Navy SEALs: True Stories

release year: 1999
genre: action/documentary
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/9/05

synopsis: This narrated, realistic documentary shows the SEALs' involvement in three conflicts: Grenada, Somalia, and Panama.

impressions: Pretty good. It's a mix of action movie and narration, with actors running around shooting and stalking while Scott Glenn narrates everything and explains things. Not quite a movie, and not quite a documentary, it gives good insight into the challenges and casualties that the SEALs faced in these three places.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Commandos destroying Manuel Noriega's jet.

acting: This wasn't "real" acting, but the SEALs were realistic. The most prominent role was the SEALs' on-ground commander, and that guy did a good job of looking tough and in charge.

final word: Worth seeing for SEAL fans.

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