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John Ridley (story)
David O. Russell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1999 (USA) See more »
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In a war without heroes they are kings See more »
Plot:
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Clooney ... Archie Gates

Mark Wahlberg ... Troy Barlow

Ice Cube ... Chief Elgin

Spike Jonze ... Conrad Vig

Cliff Curtis ... Amir Abdulah

Nora Dunn ... Adriana Cruz

Jamie Kennedy ... Walter Wogaman

Saïd Taghmaoui ... Captain Said (as Said Taghmaoui)

Mykelti Williamson ... Colonel Horn

Holt McCallany ... Captain Van Meter

Judy Greer ... Cathy Daitch
Christopher Lohr ... Teebaux

Jon Sklaroff ... Paco

Liz Stauber ... Debbie Barlow, Troy's Wife
Marsha Horan ... Amir's Wife

Alia Shawkat ... Amir's Daughter
Jabir Algarawi ... Hairdressing Twin #1
Ghanem Algarawi ... Hairdressing Twin #2

Bonnie Afsary ... Western Dressed Village Woman
Jacqueline Abi-Ad ... Traditional Village Woman
Fadil Al-Badri ... Deserter Leader
Al No'mani ... Kaied

Sayed Badreya ... Iraqi Tank Major
Magdi Rashwan ... Iraqi Troop Carrier Major

Ali Afshar ... Iraqi First Kill Soldier (as Alex Dodd)
Tank Jones ... Berm Soldier / Truck Driver (as Larry 'Tank' Jones)
Patrick O'Neal Jones ... Berm Soldier
Shawn Pilot ... Berm Soldier
Brett Bassett ... Berm Soldier

Jim Gaffigan ... Cuts Troy's Cuff Soldier

Al Whiting ... Camp Soldier / Truck Driver

Brian Patterson ... Camp Soldier / Truck Driver
Scott Dillon ... Camp Soldier
Kwesi Okai Hazel ... Camp Soldier
Joseph Romanov ... Camp Soldier (as Joseph Richard Romanov)

Christopher B. Duncan ... Camp Soldier (as Christopher Duncan)
Randy W. McCoy ... Camp Soldier
Mark Rhodes ... Camp Soldier
Scott Pearce ... Camp Soldier
Gary Parker ... Civil Affairs Company Clerk
Haidar Alatowa ... Saudi Translator

Salah Salea ... Iraqi Soldier with Map

Doug Jones ... Dead Iraqi Soldier
Farinaz Farrokh ... Iraqi Civilian Mother with Baby

Omar 'Freefly' Alhegelan ... Lying Iraqi - Bunker #1
Hassan Allawati ... Friendly Iraqi - Bunker #1
Sara Aziz ... Pleading Civilian Woman
A. Halim Mostafa ... Iraqi Civilian Man
Al Mustafa ... Storeroom Captain - Bunker #2

Anthony Batarse ... Iraqi Interrogation Sergeant
Mohamad Al-Jalahma ... Iraqi Rifle Loader #1 - Bunker #2
Mohammed Sharafi ... Iraqi Rifle Loader #2 - Bunker #2
Hillel Michael Shamam ... Storeroom Guard - Bunker #2

Joey Naber ... Iraqi Radio Operator

Basim Ridha ... Black Robe Leader

Peter Macdissi ... Iraqi Republican Guard Lieutenant - Oasis Bunker (as Peter MacDissi)
Tony Shawkat ... Iraqi Republican Guard Sergeant - Oasis Bunker
Joseph Abi-Ad ... Iraqi Republican Guard Sergeant - Oasis Bunker
Fahd Al-Ujaimy ... Troy's Interrogation Guard - Oasis Bunker
Derick Qaqish ... Troy's Interrogation Guard - Oasis Bunker (as Derick QaQish)
Hassan Bach-Agha ... Troy's Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Fadi Sitto ... Troy's Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Ali Alkindi ... Deserter #1
Abdullah Al-Dawalem ... Deserter #2
Rick Mendoza ... Deserter #3
Jassim Al-Khazraji ... Republican Guard on Roof - Oasis Bunker
Haider Alkindi ... Fleeing Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Kalid Mustafa ... Fleeing Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Ghazwyn Ramlawi ... Fleeing Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Raad Thomasian ... Fleeing Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker
Wessam Saleh ... Fleeing Republican Guard - Oasis Bunker

