Horse Soldiers


2h 10m 2018

Brief Synopsis

In the harrowing days following 9/11, an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by Captain Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans- accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare-must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners. Based on the book "Horse Soldiers" by author Doug Stanton.

Film Details

Also Known As
12 Heróis, 12 Hrabrih, 12 Pogumnih, 12 Soldiers, 12 Stipriausiu, 12 Strong, 12 katona, 12 valientes, Battle Mazar, Mazar E Sharif, Mazar i Sharif, Tropa De Heroes
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2018
Production Company
Jon Philion
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Socorro, New Mexico, USA; Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

In the harrowing days following 9/11, an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by Captain Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans- accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare-must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners. Based on the book "Horse Soldiers" by author Doug Stanton.

Crew

Mike Accettura

Digital Artist

Roger Rex Adams

Visual Effects

Curtis Akin

Property Master

Luis Raul Alcocer

Stunts

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kenny Alexander

Stunts

Robert Alidon

Special Effects Technician

Ian Allegro

Costumer

Antonio Almaraz

Key Costumer

Nic Anastassiou

Visual Effects Editor

Scott M. Anderson

Assistant Property Master

Shivas Thilak Anthikkat

Visual Effects

Gregorio Aragon

Painter

Joaquin Aragon

Location Assistant

Joshua Aragon

Props

Eric Arellanes

Props

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Chakrawal Ariyasaranee

Visual Effects

Jason Armstrong

Best Boy

Max Aruj

Music

David Atexide

Graphic Artist

Christopher Aud

Sound Effects Editor

James Augare

Gang Boss

James Augare

Stunts

Oscar Avila

Casting Assistant

Lillian Awa

Assistant Director

Cary Ayers

Makeup Artist

Robert J Babin

Key Grip

Joe Bacharka

Rigging Electrician

Joe Bacharka

Best Boy Electric

Mamadou Bagayoko

Visual Effects

Michael Baker

Hair Stylist

Lorne Balfe

Music

Derrick D Ballard

Art Director

Johnathan Banta

Compositor

Yhvh Bantista

Painter

Julien Barbault

Graphic Artist

Pierre Barrera

On-Set Dresser

Adam Barth

Video Assist/Playback

Kevin Bartra

Grip

Mychael Bates

Property Master

Craig Bauer

Camera Operator

David D. Baumann

Property Master

John Bell

Production

Anji Bemben

Hair

Matt Berberi

Stunts

Jeff Berlin

Rerecording

Jeff Bettis

Grip

Wayne Billheimer

Visual Effects

Melissa F. Binder

Wardrobe

Hans Bjerno

Other

Hans Bjerno

Director Of Photography

Cynthia Blaise

Dialect Coach

Bryan Boardley

Assistant Director

Andrew Bock

Sound

Joao Bogossian

Digital Artist

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Jason Bonnell

Craft Service

Beau Borders

Sound

Karessa Bowens

Visual Effects

Robert Bowman

Dailies

Kirt Bozeman

Script Coordinator

Chris Brenczewski

Visual Effects

Charles Bridwell

Assistant

Lee Briggs

Visual Effects Producer

Donald Duke Brock

Driver

Shawn J. Broes

Visual Effects Editor

Zac Brown

Song Performer

Zac Brown

Song

Darwin Browne

Key Grip

Thomas V Browne

Key Rigging Grip

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer

Brinton Bryan

Assistant Director

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Elizabeth Buckler

Graphic Designer

Nathalie Burgaud

Graphic Artist

Keith Burhans

Rerecording

Reid Burns

Visual Effects

Todd Byington

Driver

Rob Cain

Driver

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Dave Calaway

Transportation Captain

Elias Caldwell

Driver

Amanda Campbell

Lighting Technician

Roy Cancino

Visual Effects

Richard Candelaria

Rigging Electrician

Joe Cappelletti

Adr

Sean Cardinalli

Assistant

Eduardo Cardoso

Digital Artist

Linda Carlson

Production Manager

Gavin Carlton

Visual Effects

Matthew Carrubba

Special Effects Technician

Bob Carter

Driver

Ben Case

Compositing Supervisor

Ryan Chan

Associate Editor

Jared Chandler

Costumer

Jayson K. Chang

Transportation Co-Captain

John Chapman

Music Scoring Mixer

Bill Chapman Jr.

