Black Hawk Down is a heroic group of elite U. S. soldiers sent into Mogadishu, Somalia in October 1993 as part of a U. N. peacekeeping operation. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of the Somali warlord, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, as part of a strategy to control the civil war and famine that is destroying the country. The warlords were allowing their people to starve to death and the U.N had sent food, but the warlords hoarded it. The U.N had decided to stop this, so the mission was to again control the civil war and stop the famine.
The U. S. troops came to Somalia with good intentions, hoping to save lives and not take them. With increasingly delayed in the incomprehensible, feudal politics of Somalia- in which one clan has been rough against another for a millennium. The soldiers end up destined for a brutal time when the carefully planned mission takes unexpected turns. .. Resulting in the U. S. military's single biggest firefight since Vietnam.
When the mission began, every man, woman and child in Mogadishu takes up arms against the Americans. Which turns the city into a deadly combat zone. When in the mission two invincible Black Hawk helicopters are shot down over the city. Confusion was setting in and directions given by the command plane could not be followed and the directions given by the observation helicopter had to stand by the crash site. Things were getting so bad that command was considering releasing the prisoners. Which changes the mission completely into a desperate race against time to rescue the surviving flight crews, and to make matters worse some men in units were being separated and had get back with their unit in the city some how. So finally, the soldiers on the ground, Young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soldiers must fight side by side against overwhelming odds. For 18 tormenting, nerve racking, and disturbing hours, the solders remain trapped and wounded in some of the most hostile district of Mogadishu...