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 role of Archie Gates was originally written for Clint Eastwood, but Russell decided he wanted a younger actor. George Clooney aggressively pursued the role, but Russell wanted Nicolas Cage instead. But when Cage was cast in Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Russell settled for Clooney.
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 credits list Omar 'Freefly' Alhegelan as "Bunker #1 Lieing Iraqi". The word "Lying" is misspelled.
For Sergeant Major Jim Parker, 1946 - 1998
DVD version includes four deleted scenes:
$15,847,636 (USA) (3 October 1999)
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