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!
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
$15,847,636 (USA) (3 October 1999)