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.
All Marines are taught to think of each other as brothers. Since the production of Jarhead wrapped, Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have actually become brothers in the real world, with the marriage of Peter Sarsgaard to Gyllenhaal's sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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.
English, Spanish, Arabic, Latin
$27,726,210 (USA) (6 November 2005)
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