Grip

Jeffrey A Chavers

Foreman

Derek M. Chavez

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jaime Chavez

Plasterer

Mike Chiado

Camera

Michael Chochol

Assistant Director

S Todd Christensen

Location Manager

Teague Chrystie

Digital Artist

Leslie Chung

2-D Artist

Robin Citrin

Location Manager

Scott Christopher Clark

On-Set Dresser

Wesley B Claunch

Driver

Chris Clausing

Camera

David Coats

Visual Effects

Thomas Cobb

Visual Effects

Kfir Cohen

Graphic Artist

Eric Collins

Grip

Jay Collins

Boom Operator

Tracy Collins

Wardrobe

Chris Conahan

Best Boy Grip

Nigel Conway

Painter

Elizabeth Cooke

Accounting Assistant

Curt Corbitt

Assistant Property Master

Bill Corso

Makeup

Dan Cortez

Visual Effects

Peter Craig

Screenplay

Greg Crawford

Adr Mixer

Jeff Cruts

Puppeteer

Steven Cueva

Camera Assistant

Tom Cummins

Set Costumer

Mildred Curry

Driver

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Donna Cushing

Caterer

Dylan Damian

Dailies

Joe Dare

Camera

Chad Dashnaw

Stunts

Jake Dashnaw

Stunts

Madhu Dasyapu

Visual Effects

Hoang Gia Hoa Trung Y Dat Nhan

3-D Artist

Megan Daum

Wardrobe

Marvin Davenport

Driver

Nathan E Davis

Assistant Director

Richard Davis

Best Boy

Lawrence Decker

Special Effects Technician

Rob Del Ciancio

Compositor

Bill Deluca

Coordinator

Angela Denike

Travel Coordinator

Brian Denike

Rigging Electrician

David Derwin

Visual Effects

Raphael Desmaison

Graphic Artist

Ralph Diaz

Greensman

Michelle Dickson

Special Effects Technician

Tyler Diehl

Travel Coordinator

Simon Diggins

Adr Mixer

Giovanni Digiorgio

Color

Brian Dinoto

Visual Effects

Daniel Dirks

Costumer

John Paul Docherty

Production Coordinator

Matt Dochstader

Compositor

Robert Dorris

Digital Artist

Joel Dougherty

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Katie Douthit

Hair

Peter Drinco

Crane Grip

Dennis Drozdowski

Special Effects Technician

Michael Duarte

Key Grip

Brian Duffy

Stunts

Noah Dunbar

Adr

Le Tran Thuy Duong

Visual Effects

Rhonda Earick

Wardrobe

Alisha East

Set Production Assistant

Gottfried Eder

Digital Artist

Kathleen Edwards

Adr

Andrew Eick

Visual Effects Producer

Graham Elliott

Driver

Janie Elliott

Production Coordinator

Grace Esquibel

Hair Stylist

Russell Farmarco

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Katie Fellion

Camera

Eddie Fernandez

Stunts

Jaime Fernandez

Assistant Property Master

Robert Fernley

Camera

Nick Firkins

Driver

Christopher M Fisher

Camera Assistant

Robin Fisichella

Production Supervisor

Jeremy Fitzgerald

Stunts

Ronald W. Fitzpatrick

Driver

Josh Fletcher

Camera

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Henry Flores

Crane Grip

Brandon Flyte

Digital Artist

Clay Fontenot

Stunts

C. Michelle Fox

Medic

Eric Francisco

Visual Effects

Yuriy Fuks

Engineer

Clint Fumanti

Assistant Location Manager

Fred Gabrielli

Caterer

Mark Gadbury

Greensman

Pepper Janes Gallegos

Makeup Artist

Michael Garcia

Driver

Andrew Geary

Colorist

Dennis Geraghty

Camera Assistant

Jamie German

3-D Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
12 Heróis, 12 Hrabrih, 12 Pogumnih, 12 Soldiers, 12 Stipriausiu, 12 Strong, 12 katona, 12 valientes, Battle Mazar, Mazar E Sharif, Mazar i Sharif, Tropa De Heroes
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2018
Production Company
Jon Philion
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Socorro, New Mexico, USA; Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Additional photography was shot 08/24/2017.

Released in United States on Video May 1, 2018

Released in United States January 19, 2018

Based on the book "Horse Soldiers" written by Doug Stanton and published by Simon & Schuster on May, 5, 2009.

Released in United States January 19, 2018

Released in United States on Video May 1, 2018

Project was previously in development at Columbia Pictures, which optioned it as a book proposal by author Doug Stanton in 2002. The book was to compliment a treatment by James Cromwell and Gershon Weltman, a defense industry specialist.

Project was previously set up at Disney.

Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct the project in the early stages of development.

Project marks the feature directorial debut of Nicolai Fuglsig.