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.
John Krasinski wrote all of his dialogue.
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 the sausages caught the truck load of para-flares on fire, they would not have shot up in the sky as they are all laying on their side in the crate. They would have been all over the compound. They would have been in a secure area to begin with and not so close to living areas.
At the end of the credits, Sykes can be heard calling out the following military cadence, with his platoon responding: 'All my life it was my dream/ To be a bad motherfucking U.S. Marine.'
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)