Set in the harrowing days following 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
The most important thing a man can take into combat is a reason why.
You're in this fight, boys, you mark my words.
19 men attacked our country.
12 of you will be the first ones to fight back.
It's us, we're going in.
You know I love you, right?
I would be remiss if I did not say to you, even in success, the odds of you coming home.
We're a hundred percent, sir.
We're coming home.
Why these men follow you?
Take me to the Taliban, I'll show you.
We take horses.
Alright, who's ridden before, anyone?
Cancún, Spring break, but I was pretty hammered.
Does he have a name?
Great, this will be fun.
50,000 Al-Qaeda fighters, and you're just an army of twelve.
We've just been handed the most important mission in the free world.
Hold on, our boys are gonna ride into battle on horseback?
Chances are we're not gonna make it out of this one.
If we quit now, what happened back home is gonna happen again and again.
Get down, get down!
It's you who gotta make this decision.
Nothing I'd rather do.
I thought you'd never ask.
Where the hell did those come from?
Take out biggest guns first.
I am your biggest gun, cap.
The only way home is winning.
This is from the towers.
You carry that with you.