Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American dramatic thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Megan Ellison.  The screenplay was written by Mark Boal.

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Rated:  R (movie contains strong violence including brutal disturbing images and language)
Run Time:  2h 37min
Release Date:  December 19, 2012 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Drama, Thriller, Biography
Director:  Kathryn Bigelow
Studio:  Columbia Pictures
Budget:  $40 Million
Box Office:  $132.8 Million

Zero Dark Thirty stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, James Gandolfini, Edgar Ramirez and Harold Perrineau.

Zero Dark Thirty is the chronicle of the nearly decade-long international manhunt for one of the most-wanted men on the planet, al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, following the September 11, 2001 attacks.  The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations.  Ultimately it is the work of a dedicated C.I.A. intelligence analyst stationed at the U.S. embassy in Pakistan named Maya (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden.  Her research and tenacity leads to the Lion Team RB discovery of bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.  On May 2, 2011, Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 launched a nighttime military raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that resulted in bin Laden’s death.

Movie Quotes

“I believe I was spared so that I could finish the job.” – Maya 
“Politics are changing and you don’t wanna be the last one holding a dog collar when the oversight committee comes.” – Dan

“I don’t eat out, it’s too dangerous.” – Maya

“Quite frankly, I didn’t even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bullshit. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn’t believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. so they’re using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn’t there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you’re going to kill him for me.” – Maya

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Jessica Chastain as Maya

Jason Clarke as Dan

Kyle Chandler as Joseph Brad

Chris Pratt as Justin

Joel Edgerton as Patrick

Mark Strong as George

Jennifer Ehle as Jessica

James Gandolfini as C.I.A. Director

Edgar Ramirez as Larry

Harold Perrineau as Jack