R | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
The propaganda leaflet with pictograms held by the officer with the megaphone, is a copy of an actual leaflet used during the Gulf War to encourage Iraqi soldiers to surrender.
Are we shooting?
Troy Barlow: Are we shootin' people or what?
Soldier: Are we shooting?
Troy Barlow: That's what I'm asking you!
Soldier: What's the answer?
Troy Barlow: I don't know the answer! That's what I'm trying to find out!
The shot of the civilians and the dog drinking the milk after the milk truck spills its contents looks much darker than the shot just before or just after and was probably shot at night, even though the scene takes place during the day.
For Sergeant Major Jim Parker, 1946 - 1998
The Australian theatrical release omits a brief close up of a woman being shot in the head by one of Saddam's soldiers. This was done to avoid an R rating. This scene cut from the Australian release in order to obtain an MA rating for theatrical release were restored for the VHS and DVD releases, thus restoring the original R rating.
$15,847,636 3 October 1999
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