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2005 Drama/War Rated R 115 Minutes

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In Theaters November 4, 2005
On 4K UHD Not Available
On Blu-ray November 25, 2008
On DVD March 7, 2006


Set during the Gulf War, the episodic tale follows Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, 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.

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content.

Box office gross: $62.6 million. View box office history.

Released by Universal. See more credits.