Basic


1h 35m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Tom Hardy, an ex-Army Ranger turned DEA agent, is drawn into an ever-widening mystery surrounding the disappearance of the feared and often hated Sgt. Nathan West, as well as several of his elite Special Forces trainees on what appears, at first, to have been a routine training exercise during a hur

Film Details

Also Known As
Basic - farligt uppdrag
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Costa Rica; Panama; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Tom Hardy, an ex-Army Ranger turned DEA agent, is drawn into an ever-widening mystery surrounding the disappearance of the feared and often hated Sgt. Nathan West, as well as several of his elite Special Forces trainees on what appears, at first, to have been a routine training exercise during a hurricane in the jungles of Panama. Only two survivors are found, Dunbar, and a badly wounded Kendall, the son of a high-profile Joint Chiefs of Staff official. Neither is willing to cooperate with Capt. Julia Osborne's investigation. So base commander Col. Bill Styles calls in ex-Ranger Hardy, an old friend and a persuasive interrogator. Osborne disapproves of Hardy who is on leave from the D.E.A. after having come under suspicion of accepting bribes from local drug traffickers. She is also uneasy when she learns that Hardy once trained under West and hates him almost as passionately as his current recruits. With time running out, Hardy and Osborne call a temporary, if uneasy, truce. Hardy cajoles a confession out of Dunbar, who claims that Sgt. West and the missing Rangers have been murdered and their bodies blown away by the hurricane. When they later interview Kendall, he confirms that the other Rangers and West are dead. But, in almost every other way, his story contradicts Dunbar's. What happened to West and his Ranger team? And what were they really doing out there in the jungle? As each layer reveals more lies and greater deceptions, Hardy and Osborne inch towards the horrible truth about the fate of the missing Rangers.

Crew

Terra Abroms

Post-Production Supervisor

Hank Amos

Stunts

Eric Amundsen

Assistant Camera

Allan Apone

Makeup

Maricarmen Arauz

Production Assistant

James Ashwell

Foley Mixer

Klaus Badelt

Music

Kevin Ball

Stunts

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunts

Sylvia Barth Barron

Production Assistant

Peter Beckett

Music Producer

Peter Beckett

Song Performer

Peter Beckett

Music Arranger

Bruce Bisbey

Art Department Coordinator

Jeremy Bloch

3-D Artist

Moritz Borman

Executive Producer

Karen Bosma

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ben Bradford

Production Assistant

Dennis Bradford

Production Designer

Nick Brandon

Stunts

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Michelle Buhler

Makeup

Rick Camara

Sound Recordist

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rick Canelli

Adr

Michael Casper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Rex Christensen

On-Set Dresser

Allison Clark

Production Coordinator

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Bruno Coon

Song Performer

Bruno Coon

Song

Wally Crowder

Stunts

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Jimmy Cullen

Costumer

Patrick Curd

Production Assistant

Patrick Cusack

Sound Editor

Clay Dale

Animator

Peter Damien

Foreman

Henry Dando

Other

Gary Charles Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Raisa De Alba

Production Assistant

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Marc Deschaine

Adr Editor

Robert Dickerson

Production Assistant

Ramin Djawadi

Music

Ramin Djawadi

Music Arranger

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Anson Downes

Associate Producer

Norman Dulaney

On-Set Dresser

Marylou Eales

Music Coordinator

Kiante Elam

Stunts

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Evangelatos

Craft Service

Charles L Fails

Advisor

John Fails

Production Assistant

Tom Fallon

Location Manager

Linda R Favila

Associate Producer

Adam Fischer

Music Conductor

Bradley Fischer

Co-Executive Producer

Ken Fisher

Sound Effects Editor

Mo Flam

Chief Lighting Technician

Patrick Flanagan

Digital Effects Artist

George Folsey

Editor

Alicen Fonseca

Production Assistant

Douglas Fox

Property Master

Tarn Fox

Digital Effects Artist

Mauri Freed

Production Manager

Suzy Freeman

Assistant Costume Designer

Rebecca Garrison

Assistant

Gary Gennerich

Wardrobe

Linda Gennerich

Wardrobe

Andy Given

Coproducer

Micky Gonzalez

Transportation Captain

Jason Gray

Stunts

Nate Haggard

Digital Effects Artist

Vera Hall

Song

Mitch Harbeson

Location Manager

Kate Harrington

Costume Designer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Richard K Harris

