About Black Hawk Down
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott and based on actual events, Black Hawk Down is the heroic account of the October 1993 U.S. military mission in Mogadishu, Somalia that went disastrously wrong. The objective was to abduct two lieutenants of a Somali warlord, as part of a strategy to quell the civil war that was ravaging the country. But when two seemingly invincible Black Hawk helicopters were shot down over the city, the mission completely changed into a desperate race to rescue the surviving flight crews and soldiers on the ground. Outnumbered and surrounded, young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soldiers fought side by side against overwhelming odds, in the process learning the true nature of war and heroism. Winner of two Academy Awards®; for Best Editing and Best Sound.