• Emile Hirsch
    Gunner’s Mate Second Class Danny P. Dietz, Jr. was a communications officer and spotter for SEAL Team 10. Dietz tried valiantly to get any radio signal when his fellow SEALs needed extraction.
  • Ben Foster
    Sonar Technician (Surface) Second Class Petty Officer Matthew Gene “Axe” Axelson was nothing short of an eagle eye. Axe drew detailed maps, diagrams and blueprints of every structure in Shah’s village.
  • Taylor Kitsch
    Lieutenant Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy was the on-ground team officer in charge of Operation Red Wings. Murphy was tasked with taking his four-man team through the rocky and treacherous Hindu Kush.
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Leading Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell was the medic of Operation Red Wings and a member of SEAL Team 10 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. As one of its snipers, Luttrell was key at keeping enemies at bay.
  • Marcus Luttrell
    The true lone survivor, Luttrell walked and crawled seven miles though badly wounded to evade capture. In tribute to his fallen comrades, Luttrell wrote a memoir and started the Lone Survivor Foundation.
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Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir Lone Survivor, whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

LONE SURVIVOR is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights. Visit official site

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Peter Berg Lone Survivor is the movie adaptation of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s memoir Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. It opens in New York and Los Angeles on Christmas Day and everywhere else on January 10th.

The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell and features Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster as fellow team members Michael Murphy, Danny Dietz and Matt Axelson. If you read this site and go to the movies, you want to see Lone Survivor.

We sat down with director Peter Berg during the movie’s press event in New York City in early December. Check back over the next couple of weeks for an interview with Marcus Luttrell, quotes from the actors and our film review. We’re also posting videos from the actors and Berg and Luttrell on our Shock & Awe video page. More

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