Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
“Lone Survivor” is a 2013 American war film directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. The film is based on the true story of Operation Red Wings, a failed Navy SEALs mission that took place in 2005 in Afghanistan.
The film follows a team of four Navy SEALs, led by Marcus Luttrell (played by Mark Wahlberg), who are sent on a mission to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. The team is discovered by local goat herders and, against their better judgement, they decide to release them instead of killing them. This decision ultimately leads to a deadly firefight with Taliban forces and a desperate fight for survival for Luttrell, who is the only surviving member of the team.
“Lone Survivor” received generally positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, grossing over $154 million worldwide. The film was also praised for its realistic portrayal of modern warfare and the bravery of the Navy SEALs involved in the mission.