Based on real events during "Operation Red Wing" in Afghanistan, this film goes into wide release next Friday. I'll be interested in hearing people's thoughts on this film. I'll have to sit this one out. A close friend of mine lost her husband in this operation, just two or three weeks after their wedding. He is only known as "Chinook Pilot 1" in the film, but his death along with his entire crew is portrayed in the film. He was the CO of the Nightstalker team that inserted, then tried to retrieve the surviving members of the SEAL team after they came under fire. The Chinook was taken out by a Stinger missile fired by the Taliban, probably supplied by the US during the Reagan administration. Peter Berg directs, not exactly A-list but a very capable action director. Mark Wahlberg plays the lead. He seems perfectly cast. Eric Bana and Emile Hirsch were the only other cast members I was familiar with. They both seem well cast as they are both very capable stunt actors and look the part of military bad asses.