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Brief Synopsis: "Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are earger to fight but are forced to stay back from the action. Meanwhile Swofford gets news of his girlfriend is cheating on him. Desperately he wants to kill someone and finally put his training to use."

Overall Ranking: 1164 (Rank from 2005: # 25)

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Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Dan O'Neill75 - Jarhead is definitely not the war flick for everyone, actually it’s very anti-war, but what sets this one apart is the direction from Mendes who gets inside the heads of these soldiers and shows what they’re going through, and also features a stand-out performance from Gyllenhaal, who is compelling the whole time.
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David Baruffi70

People Involved

  • Jamie Foxx (Staff Sgt. Sykes)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Anthony Swofford)
  • Scott MacDonald (D.I. Fitch)
  • Lucas Black (Kruger)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (Alan Troy)
  • Laz Alonso (Ramon Escobar)
  • Chris Cooper (Lt. Col. Kazinski)
  • Brian Geraghty (Fergus ODonnell)
  • Damion Poitier (Poitier)
  • John Krasinski (Corporal Harrigan)
  • Sam Mendes (Director)