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A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.1/10 (6,599 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Brian De Palma

Stars: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz

A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.


Izzy Diaz

Angel Salazar

Rob Devaney

Lawyer McCoy

Ty Jones

Master Sergeant Sweet

Anas Wellman


(as Anas 'Tipsy' Wellman)

Mike Figueroa

Sergeant Jim Vasquez

Yanal Kassay


Dhiaa Khalil


Kel O'Neill

Gabe Blix
Criminal Investigation Agent #2

Daniel Stewart Sherman

B.B. Rush

Patrick Carroll

Reno Flake

Qazi Freihat


Adel Odai


Helen Zamel

Date Girl

Hiyam Abdel Karim

Pregnant Woman

Issam Shamary

Pregnant Woman's Brother

Truth is the first casualty of war.


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Release Date: 16 November 2007

Filming Locations: Amman, Jordan

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000


Opening Weekend: $25,628
(18 November 2007)
(15 Screens)

Gross: $158,535

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Financed by Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks.


The U.S. Army soldiers in the film are all seen wearing the PASGT helmet, which was phased out of the U.S. Army and replaced with the MICH/ACH shortly before when the time period in which movie takes place, mid-2006.

User Review

An IRAQI's Comment (Who witnessed the war)

Rating: 8/10

I would give this movie 10 stars for the courage that the producers had
shown to reveal the truth about was going on there in Iraq.

First of all I am an Iraqi who witnessed everything that happened since
the first moment the war took place. I am not an American who is in
favour of certain political wing or party. And it is really frustrating
to hear those voices picking holes in De Palma's movie and accusing him
of being biased or not knowing how the army operates or..or ..or ..etc.
You don't need to know anything to be human!! and to stop killing,
supporting, or covering for the killing of the innocents.

It is not about elections and politics!! it is about hundreds of people
getting killed daily by different groups whether Al-Qaeda, the
militias, death squads, or the coalition forces themselves!! The movie
was so touching in every single aspect for an Iraqi who had lived there
and witnessed the war. The combination of bad and good soldiers is so
true. And choosing Sammara rather than any other province or city was
so wise since the pressure and threat that the soldiers are under there
is not the same for soldiers who are in rather safer areas like the
Northern part of Iraq. Also the psychological pressure that most of
those soldiers are under has been made clear in this movie; as well as,
the negativity, hostility and racism of some soldiers..If you are an
Iraqi who understands English, you can understand what the American
soldiers mumble or yell about every time an Iraqi approaches them. You
can tell from the look whether that soldier is a good or a bad one.
Something that has been successfully shown and well presented in that

Like most of the people who support the American army there and
consider every Iraqi or Muslim a terrorist or "desert nig**r" or "rag
head", most of the Iraqis and Muslims consider every troop a thief,
raper, and occupier who is after money, oil and damaging or destroying
Islam. But does that mean that they are right? they are both wrong!!
All the movie did is that it put the reality of what is going on in
Iraq in to cinema cause not all people follow the news or know which
media to be trusted; moreover, it didn't say that those stories or
characters are true or ever existed. And you don't need De Palma or the
Fox news to tell you that!! May be it is true that they might not know
a lot about Iraq, but what makes you think that you know better than
them about Iraq??!!..

Another true and clever thing about the movie were the videos posted on
the internet whether for the insurgents, soldiers' wives, or the people
who oppose such disgraceful crimes. Also how, in the end, the innocent
soldiers were the ones who pay for the crimes that their teammates
commit whether physically (Salazar) or psychologically (McCoy).