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Director Rod Lurie joins host Robin Milling to discuss The Outpost, a gritty depiction of a unit of U.S. soldiers battling Taliban forces at the remote Combat Outpost Keating in 2009 in the Battle of Kamdesh.
Rod tells Robin how he put his actors – five of whom are related to famous folk - through their military paces at boot camp to help them bond as soldiers in the film. Their surnames include Eastwood, Jagger, Attenborough, Alda, and Gibson. Shot on location in Sofia, Bulgaria, Rod says the film almost didn't get made as his son Hunter Lurie sadly died during production.
The end result, complete with accurate no-holds-barred realistic battle scenes, with the help of military consultants on the set, is a soaring homage to Hunter and the fallen soldiers.