• Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

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Release Date: March 28th, 2014

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
A rookie guard (Luke Moran) at the Abu Ghraib prison secretly befriends an Iraqi detainee who is suspected of constructing a bomb that killed innocent civilians.

Cast: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, John Heard, Michael Welch, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, Scott Gordon-Patterson, Jermaine Williams

Director: Luke Moran

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rebel One Pictures

Distributors: Vertical Entertainment

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  • This is a story that still resonates in the way we deal with war, torture, and detainment camps. It demands depth. show more

  • Shot in New Mexico on a limited budget, Boys of Abu Ghraib is a credible depiction of the tedium, frustration and humiliation of wartime service. (Jack gets coated in human excrement not once but twice.) Naturalistic scenes of boxing, bantering and masturbation, set to a rap and hard-rock score, emphasize that these boys are young American everymen. show more

  • Writer-director-star Luke Moran has his heart in the right place, and a clear compassion for soldiers thrust into impossible situations with no training, but he lacks the desire to steer his film in the honest direction this topic requires. show more

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