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 Major Archie Gates was offered to Nick Nolte, who turned it down, saying he was too old. Jeff Bridges wanted to play Gates, but was turned down as a result of the poor box-office run of The Big Lebowski (1998).
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!
Just after they start driving for the Iranian border, a saguaro cactus can be seen in the background. Saguaros are only found in the Sonoran desert (the Southwestern US and Mexico, where the film was shot.)
For Sergeant Major Jim Parker, 1946 - 1998
$15,847,636 (USA) (3 October 1999)
See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in October, check out our guide to Fall TV, video games, and more.