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Old 02-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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I saw a sneak preview of it last night. It was bad ass, only 3 or 4 recognizable actors, and all of the seals in the movie are real life seals...

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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If you watched the superbowl on the free Streaming thing, you are already waaaaay sick of it.

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and all of the seals in the movie are real life seals...
Yeah.... that doesn't sound quite right to me... at least not currently active with USN.... Unless there has been a major policy change.

Still want to see what Hollywood's liberals have done with it...

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Yeah.... that doesn't sound quite right to me... at least not currently active with USN.... Unless there has been a major policy change.

Still want to see what Hollywood's liberals have done with it...
Believe what you will, but after seeing the Roll Call of the operators lost since 9/11 I can see why they would allow it. It is a great recruitment film.

Watch this if you don't think that real Seals are in this...



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They even used live fire at a Seal live fire range....




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Bonhomme Richard Showcased in Upcoming SEAL Movie
Story Number: NNS090727-13
Release Date: 7/27/2009 4:41:00 PM


By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marcus Stanley, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs

USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) witnessed some movie magic during the filming of some scenes for an upcoming feature film on board the amphibious assault ship July 19-21.

A production crew from Bandito Brothers Productions, backed by Legendary Pictures, responsible for films such as "300" and "The Dark Knight" embarked Bonhomme Richard for the first few days of the ship's composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) to shoot some supporting scenes for a film about naval special warfare, tentatively titled "I Am That Man."

"I Am That Man" is a hybrid feature film based on the SEAL ethos that highlights both naval special warfare capability and fleet interaction.

"I found the SEALs fascinating," said film director/producer Mike "Mouse" McCoy, who has directed and produced films such as: Navy SWCC, "Dust to Glory" (documentary on the Baja 1000); and Gearhead: the Legend of Mickey Thompson. "People never know exactly how far you can push yourself, and the SEALs are a direct representation of that."

When McCoy and his Bandito Brothers partner, producer Scott Waugh, first decided they would shoot a film about the SEALs, they knew they would need to show the support from each part of the Navy to give an accurate depiction of what goes into making SEALs such a diverse and special entity.

"There is so much more that's a part of this great Navy in helping support the SEALS, and I dig that," said Waugh.

To show the complete spectrum of Navy capability in the film, the producers wanted to shoot supporting scenes on a large deck platform. While they originally considered an aircraft carrier, their interest shifted focus to an amphibious platform.

"The Bonhomme Richard is an incredible platform to incorporate into this film," said Waugh. "I had no idea there was such thing as an amphibious class of ships."

"We saw this as a great opportunity to highlight [the] surface navy and showcase the synergy between the amphibious navy and naval special warfare," explained Capt. John W. Funk, commanding officer of Bonhomme Richard. "We saw an opportunity to do this during COMPTUEX without impacting our training schedule."

The production crew, which included Director of Cinematography Shane Hurlbut, spent three days, both in port and at sea shooting scenes in the ship's well deck, upper vehicle storage area, flight deck and the bridge. Hurlbut was in charge of photography for several notable feature films, most recently
"Terminator: Salvation."

Sailors from deck and air departments provided assistance to the production crew behind the scenes helping coordinate set up for shots, as well as some actually being in the scenes.

"It was pretty interesting to watch a professional film crew and actually to help out behind the scenes," said Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Rodney Mayes. "Hopefully I get a chance to see it when it reaches theaters."

According to Capt. Duncan Smith from Naval Special Warfare Command and Navy liaison officer for this film project, tremendous efforts went in to ensuring no tactics or secrets were revealed during the film's production. He added that the SEALs portrayed in the film are actual, active-duty SEAL officers and special warfare operators.

"It's important to us that the SEAL ethos and naval special warfare is accurately portrayed," said Smith.
"Every time a SEAL appears in the film, it's truly a SEAL."


"I'm proud of how professionally the Bonhomme Richard crew supported both the filming and the full schedule of COMPTUEX events," said Funk. "The Bandito Brothers chose the right crew of Sailors and Marines to showcase the professionalism of the surface and amphibious Navy."

"I Am That Man" is scheduled for release in IMAX theaters in the fall of 2010.

