The focus and much of the material support was on Iraq .


45 posted on 01/16/2014 9:57:33 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse
The ghoulish hypocrites in Hollywood are aghast that this movie is doing well.
They're calling it “propaganda”!?!?!?!?!

That's like Hitler accusing someone of being Anti-Semitic.

Al Gore calling someone a unscientific.

Obama calling someone a liar.

Pelosi accusing someone of not being a good Catholic.

For the last 50 years (at least) Hollywood has been the mouthpiece for every vile Socialist and filthy Communist idea set forth in the hopes of destroying the America that we once knew.

It seems Universe sized irony for anyone on the Left to call a true story of Patriotism “propaganda”.

98% Plus of Hollywood put Goebbels to shame daily.

46 posted on 01/16/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

” For the last 50 years (at least) Hollywood has been the mouthpiece for every vile Socialist and filthy Communist idea set forth in the hopes of destroying the America that we once knew.”

Isn’t it interesting that this is the very time frame that the founders of the Frankfurt School , neo-marxist secular Jews , fleeing persecution by the Nazis , came to land and settle into Santa Monica ? Invited and sponsored into the US by , of all places , Columbia University .... Now today , we see the spawn of that vile ilk , the likes of Harvey Weinstein , influencing and controlling much of what goes on , and comes out of Hollywood today . Americans have always turned a blind eye to these stealthy infiltrations . To our great peril. And they keep happening , over & over again . With little or no push back .


47 posted on 01/16/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Saw this film today.....and loved it. The American people should know and learn what our troops have to bear in these difficult wars!!! IMHO....we do not give enough appreciation to our military folks across the board. Certainly.....our politicians across the board could care less, with few exceptions.

Everyone in our country should see this well made and communicated film!!! I predict the coming weekend will witness another massive turnout of viewers, as the word of mouth about the focus and truth of this film filters throughout our country!!! America needs to wake up. Time is short for America and her children!!!


48 posted on 01/16/2014 2:07:15 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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