Jay Giannone ... Fleeing Republican Guard / Sniper - Oasis Bunker
Sam Hassan ... Fleeing Republican Guard / Sniper - Oasis Bunker

Brian Bosworth ... Action Star
Donte Delila ... Iraqi Child

Dylan Brown ... Iraqi Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini ... (uncredited)

Pete Antico ... Republican Guard / Shooter - Oasis Bunker (uncredited)

Anthony Azizi ... Iraqi Rebel (uncredited)

Sean Michael Boozer ... Black Robe Leader (uncredited)

Ben Bray ... Soldier with Stack of Levi's (uncredited)
Jeff Dolniak ... Camp Soldier (uncredited)

Michael Farez ... Iraqi Village Child (uncredited)

Brad Martin ... Military Film Actor (uncredited)

Todd H. Mathus ... Iraqi Republican Guard (uncredited)
Gunner O'Moore ... Iraqi Rebel (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ... Republican Guard (uncredited)
Golan Ramras ... Escaping Iraqi (uncredited)

Jose Rosete ... Well Guard (uncredited)
Cheryl Rusa ... Iraqi Villager (uncredited)

David O. Russell ... Hollywood Action Star (uncredited)

Directed by
David O. Russell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Ridley (story)

David O. Russell (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Robert S. Costanzo .... consulting producer
Alan Glazer .... associate producer (as Alan G. Glazer)
Gregory Goodman .... executive producer
Paul Junger Witt .... producer
Edward McDonnell .... producer (as Edward L. McDonnell)
John Ridley .... co-producer
Kim Roth .... co-producer
Charles Roven .... producer
Douglas Segal .... co-producer
Kelley Smith-Wait .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel 
 
Film Editing by
Robert K. Lambert 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Catherine Hardwicke 
 
Art Direction by
Jann K. Engel  (as Jann Engel)
Derek R. Hill (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
 
