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.
David O. Russell had the Foley department tone down the sounds of gunfire, saying he didn't want to "Bruce Willis-ize" 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 our heroes lead the refugees to the Iranian border, Barlow appears both within the group as they walk, and behind it, sitting in the Humvee.
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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