Jarhead | 2005

Drama, Adaptation
A dramatic chronicle of the Gulf War as seen through the eyes of a young Marine.

Cast

... Swoff

Actor

... Staff Sergeant Sykes

Actor

... Troy

Actor

... Kruger

Actor

... Fergus

Actor

... Cortez

Actor

... Escobar

Actor

... Fowler

Actor

... Lieutenant Colonel Kazinski

Actor

... Major Lincoln

Actor

... DI Fitch

Actor

... Pinko

Actor

Company

Production Company

BBC News

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Synopsis

Set during the Gulf War, the episodic tale follows Anthony Swofford (a.k.a. "Swoff"), a third-generation enlistee, from his sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he's sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck sack on his back, while moving through Middle East deserts with no cover from the intolerable heat. As well, he advances with no protection from the Iraqi soldiers--and there's always a potential enemy sighting, just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves on humor and camaraderie as they tread the blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully fathom.

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