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During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Chuck Hogan (screenplay), Mitchell Zuckoff (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Krasinski ... Jack Silva
James Badge Dale ... Tyrone 'Rone' Woods
Pablo Schreiber ... Kris 'Tanto' Paronto
David Denman ... Dave 'Boon' Benton
Dominic Fumusa ... John 'Tig' Tiegen
Max Martini ... Mark 'Oz' Geist
Alexia Barlier ... Sona Jillani
David Costabile ... Bob
Payman Maadi ... Amahl (as Peyman Moaadi)
Matt Letscher ... Ambassador Chris Stevens
Toby Stephens ... Glen 'Bub' Doherty
Demetrius Grosse ... DS Dave Ubben
David Giuntoli ... DS Scott Wickland
Kevin Kent ... DS Vincent
David Furr ... DS Alec
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Storyline

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. Written by grantss

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When everything went wrong six men had the courage to do what was right See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Malta | Morocco | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

Attard, Malta See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,000,000, 17 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,853,219, 25 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,411,370, 25 May 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When the attackers take the ambassador's house, the American crew locks themselves in the safe room. When the attackers kick the door and also try to shoot it open, the key is hanging on the lock. The bronze label is hanging there. See more »

Quotes

Kris 'Tanto' Paronto: Could be the start of the Holy War.
Dave 'Boon' Benton: You gonna fight the Holy War in your shorts? Strong move.
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Alternate Versions

International release and American releases have an alternate shot when the characters are boarding the plane at the end of the movie. In one version 'Bob' the CIA base commander simply says 'Sorry' to Jack, and in others he says 'I'm proud to know Americans like you'. See more »

Connections

References Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) See more »

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'Til the Sun Comes Back Around
Written & Performed by Chris Cornell
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
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Wonderful truthful retelling of Benghazi
21 July 2016 | by debbie-willoughbySee all my reviews

I feel compelled to review this and say what a wonderful and truthful retelling of the Benghazi battle this movie is. BIG props to Michael Bay and his team, especially having the real men as close consultants on the film. Well done the actors for a very realistic portrayal of these heroes. This film answered all my questions about Benghazi and has HUGE integrity. Was very violent- as were the real events but very realistically done. It was so shocking watching the attack on Ambassador Stevens and hearing him radioing for help- so hard to watch, his poor family :( This film should be shown in to every politician and every school kid around the world. Great film 10/10


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