Courage on Film

We’ll probably never know the names or see the faces of SEAL TEAM 6, but aren’t you curious about what their training must have been like to prepare for a mission like Abbottabad?

There have been several special ops movies over the years, Black Hawk Down and Tears of the Sun come to mind, but the only one with a female lead was G.I. Jane. Now, I’m sure that the “quiet professionals” exact training remains classified top secret, but we do know that Navy Seals training is the most grueling military discipline known to man, so we can at least get a sense of what it must have been like. And true, G.I. Jane didn’t win any Oscars, but it’s my favorite Demi Moore movie because she raises hell and kicks butt. Throw in the late Anne Bancroft who gives a great performance, a bit of eye candy from Morris Chestnut and Viggo Mortensen and shave Demi’s head and you’ve got $100 million at the box office. Hooah!

Lt. Jordan O’Neil arrives at the Navy Seals training facility.

Lt. O’Neil meets Command Master Chief played by Viggo Mortenson.
And so it begins…

“I could be home taking a bubble bath.”

“Hair? Who needs hair?”

“Those jerks think they are more fit than me? I’ll show them.”

“Seriously? Can’t we just buy the guns already assembled?”

“Chief, in a few seconds, I’m gonna kick your ass.”

“The enemy is just around the corner. I’m taking him out!”


Photos courtesy of Hollywood Pictures.

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    Sherry says:
    May 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I wanted to be G.I. Jane!