Costume Design by
Kym Barrett 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup supervisor (as Allan Apone)
Jim Beinke .... special makeup effects artist
Adam Brandy .... makeup artist
Sandra A. Coley-Greene .... hair stylist: second unit (as Sandra Coley Greene)
Clifton Dance .... makeup artist: second unit (as Cliff Dance)
Michelle Garbin .... makeup artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Barry R. Koper .... makeup department head: second unit
Janet Laszlo Santa .... makeup artist: second unit
Donald Mowat .... makeup artist: Mr. Wahlberg
Karen Rich .... hair stylist: second unit
Tina Sims .... key hair stylist
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist supervisor (as Robert Louis Stevenson)
Alicia M. Tripi .... assistant hair stylist (as Alicia Tripi)
Christine M. Guararra .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Gregory Goodman .... production manager
Ronald G. Smith .... production manager
Bill Draper .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Héctor López .... unit production manager: Mexico (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul F. Bernard .... second assistant director
Dan Bradley .... second unit director
John Downer .... additional second second assistant director
Kent Genzlinger .... second assistant director
Terry Ham .... additional second second assistant director
Amy Hughes .... second second assistant director
Lisa C. Satriano .... first assistant director: second unit (as Lisa Satriano)
Rebecca Stefan .... second assistant director: second unit
Julian Wall .... first assistant director
Eric Yellin .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Atchison .... assistant property master
Adam L. Barker .... plaster foreman
Chris Barnes .... signwriter
Helen Britten .... assistant decorator
Frank Calvert .... assistant property master
Rick Chavez .... assistant property master
Craig Cheply .... scenic artist
Raymond Consing .... illustrator
Jack Cornelius .... swing gang
Tim Dingle .... muralist
Matthew D. Egan .... propmaker gang boss
Robert Fechtman .... set designer
Scott Garrett .... set dresser/draper
Chuck Herrmann .... assistant property master
Kearsley Higgins .... art assistant
Richard M. Jones .... prop builder
Christian Kastner .... on-set dresser
Michael Kolb .... paint foreman (as Mike Kolb)
Larry D. Koszakovszky .... set dresser
Robert Lucas .... lead man
Ron Mendell .... set designer
David J. Negron Jr. .... storyboard artist
Carla S. Nemec .... art department coordinator
John M. Oswald .... on-set dresser
Michael Papac .... assistant property master (as Mike Papac)
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator (as Lars Peterson)
Lee Ross .... stand-by scenic
Theodore Sharps .... set designer
Kristen Spinning .... painter
Tracy Stockwell .... lead plasterer
Keith Van Velson .... property: second unit
Steven C. Voll .... construction foreman (as Steve Voll)
Lynny Warner .... swing gang (as Lynwood Warner)
Dean Wilson .... assistant property master
Jim Zemansky .... property master
Ralph Michael Brekan .... set construction laborer (uncredited)
Susan A. Burig .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Alan Feffer .... propmaker (uncredited)
Tom Frohling .... set designer (uncredited)
Bill Garber .... greensman (uncredited)
John B. Josselyn .... graphic illustrator (uncredited)
John M. Oswald .... prop builder (uncredited)
Danielle Quilici .... specialty props (uncredited)
Karl Swauger .... gang boss (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Beher .... foley editor
Brian Best .... assistant sound editor
Gary Blufer .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Lance Brown .... additional sound designer
Marc Deschaine .... assistant adr editor
Marc Deschaine .... assistant sound editor
Joe Dorn .... supervising adr editor
Michael Dressel .... foley editor
Dan Fontana .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Fortune .... supervising sound editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Klein .... adr editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nicholas V. Korda)
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Lance Laurienzo .... first assistant sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dan Leahy)
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Litt)
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voight)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Allison Moore)
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Alenka Pavlin .... cable person
Lisa Pinero .... sound mixer: second unit (as Lisa Pinero-Amses)
Terry Rodman .... sound effects editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Mike Shuman .... assistant sound editor
Shawn Sykora .... supervising foley editor
Edward Tise .... production sound mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... sound effects editor
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
Richard E. Yawn .... sound effects editor
Patrick Cicero .... sound assistant (uncredited)
J. Aloysius Flanagan III .... sound editorial support (uncredited)
Kate Jesse .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
Marsha Sorce .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Kevin Webb .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Bresin .... special effects
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator (as Marty Bresin)
Mike Brown .... special effects (as Michael Brown)
Dan Edwards .... special effects (as Danny J. Edwards)
Dale Ettema .... assistant special effects coordinator
Werner Hahnlein .... special effects
Chris Jones .... special effects
G. Peter King .... pyrotechnician
David A. Poole .... special effects
Michael Roundy .... special effects
Russell Shinkle .... mechanical creature effects supervisor: Alterian
Robert Simokovic .... special effects
Gary Snyder .... special effects
Ron Thompson .... special effects
Mike Van Arkel .... special effects
Tim Walkey .... special effects (as Timothy C. Walkey)
