Surviving the Cut (2010): S02E05 – US Army 160th SOAR (A)


Surviving the Cut was a military documentary/reality television series produced by 2 Roosters Media for the Discovery Channel.

It portrays the rigorous training programmes of various elite forces of the United States armed forces.


For six weeks, students are pushed through a barrage of mental and physical stress testing: escape and evasion, long-distance land navigation, hand-to-hand combat, special weapons, and emergency medical response skills.

1 in 3 will not survive the cut.

Surviving the Cut Series

You can find a full index of Surviving the Cut here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Bobby Williams.
  • Producer(s): Kaitlin McIntyre, Glenn Stickley, Al Edgington, Frank Longo, Bobby Williams, Christo Doyle, Oren Castro, Jeffrey Frey, Tim Sullivan, and Bob Parr.
  • Writer(s): Lynn Dougherty and Bobby Williams.
  • Narrator(s): William Sadler.
  • Music: Michael Baiardi.
  • Editor(s): Frank Longo, Oren Castro, Jeffrey Frey, Tim Sullivan, and Kevin Finn.
  • Production: 2 Roosters Media.
  • Distributor(s): Discovery Channel.
  • Release Date: 19 August 2011.
  • Running Time: 40-45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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