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David Denman, John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber in 13 Hours Review

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a 2016 film directed and co-produced by Michael Bay (Transformers), written by Chuck Hogan (The Strain, The Town), based on a 2014 book by Mitchell Zuckoff, called 13 Hours.

If you like gritty military action, this is the film for you.

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In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed “critical”. At an unofficial CIA base, a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi’s downfall a power vacuum existed in a volatile climate. Then a dimwit US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, decides to visit the area, staying in a compound near a covert CIA base. But this compound is not designed as securely as the CIA base. Then on the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador’s compound is attacked by waves of armed locals.

The only help available to protect the U.S. compounds are six CIA contractors, six men who had the courage to stand up and do what was right, despite being told it was not their job or fight.

The cast includes John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Max Martini, David Costabile, David Giuntoli (Grimm) and so many more.

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When I started watching this film, I was sucked in almost immediately by the atmosphere and tone of the first act as they set up the characters, their lives, their professional scenario, the setting in Benghazi and more.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Book, The Strain, Is Coming to FX

September 25, 2012

In one of the best pieces of news I’ve heard in a while is the TV news that Guillermo del Toro‘s trilogy book series, The Strain, is being adapted for a pilot on FX. Mr. del Toro co-authored The Strain with Chuck Hogan and the two of them will be involved in the project, […]

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“The Fall:” Book Two of del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Trilogy – A Book Review

July 7, 2011

“The Fall:” Book Two of del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Trilogy – A Book Review

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Guillermo Del Toro’s THE STRAIN – A Book Review

August 31, 2010

The following is a book review of sorts from “The Strain” is a novel co-authored by Guillermo del Toro (Splice, Quantum of Solace, Hellboy franchise, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade II & Mimic) and Chuck Hogan. It’s the first in a trilogy of vampire books and it takes a new daring, detailed look at the vampire […]

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