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.
In the scene where the three soldiers enter the secret room in the bunker with the stolen stuff and television sets, you can see Captain Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) watching the Rodney King beating video, which would've taken place a few weeks before the period of time, in which the film is set, and perhaps intentionally or unintentionally highlights the underlying racial tensions between Vig and Elgin in the first half of the film.
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!
When Archie Gates emerges from the white stretch limo at the beginning of the attack on the fort, there is a black convertible already flipped over and smoldering in the background. The black convertible doesn't get blown-up and flipped until a few minutes later.
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 (USA) (3 October 1999)
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