Richard Zarro .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Kelly Bechtle-Woods .... digital artist: 3D animator
Tommy Dorsett .... visual effects editor: POP Film
Joe Gareri .... visual effects executive producer: POP Film
Robert Hubbard .... visual effects
Kenny Lam .... digital compositor (as Ken Lam)
Todd Sarsfield .... scanning and recording operator
Carl Seibert .... visual effects producer
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor: POP Film
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
Rafael Macho .... title designer (uncredited)
Evan A. Nesbitt .... visual effects unit director of photography (uncredited)
Siouxsie Stewart .... CG coordinator: POP Film (uncredited)
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chino Binamo .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Ben Bray .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Max Daniels .... stunts
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt performer
Uzi Gal .... stunt performer
Richie Gaona .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Glenn Goldstein .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts (as Rosine Ace Hatem)
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Sam Maloof .... stunts (as Sammy Maloof)
Patrick Mark .... stunt double: Mark Wahlberg
Brad Martin .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double: Mark Walberg
Bobby Ore .... stunts
Jane Oshita .... stunt double: Alia Shawkat
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Gary Robert .... stunts
Misty Rosas .... stunts
John Rottger .... stunts
Cheryl Rusa .... stunt performer
George A. Sack Jr. .... stunt driver
Ofer Samra .... stunts
Chris Sayour .... stunts (as Christopher Sayor)
Brandon Sebek .... stunts (as Brandon Sebeck)
Hashem Shaalan .... stunts
Hash Shallan .... stunts
Rudolf Weber .... stunts
Keith Woulard .... stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts (uncredited)
Leo Arroyo .... stunts (uncredited)
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunts (uncredited)
Laura Dash .... stunts (uncredited)
John Escobar .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Hilow .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Brad Martin .... stunt double: George Clooney (uncredited)
Gunner O'Moore .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Spiro Razatos .... stunts (uncredited)
Cheryl Rusa .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Siegle .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Torres .... stunts (uncredited)
T.J. White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bonnin .... crane operator: Akela crane
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Erik Brown)
Stephen Carmona .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Carmona)
Murray Close .... still photographer
Keith Collea .... video assist operator
Keith Collea .... video playback operator
William Coss .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Bill Coss)
Don Duffield III .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Don Duffield)
Isaac Friedman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Keith Gorman .... assistant chief lighting technician
Anthony M. Gutierrez .... additional first assistant camera: second unit (as Tony Gutierrez)
Terry Hall .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Danny Hernandez .... electrician
Samuel Hughes .... grip
Joel Jaspan .... grip
Jimmy E. Jensen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Jimmy Jensen)
Ian Kelly .... video assist operator
Ian Kelly .... video playback operator
Amy La Licata .... second assistant camera: second unit
Thomas Lappin .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Tom Lappin)
Lynn Lockwood .... camera operator: second unit
Kyle T. MacDowell .... rigging grip
Susie Masterson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator
David L. Merrill .... key grip (as David Merrill)
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer (as Tony Nakonechnyj)
Evan A. Nesbitt .... additional cinematographer
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... grip
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit (as Phil Pfeiffer)
Melissa Roth .... first assistant camera: second unit
Thomas J. Ruffner .... dolly grip (as Tommy Ruffner)
Gregory J. Schmidt .... camera operator: second unit (as Greg Schmidt)
Geoff Shotz .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Keith L. Smith .... camera operator: second unit (as Keith Smith)
John Stewart .... grip
John Stradling .... second assistant camera: second unit
Bill Summers .... best boy grip (as Billy Summers)
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator: second unit (as Joe Valentine)
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip (as Bill Wynn)
Ross Corsair .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Curry .... set electrician (uncredited)
Julie Helton .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Mansur Johnson .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Wagganer .... video assist operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tina Kerr .... additional casting
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Alex Newman .... casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... additional casting
Tana Roller .... extras casting assistant
Salah Salea .... casting associate
Rachael Erwin .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gina G. Aller .... costumer
Javier Arrieta .... set costumer
Darryl M. Athons .... key set costumer (as Darryl Athoms)
Dan Bronson .... costume supervisor
Blanca Garcia .... costumer
Gilbert S. Hernandez .... set costumer (as Gil Hernandez)
Hector Morales .... set costumer
Bob Morgan .... costume supervisor
Elaine Ramires .... key set costumer (as Elaine Ramirez)
Carlos Rosario .... assistant costume designer
Lori Jean Sacks .... set costumer (as Lori Sacks)
Peggy A. Schnitzer .... key set costumer (as Peggy Schnitzer)
John M. 'Jack' Wright .... costumer: second unit (as Jack Wright)
 
