Navy SEALs: Act of Valor


Bandito Bros productions
is one of the few Hollywood production companies still keeping it real. The truth always comes out with the content and these guys aren’t screwing around. I met one of the founders Scott through my good friend Billy Tosheff a few years back and he’s solid.  I have some good friends in this movie, and I have to admit I got pretty fired up watching the trailer.  I thought you guys would enjoy.

You’ll notice that the footage is straight up legit, the story lines are real and based off actual missions in the Teams.  This is rare in the Hollywood world of scripted reality TV.  For example, it’s widely known by insiders in the Spec Ops community that the  The History Channel’s Top Shot show is rumored to “fix” their competitions in order to drive ratings and create more drama.  I have a few friends that will not go on shows like this for exactly that reason.

Act of Valor= Real Operators, Real missions and Real Kit….doesn’t get any better than this gents.  There’s also some great equipment shots that you won’t see in a typical Hollywood action flicks.

Enjoy the trailer and let us know what you think….Brandon

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26 Comments on "Navy SEALs: Act of Valor"

  1. Thumbs up if you're happy that Jake Zweig left Top Shot.

  2. Bandito did a recruiting vid for SWCC a few years back, if you like fast boats and stuff going boom you should check out their site

  3. Just watched the trailer….must say I'm excited for an accurate movie for a change.

  4. was that supposed to be M4 with supressor using subsonic ammo? or supersonic ammo?

  5. Probably supersonic…subsonic ammo is hard to get in 556

  6. All credit to the SEALs, a tough bunch for sure. Anyone but me notice you rarely hear much about Special Forces or CAG, well at least in the press or media?

  7. Battalion Commander | October 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    my vote for film of the year

  8. I was involved with some of the filming sequences, I was armorer with SBT-22 (boat team) at the time, and this is the first time I've seen the trailer. Been worried it was canceled, we worked on this nearly 3 years ago up in Fort Knox (salt river) and down home in Stennis, MS (pearl river). It was a lot of fun for all the guys involved, and it gave everyone a pure rush of pride, I'm so excited to see it's finally coming!!

  9. I screened this movie in February with one of the "stars" and his family. They were having a lot of trouble finding a distribution partner that is until the bin Laden hit. I hated the Sea Monster scene in the trailer where the bad guy gets caught and pulled under. That was especially gay coming right after the graphic said, "The weapons and tactics are real". Aside from that and and some unnecessary MFF jumps (which are real) the action sequences are mindblowing and reminded me quite a bit of when I used to do that stuff.

    My question now is will NSW allow them to go on Letterman? And if not, why not? Relativity has to give media access to some of the guys to market this film. NSW has no excuses to refuse, but if they allow it it will be very strange as well. I'm not sure this part of the deal was well considered. We'll see.

  10. I screened this movie in February with one of the "stars" and his family. They were having a lot of trouble finding a distribution partner that is until the bin Laden hit. I hated the Sea Monster scene in the trailer where the bad guy gets caught and pulled under. That was especially gay coming right after the graphic said, "The weapons and tactics are real". Aside from that and and some unnecessary MFF jumps (which are real) the action sequences are mindblowing and reminded me quite a bit of when I used to do that stuff.

  11. What is CAG?

  12. I thank God for these men and all the other Spec Op Heros, They showed me so much from the lessons learned back in the day (60"s-middle 70's). The most professional men who turned out to be like brothers who cared about my life very much. If it wasn't for them and what they showed us i would not be here today. I am very thankful and lucky to have had all of them care, i am in debt to them forever.

  13. this trailer seems to me like the navy is advertising/ recruiting!!!!

  14. All may be I am old but everyone is forgetting a classic The Duke in the The Green Beret. Then you had Chuck in Delta Force.
    On the topic of SEALs and Hollywood the fact that Coronado is just a few hours south of LA probably does not hurt, and there are a bunch of movies out that have had actual active duty and retired personnel and not just SEALs in them. The Rock, Air force One, Drop Zone, Men of Honor, and Random Hearts those are just a few off the top of head. There was a retired MC SEAL who who used to get guys roles in movies he died making XXX RIP Harry. If you seen Air Force One the scene where they go to recover the escape pod those guys where all AD. EOD TECHs and a PR. Most of the diving in Men Of Honor was done by actual AD Navy Divers. So I think that recently you see more NSW related stuff soley due to proximity.

    The trailer looks cool I'll pay to see this one when it comes out. Can't be worse than the hurt locker.

  15. reflexivefire, You've clearly never heard of a CIF team. You don't know SF, and that's perfectly fine. The name, Quiet Professionals exists for a reason.

  16. I was starting to wonder if this Jake guy was a real SEAL or even in the military. He was not a team player and constantly screaming or wouldn't take responsibility. I would NOT want him with me in a fire fight. Yes, I would agree with some of the comments here. There has been a lot of SEAL media phenomenon lately. (I love (NOT)the SEAL team six T Shirts that they have on EBay that are made and sold out of China that are suppose to be the official "teams" shirts). We should continue to honor all those that serve in the military, law enforcement, and paramedics for all their service to this country.

  17. Probably because the general public is more entertained by seeing a door get kicked open and everyone inside get destroyed then they are watching a months-log COIN operation, ha ha.

  18. Man Jake was awesome! He was a shining example of a strong Black American Warrior. Tough, Smart, Cunning and unashamedly Black in the tradition of General Officers like Brigadier General Remo Butler, Lt. General Russell Honore, and Admiral Everett Greene. A lot of folks just couldn't handle Jake being as dashing and dynamic as Jack Johnson or Paul Robeson. While you guys are hating on Jake he will end up a multi millionaire. By the way he is a member of Omega Psi Phi which is the toughest College fraternity in America! With that pedigree getting through Annapolis and BUDS was an easy day.

  19. I haven't seen Green Zone in a while. For some reason I thought Damon's character was SF, but leading a non-SF task group. I guess I was mistaken. The SF team in Green Zone were the "bad guys", but remember Marine Recon community got bumped up in profile with The Rock. The Transformers guys were wearing SF tabs (the ones with sleeves).

    I often wonder if the USASOC is gun shy about working with Hollywood. They spent some time living down Rambo. I know they helped with Black Hawk Down, but you don't hear about them in Hollywood as much. The Department of the Navy seems to jump at all opportunities(JAG, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Battle: Los Angeles, Battleship, plus the many other films and tv shows mentioned).

  20. Depends on how you look at it. Unfortunately, the good guys and bad guys were wearing the same uniform.

  21. I think all Hollywood studios hire military consultants but end up using 50% of their advice.

    But i'm sure it will be better than Battleship.

  22. How many firefights you been in?

  23. This is a movie which I will definitely want as a Spec Edition DVD so I can re-watch and slow down some of the sequences! If any of you haven't seen the 5:20 min trailer here posted on 13 Jan 2012, I think you'll like the interviews, what the director was trying to accomplish and the synergy which happened between the production company and your teammates!
    (click on my name to go to the Apple Trailer website for Act of Valor)

  24. You just mentioned many of my favorite movies :)

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