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 sex video breakup scene is actually a well-known urban legend that has been circulating in the American military since the late 1980s, and actually does happen.
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...
When Swofford returns home from the Marines, he has a Kuwaiti Liberation Medal on his uniform. That medal wasn't created until 1994, which was after Swofford left the Marine Corps.
The title of the movie is the only opening credit at the beginning of the movie.
Military theatrical versions of the film remove some footage, including the scene where a soldier dies during training.
English, Spanish, Arabic, Latin
$27,726,210 (USA) (6 November 2005)