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Gunner Palace -- American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four mon

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American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Bryant Davis ... Himself
Devon Dixon ... Himself
Javorn Drummond ... Himself
Elliot Lovett ... Himself
Nick Moncrief ... Himself
Jon Powers ... Himself
Richmond Shaw ... Himself
Terry Taylor ... Himself
Stuart Wilf ... Himself

Directed by
Petra Epperlein 
Michael Tucker 
 
Produced by
Petra Epperlein .... producer
Michael Tucker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Cimino 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Tucker 
 
Film Editing by
Petra Epperlein 
Michael Tucker 
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
 
Sound Department
Chris Müller .... sound mixer
Michael Tucker .... sound
 
Music Department
Robert Cimino .... musician: freestyle beats
Heinrich Kreyenberg .... musician: piano
Stuart Wilf .... musician: guitar
 
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Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Steven Wallace .... publicist: David Magdael & Associates
 

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for strong language throughout, violent situations and some drug references (re-rating on appeal)
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85 min
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Canada:14A | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating on appeal)
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Under normal circumstances more than one use of the word "fuck" would get a film an R-rating. In this instance, the MPAA reasoned that a person old enough to be recruited by the army should be allowed to view a documentary on actual army life. However the rating also carried the notice that it was awarded on appeal to provide a better cautionary warning to parents concerned about what their children are viewing.See more »
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SPC Tom Susdorf:This morning, um, the Shiites were having their holy day, doing their usual walks around Baghdad, and their pilgrimmage to some of the holy shrines in the area and they went over to Kadhimiya, and, uh, a couple explosions went off. The doctors at the hospital say at least seventy-five people were killed...See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Informal, behind the scenes look at the modern American soldier, 18 January 2008
Author: Thomas Gill (t6tommy@aol.com) from United States

The first thing that struck me was that most of the American soldiers portrayed in this documentary apparently were small town guys, with little education and not as articulate as one would hope. They joined the military not out of patriotism, but for imagined adventure. It was the army or community college. I can sympathize with them and at the same time I can understand why the Iraqi people don't like them. They are crass, bullying and overbearing.But they also are willing to take tremendous risks and are sincere in their efforts to bring stability to a country thousands of miles from their own.

The entire Iraqi war seems to be a tragic, confusing mess and where it goes from here, no one really knows. The American soldiers, many just kids fresh out of high school, really want to put in their time and go home. But we know, even if they survive, they will never be the same again.

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