Editorial Department
Dexter N. Adriano .... additional editor (as Dexter Adriano)
Mark Bourgeois .... additional editor
Clark Campbell .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Pamela March .... additional editor
Alan Z. McCurdy .... first assistant editor
Ronald White .... second assistant editor
Todd Busch .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Bruce Dukov .... violin
Michael Farrow .... music score mixer
Sonny Kompanek .... conductor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Ralph Sall .... music supervisor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
David Torn .... musician: textural solo contributions
Richard Wolf .... composer: additional music
Maguy R. Cohen .... music editor assistant (uncredited)
Zigmund Gron .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Garcia Jr. .... driver: honeywagon
Lee Garibaldi .... transportation captain
William Hogue .... driver
Gene R. Johnson .... transportation coordinator (as Gene Johnson)
Jerry Sidwell .... driver
Brian Steagall .... transportation captain
Phil Strauss .... transportation
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
David Wang .... military vehicles
Tom Whelpey .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Sermid Al'Serrif .... technical advisor: Iraq
Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini .... religious advisor: Iraq
Kim Bauman .... assistant: Mr. Roven
Lisa Bertuzzi .... production staff
Robert Cable .... second assistant accountant
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post
Amy Minda Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Clooney (as Amy Cohen)
Herman Cohen .... advisor
Mary Courtney .... production associate
Julie Cummings .... production assistant
Tamela D'Amico .... assistant to producer
King Davis .... technical advisor: military (as Col. King Davis)
Maria De La Torre .... staff assistant (as Maria de la Torre)
Kristen Dolan .... production secretary: Los Angeles
Michael S. Dunitz .... assistant location manager (as Michael Dunitz)
Michael Feuerhelm .... assistant: Mr. Witt
Kimberly Franklin .... assistant: Mr. Roven (as Kim Franklin)
Tony Gardner .... puppeteer
Nancy Haecker .... assistant location manager
Larry Hand .... production accountant
Jessica Hill .... staff assistant
Peter Hollocker .... production assistant
Catherine Hughes .... staff assistant
Timalee Hustin .... staff assistant
Polly Johnsen .... studio executive (uncredited)
Merritt Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Russell
Chrissy Kernes .... production assistant
Shelley Kirkwood .... publicist
Kate Kondell .... advisor
Troy Kramer .... craft service
Efrain Lomeli .... location scout: Mexico
Abbie Ludwig .... production coordinator: Mexico
Jennifer P. Luther .... second assistant accountant
Haley McLane .... script supervisor
Mike McNally .... first aid
Bob Merrick .... staff assistant
Gary Moglovkin .... assistant accountant
Bruce Morin .... craft service
Ronald G. Muhammad .... assistant: Ice Cube
Niamh Murphy .... textile artist
Jean Nakahara .... staff assistant
Carla S. Nemec .... staff assistant (as Carla Nemec)
Al No'mani .... dialect coach: Iraq
Peter J. Novak .... supervising location manager
Alex Orellanna .... assistant: Mr. Roven
Jim Parker .... technical advisor: military (as St. Major Jim Parker)
Mike Patlin .... aerial coordinator
Monique Perez .... production assistant
Chrissy Phelan .... staff assistant
Nathan Polatin .... assistant location manager
Bill Purple .... production assistant (as William Purple)
Golan Ramras .... production assistant
Nadia Randazzo Bombino .... accounting clerk (as Nadia Randazzo)
Nadia Randazzo Bombino .... payroll clerk (as Nadia Randazzo)
Angela Randazzo .... lead payroll accountant
Shannon Ratcliffe .... assistant: Mr. Clooney
John Rottger .... technical advisor: military (as Lt. John Rottger)
Sam Sako .... adr voice
Hillary Schwartz .... staff assistant
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Linda Stanley .... teacher
Linda Stanley .... welfare worker
Nicole Stavro .... script supervisor: second unit (as Nicole Espinosa)
James Patrick Stoteraux .... assistant: Mr. Russell
Lisa Swain .... production secretary
Edith Thornton .... assistant: Mr. McDonnell
Louis Timalot .... chief pilot
Elpe Villard .... production secretary
Eric Weinstein .... assistant: Mr. Wahlberg (as Eric L. Weinstein)
David L. Wolfson .... location manager (as David Wolfson)
Sheldon Zwerling .... projectionist
Julie Adams .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Kristie Breslin .... assistant to executive in charge of production: Bill Draper (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Curtis DeMartini .... stand-in (uncredited)
Julie Duvic .... location manager (uncredited)
Lily Flaschner .... location manager: Mexico (uncredited)
Jason Gondek .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Lora Hingst .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Reyes .... weapons assistant (uncredited)
Jack Shaheen .... script consultant (uncredited)
Scott Stravitz .... medic (uncredited)
Kurt Zelnak .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jim Parker .... dedicatee (as Sergeant Major Jim Parker)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic war violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
114 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Archie Gates' uniform indicates that he is a Special Forces-qualified, Ranger-qualified member of the Combat Applications Group (CAG), formerly known as the Special Forces Operational Detachment "D", but more commonly known as "Delta Force." He is referred to as having been "with Delta." He also wears on his uniform the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist badge, the Pathfinder badge, and the SCUBA Diver qualification badge.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Characters are frequently seen handling - with only moderate difficulty - armfuls of gold that should weigh several hundred pounds.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Troy Barlow:Are we shooting?
Soldier:What?
Troy Barlow:Are we shootin' people or what?
Soldier:Are we shooting?
Troy Barlow:That's what I'm asking you!
Soldier:What's the answer?
Troy Barlow:I don't know the answer! That's what I'm trying to find out!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
TortureSee more »

