R | | Biography, Drama, War
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
The word "fuck" and its variants are used 278 times in this film (38 times with the prefix "mother").
Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford:
A story: A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change...
During the opening scene, when Fitch orders Swofford to drop and do push ups, a recruit can be seen behind Fitch, breaking character and laughing.
The title of the movie is the only opening credit at the beginning of the movie.
English, Spanish, Arabic, Latin
$27,726,210 (USA) (6 November 2005)