WARNING! Do not watch this movie if you are claustrophobic!

Buried is a 2010 Spanish thriller film starring Ryan Reynolds. The film revolves around Iraq-based American truck driver Paul Conroy (Reynolds), who, after being attacked, finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pencil and a mobile phone to help him escape before the oxygen in the coffin runs out.

This film has added significance for me as the story is loosely based on the experiences of Roy Hallums, and even closer to home, the director of the Hostage Working Group is Dan Brenner…based on my good friend Dan O’Shea who actually was the founder and director of the HWG for 2 years.

In 2 years, and over 400 kidnapping cases, Dan only had one successful special ops hostage rescue mission, and that was Roy Hallums.

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