FAQ

Did George Clooney really hit David O. Russell on set?
If Chief is a worshipper of Jesus, why is he praying with the Muslims in the cave?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A thought-provoking war movie, an exciting action film, a hysterically funny comedy, and a moving drama... what more could you ask from Hollywood?, 31 March 2007
Author: jaysilentbob37 from United States

Regardless of any backlash you may have heard, this film is a flat-out masterpiece. It's blend of action, comedy, and drama is perfect enough that any moviegoer can find ultimate satisfaction with it. The story is fun, the dialogue is hilarious, and the situations range from hilarious to shockingly emotional and intense. In fact, the film is something like watching humor and seriousness fight it out. By the end, you're exhausted.

The film's plot begins once the Persian Gulf War is over. Soldiers are celebrating, and a peace treaty between the U.S. and Iraq has been signed. Everything's cool. The morning after the celebration, three of the soldiers, Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze), and Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) come across a map in an Iraqi POW's ass. It is a map to millions of dollars worth of Kuwaiti gold, stolen by Saddam. The soldiers, not entire;y satisfied by the lack of action in the war, decide to steal the gold to make the time served worthwhile. A greedy special forces officer, Archie Gates (George Clooney) steps in, declaring himself the leader, and off they go. Shortly after they find the gold however, things quickly go wrong. Saddam's soldiers begin slaughtering Iraqi civilians, whom Bush had advised to rise up against Saddam. Putting humanity before greed, the men decide to help the civilians...

The plot moves at a fast pace, and every scene is entertaining. The dialogue is a joy to listen to, and is chock full of hilarious lines and witty insight. The comedy ranges from clever, and/or silly one-liners, and some of the most surreal situations ever filmed. A cow steps on a hidden bomb, and blows up. Mark Wahlberg's character contacts his wife while briefly imprisoned in a bunker that is stocked full of cordless phones. And don't even get me started on the ambitious reporter Adriana Cruz (Nora Dunn) and her dimwitted escort (Jamie Kennedy)... Moments like these come frequently, always hitting their comedic mark- and after the first half hour, are usually followed by stuff like a woman being shot in the head in front of her young daughter, and a torture scene that ironically brings much humanity to the Iraqi soldiers. The scenes often cancel each other out. Comedic scenes usually end in, or involve something serious, and much of the serious stuff involves, or ends in something funny ("what is the deal with Michael Jackson?). And yes, the film is quite violent, and though not nearly as gory as war films such as Black Hawk Down, and Saving Private Ryan, there are still plenty of scenes that may churn the stomachs of squeamish viewers (the demonstration of how a bullet effects the body from the inside made me kind of nauseous).

The performances are also great, and with a cast like this, I'm surprised that the movie doesn't have nearly as much recognition as it deserves. George Clooney is perfect as Archie Gates. He is sarcastic, greedy, and often rude, yet you take him seriously when his more selfless side emerges. Mark Wahlberg is funny in a strangely emotional way, as Troy Barlow. Spike Jonze is flat-out hysterical as the annoyingly lovable, poorly educated redneck, Conrad Vig. And Ice Cube, who is a great actor when given the right roles (Boyz N the Hood), is great, though he is given a bit less to do than his co-stars. After the hilarious first half-hour, his role rarely requires too much "acting".

The film is shot in a style that gives it a realistic look, and leaves you in need of air conditioning. The color appears to be on the maximum brightness level, and everything seems to have a reflection, even if all it reflects is bright light. The look gives the film a gritty and downbeat tone, which in a way makes the film even funnier, as the absurd humor almost comes as unexpected in such a real, and harsh looking film. Don't sit too close to a TV when watching this.

The film is a masterpiece, one of the greatest films ever made in my eyes. It provides more sheer entertainment and pleasure than half the movies made these days. Watch it as the entertaining action-comedy-drama that it is, and don't worry too much about the political content, which is irrelevant compared to the fun. Three Kings is on of the most exhilarating, downright brilliant movies I've ever seen, and I give it my full recommendation of 10/10.

Three Kings is rated R for Graphic War Violence, Language, and Brief Sexuality.

Sex- 5/10 Violence- 9/10 Swearing- 10/10 Drugs- 3/10

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