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Release Date: November 4th, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2006

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
In the late 1980s, Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) enlists as a Marine, training in boot camp under a sadistic drill instructor. Swofford undertakes a sniper course headed by Staff Sgt. Sykes (Jamie Foxx) during this time, which is shortly before the advent of the Gulf War. When the United States becomes involved, Swofford is shipped out, along with his spotter, Alan Troy (Peter Sarsgaard). Facing uncertainty each day -- about the war and home -- the soldiers try to maintain composure.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Lucas Black, Brian Geraghty, Jacob Vargas, Laz Alonso

Director: Sam Mendes

Genres: War, Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Friendship, Dark, Friend, Survival, 1980s, 1990s, Quest

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