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Jarhead (4-Nov-2005)

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: William Broyles, Jr.

Based on a book: Jarhead: A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf War by Anthony Swofford

Music by: Thomas Newman

Producers: Douglas Wick; Lucy Fisher

Keywords: Drama, Action/Adventure, Sniper, Iraq, Persian Gulf War, Biography, Explosions

Film adaptation of the Anthony Swofford memoir of the same name tells of a former Marine's Desert Storm-era experiences in the Middle East.

ABSTRACT
Anthony Swofford, a young man and intellectual from Sacramento, California, joins up with the Marines towards the end of the tumultuous 1980s, heading to Saudi Arabia as a sniper after Saddam Hussein's sabre-rattling leads to the Persian Gulf War. Ill-suited for the job of witnessing carnage and perhaps doing some killing himself with little remorse in the name of freedom no matter how well-intentioned the military operation might be, Swofford becomes party to a series of traumatic events under the scorching Arabian sun, ultimately taking his experiences to a tell-all book that would serve as the basis for Jarhead.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laz Alonso
Actor
25-Mar-1974   Charlie Duchamp on Breakout Kings
Lucas Black
Actor
29-Nov-1982   The kid from Sling Blade
Chris Cooper
Actor
9-Jul-1951   American Beauty
Jamie Foxx
Comic
13-Dec-1967   Ray
Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor
19-Dec-1980   Donnie Darko
Dennis Haysbert
Actor
2-Jun-1954   President David Palmer on 24
John Krasinski
Actor
20-Oct-1979   Jim Halpert on The Office
James Morrison
Actor
21-Apr-1954   Bill Buchanan on 24
Peter Sarsgaard
Actor
7-Mar-1971   Shattered Glass
Jacob Vargas
Actor
18-Aug-1971   The Death and Life of Bobby Z

CAST

Jake Gyllenhaal   ...   Swoff
Peter Sarsgaard   ...   Troy
Lucas Black   ...   Kruger
Brian Geraghty   ...   Fergus
Jacob Vargas   ...   Cortez
Laz Alonso   ...   Escobar
Evan Jones   ...   Fowler
Ivan Fenyo   ...   Pinko
Chris Cooper   ...   Lt. Col. Kazinski
Dennis Haysbert   ...   Maj. Lincoln
Scott MacDonald   ...   D.I. Fitch
Jamie Foxx   ...   Staff Sgt. Sykes
Kareem Grimes   ...   Welty
Peter Gail   ...   Doc John
Jamie Martz   ...   Foster
Jocko Sims   ...   Julius
Ming Lo   ...   Bored Gunny
Kevin Foster   ...   Branded Marine
Damion Poitier   ...   Poitier
Riad Galayini   ...   Nurse
Craig Coyne   ...   Young Mr. Swofford
Katherine Randolph   ...   Young Mrs. Swofford
Rini Bell   ...   Swoff's Sister
Dendrie Taylor   ...   Mrs. Swofford
James Morrison   ...   Mr. Swofford
Arman Zajic   ...   Boy Swoff
Brianne Davis   ...   Kristina
Brian Casey   ...   Paintball Marine
Ernest Ozuna   ...   Sgt. Major
Tyler Sedustine   ...   Harris
Jonathon R. Mize   ...   STA Graduate
Joel Prato   ...   STA Graduate
Kristin Richardson   ...   Stewardess
Donna Kimball   ...   Reporter
Marty Papazian   ...   Dettman
Becky Boxer   ...   Dettman's Wife
Mark Davis   ...   Dettman's Neighbor
John Krasinski   ...   Cpl. Harrigan
Christian Reeve   ...   Bedouin
Mike Akrawi   ...   Bedouin
Toufig Tulsiram   ...   Bedouin
Jubin K   ...   Bedouin
Hari Bali   ...   Bedouin
Kurt Larson   ...   Arguing Corporal
Ammar Daraiseh   ...   Iraqi Officer
Al Faris   ...   Iraqi Officer
V. J. Foster   ...   Vietnam Vet

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