For more news from USS Bonhomme Richard, visit USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

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THE TENSION: Combat Camera: SWCCs, SEALs Bring Key West to Hollywood

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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Saw it today with 4 family members . Even the wife liked it .. Only thing that had me scratching my head, is when a Seal gets shot with a rocket launcher, point blank in the chest . He was wearing a bullet proof vest , and the rocket didn't explode . So after it threw him against the wall on the other side of the room , he just pulled it out of the front of his vest and brushed it off ,. Really ?? I'm mean Really ?? kind of reminded me of the Roadrunner and the Coyote... Great movie if they had only edited that scene ..

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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Only thing that had me scratching my head, is when a Seal gets shot with a rocket launcher, point blank in the chest . He was wearing a bullet proof vest , and the rocket didn't explode . So after it threw him against the wall on the other side of the room , he just pulled it out of the front of his vest and brushed it off ,. Really ?? I'm mean Really ?? kind of reminded me of the Roadrunner and the Coyote... Great movie if they had only edited that scene ..
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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I was looking forward to this .. I wish it was more about the Seals themselves . Would love to see some of the training process . A good friend of mine is a well decorated retired Navy Seal . I was skiing with him , and going up in the chair he told me Navy Seals taught him to ski . ?? Your kidding .. Nope Skiing and shooting ,, ain't easy getting your breath down to shoot .. We're talking about ski diving and he tells me he Had To jump into the Pro Bowl once . ( not to mention 13 campaign ribbons) These are some amazing people, a different breed ,, wish that came across more in the movie . Like it did in the trailer ..

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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great flick also , they used alot of live round shots ,, the thing with the rpg can happen and does happen more often than not ,,, but that scene was pure hollywood , but great show ,,, navy seals are bad ass
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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Saw it today with 4 family members . Even the wife liked it .. Only thing that had me scratching my head, is when a Seal gets shot with a rocket launcher, point blank in the chest . He was wearing a bullet proof vest , and the rocket didn't explode . So after it threw him against the wall on the other side of the room , he just pulled it out of the front of his vest and brushed it off ,. Really ?? I'm mean Really ?? kind of reminded me of the Roadrunner and the Coyote... Great movie if they had only edited that scene ..
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Just saw it. sickkk. A family friend is a boat crew operator that worked in junction with seal teams.He lives in alaska now teaching coast guard cold water survival. it was neat to get a glimpse, however real, of some of the things he's done. The whole process of the delivery of the boats, the assembly of the turrets, and when the extraction boats come in blazing all i could do was go bad azz

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Just saw it. sickkk. A family friend is a boat crew operator that worked in junction with seal teams.He lives in alaska now teaching coast guard cold water survival. it was neat to get a glimpse, however real, of some of the things he's done. The whole process of the delivery of the boats, the assembly of the turrets, and when the extraction boats come in blazing all i could do was go bad azz

That and the freikin laserbeams of tracer rounds coming off the mini-gun

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Right!? thats what im referring to. you can almost see the FARC troops collectively poop their pants when those boats come in

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Those FARC guys can't sleep at night all they here is the whir of the mini's...

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No .... saw the movie ? been a while ,, Why ? same scene in there ?

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This movie is getting pretty bad reviews. Anyone have an idea why?
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because people who kill people for a living arent good actors maybe film critics suck anyway who cares

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This movie is getting pretty bad reviews. Anyone have an idea why?
The movie is getting a 29/100 from the "Professionals" at Rotten Tomatoes and yet for some strange reason it gets an 85/100 by the non-professional critic mob masses. Me - I liked it and I was not expecting the King's Speech for acting quality.

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FINALLY got to see it.
awesome.
gun sight cameras were cool.
As expected acting was a little cheezy, but the master chief withthe beard was pretty good forthe few scenes he was in.
overall a pretty bad ass movie.
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FINALLY got to see it.
awesome.
gun sight cameras were cool.
As expected acting was a little cheezy, but the master chief withthe beard was pretty good forthe few scenes he was in.
overall a pretty bad ass movie.
Pretty sure that guy is a real actor too, just cant remember what else he was in.

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