Production Assistant

Thirl Haston

Stunts

James D Hattin

Digital Effects Artist

Mischa Hausserman

Unit Director

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Mary Hess

Production Assistant

Heather Heuberger

Visual Effects

Ian Honeywell

Music Engineer

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Eileen Horta

Adr Editor

Basil Iwanyk

Executive Producer

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Costumer

Nils Johnson

Video

Mark Johnston

Sound Recordist

Darcy M Jones

Sculptor

Boryan Jovanovich

Production Assistant

Mike Justus

Stunts

Bonnie L. Kanner

Visual Effects Producer

Paul D Kelly

Assistant Art Director

John G Kirby

3-D Artist

Brenda Kolb

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marc Kolbe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Gary Kosko

Art Director

Jonathan D Krane

Executive Producer

Stephen Krause

Music Scoring Mixer

Terry Ladin

Production Coordinator

Daniel Leahy

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Katrina Leigh

Accountant

Robert Lennon

Stunts

Clay Liversidge

Chief Lighting Technician

Alan Lomax

Song

Jonah Loop

Visual Effects Producer

George Macri

Visual Effects Producer

Michelle Mader

Video

Steve Mason

Dp/Cinematographer

Steve Mason

Director Of Photography

Jim Mcconkey

Camera Operator

Pat Mccorkle

Casting

Herman S Mceachin

Scenic Artist

Raymond Mcintyre Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mike Medavoy

Producer

Arnold Messer

Producer

Jill Meyers

Music Coordinator

Lisa Miller

Makeup Artist

Vera Mills

Set Decorator

Karen S Monday

Advisor

Justin Moritt

Unit Production Manager

Daniel J. Mortenson

Transportation Coordinator

David B. Moulder

Visual Effects

Craig A Mumma

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tony Nagy

Assistant Camera

Chris Navarro

Adr

Douglas Neithercut

Stunts

Lee Nelson

Coproducer

Tom Nelson

Sound Mixer

Eddie Nichols

Assistant Editor

Peggy Nicholson

Hair Stylist

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Kory O'donnell

Assistant

Gene Page

Photography

Debbie Palmer

Assistant Art Director

George Patsos

Key Grip

William Patsos

Key Rigging Grip

Michael Payne

Sound Effects

Jordan Perry

Stunts

Louis Phillips

Coproducer

Ilene Pickus

Script Supervisor

Douglas Plasse

Assistant Director

Stephanie Polo

Set Costumer

Oak Porcelli

Assistant

Guy Ramsden

Sculptor

Robert Raring

Color Timer

Scott Rathner

Assistant Camera

Maurice Joseph Ravel

Music

John T Reitz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alton J Ricketson

Medic

Steven T. Ritzi

Stunts

Stephen P Robinson

Sound Effects Editor

Jason Rody

Production Assistant

Daniel Rosenblum

Boom Operator

Robert Rossello

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Holly Sachi

Assistant Editor

Miguel A Sanchez

Security

Julia Starr Sanford

Set Designer

Jeffrey Schlatter

Construction Coordinator

Ann Scibelli

Sound Design

Dennis R. Scott

Stunts

Mark Scovil

Assistant Editor

Kim Secrist

Sound Effects Editor

Nick Shuster

Assistant Camera

Joel Sill

Music Producer

Nigel Sinclair

Executive Producer

Bob Smith

Craft Service

Doug Snively

Stunts

Daniel Solomon

Production Assistant

Dror Soref

Coproducer

Robert L Stevenson

Hair Stylist

Susan Such

Assistant

Becky Sullivan

Adr Editor

John Sullivan

Consultant

Michael Tadross

Assistant Director

Michael F. Tadross

Producer

Todd Rogers Terry

Stunts

Leonard Thomas

Assistant

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Yolanda Toussieng

Hair Stylist

John Travolta

Song Performer

Gary F Tuers

Assistant Property Master

Devin Uzan

Digital Effects Artist

Dirk Vahle

Stunts

Julian Valdes

Production Manager

James Vanderbilt

Screenplay

James Vanderbilt

Producer

Terry Vanderweir

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Robert Vazquez

Special Effects Foreman

Film Details

Also Known As
Basic - farligt uppdrag
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Costa Rica; Panama; Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2003

Benicio Del Toro was previously attached to star.

Lee Tamahori was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2003