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Writer:
Greg Mellott (screenplay)
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Plot:
A group of U.S. soldiers defy their country when they release mistreated prisoners. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not completely awful, but very close See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Curtis Morgan ... Spc. Tyler Jackson

Zan Calabretta ... Sgt. Delvecchio
Jordan Brown ... Spc. Cohen
Eddie Della Siepe ... Pfc. Roy Pena
Paul Sturino ... Pfc. Dowdy

Ben Gilbank ... Pfc. Aikens
Shaun Taylor ... Sgt. Ron Stalker (as Shaun Garrett)

Brett Ryan ... Spc. Romeo
Philippe Buckland ... Spc. Carver
Michael Belisaro ... Pfc. Johnson (as Michael Belisario)
Vince Salonia ... Lt. Ahmed

James Gilbert ... National Guard Lt. Banning (as Jim Gilbert)
Jason Matheson ... National Guard Lt. Diggs
Alastair Love ... National Guard Sgt. Wilkes
Josh Campbell ... National Guard Pfc. Kelly
Jesse Ryder Hughes ... National Guard Spc. Cooper (as Jesse Hughes)
Danny Kharazmi ... Insurgent
Rashid Al Switi ... Bad Cop (as Rashid Al-Switti)
Omar Balika ... Fedayeen Leader
Mohamed Safi ... Doctor #1
Michael Challenor ... Doctor #2
Sergio de la Rocha ... CIA Contractor
Kevin Jake Walker ... Aide (as Kevin Walker)

Andrea Drepaul ... Station Nurse
Saeideh Mohajer ... Nurse #2

Rachael Ancheril ... Nurse #3 (as Rachel Ancheril)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Brown ... 2X Driver

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Mellott  screenplay

Produced by
Sidney J. Furie .... producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Paul Lees .... line producer
Eli Necakov .... associate producer
Curtis Petersen .... producer
Christopher Petzel .... executive producer
Lewin Webb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Varouje 
 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
 
Film Editing by
Eduardo Martinez 
 
Casting by
Marjorie Lecker 
 
Costume Design by
Soo Luen Tom 
 
Makeup Department
Randy Daudlin .... makeup supervisor
Matthew Dewilde .... makeup effects technician
Daniel Lee .... assistant makeup artist
Daniel Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Sheilagh McGrory .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Aaron Barnett .... production manager
Deanna Strong .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Michael Dawson .... second assistant director
Ariel Fingrut .... trainee assistant director
Richard Keating .... third assistant director
Nicole Pead .... trainee assistant director
Adele Reeves .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Rich Boylan .... set dresser
Ray Wong .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Beck .... supervising sound effects editor
Ben Burke .... assistant sound editor
Richard Calistan .... adr engineer
Alan deGraaf .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dykstra .... foley recordist
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonas Kuhnemann .... supervising dialogue editor
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Joe Mancuso .... dialogue editor
Dan Sexton .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Karl Brown .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Adlon .... digital effects artist
Matt Hansen .... lead 3D animator
Rainy Venne .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Richard Collier .... utility stunts
Don Gough .... utility stunts
David Kynaston .... utility stunts
Valentin Nedialkov .... stunt coordinator
Valentin Nedialkov .... stunts
Jay Perino .... utility stunts
Geoff Scovell .... stunt double
Michael Cameron .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Begin .... first assistant camera
Angela Chao .... second assistant camera
Dave Mitchell .... camera operator
Barry Newton .... first assistant camera
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Suresh Rohin .... camera operator
Suresh Rohin .... second unit
 
Casting Department
William Riley .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William Ng .... first wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Gord Ventura .... dailies colorist
 
Transportation Department
Karl Brown .... transportation coordinator
Lisa Zozzolotto .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kim Altbaum .... production coordinator
Karl Brown .... set mechanic
Marco Di Venanzo .... assistant location manager (as Marco 'Ratboy' Di Venanzo)
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Vivian Lin .... assistant production coordinator
Quincy Morgan .... location manager
Valentin Nedialkov .... military and technical advisor
Desmond Paes .... production accountant
Al Vrkljan .... armorer
Ron White .... production assistant
Ray Wong .... set supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"American Soldiers: Dateline Iraq" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive war violence and language
Runtime:
Australia:103 min | Philippines:110 min (cut)
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The ammo belts on the belt-fed weapons never move.See more »
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References Scarface (1983)See more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not completely awful, but very close, 14 August 2006
Author: Golden_Emu from Ontario, Canada

After reading a few reviews, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt that the hummers and trucks seemed indestructible, unless the plot needed them on foot.

Also, any notice that this was sort of like a bad G.I. Joe episode, where no one hits anything with any weapon (RPGs included), but the bad guys retreat after one scrapes a knee? I couldn't give this movie an out-and-out 1 out of 10, because I at least saw that they were trying to give political open-minded discussion about whether being there was right or wrong (the Iraq prisoner's point of view, the fact that some in the squad knew at least why the Iraqis MIGHT be upset at the US for being there, etc.), but personally, these were completely overshadowed by how saintlike each solider was made out to be. Bad soldiers? Yup, because just emptying clips is a better solution then aiming each shot - let your MG be your sniper! Also, never SEEN a worse knife fight in my life. Bad shots? Definitely - unless they are using their side arm or their own RPG. But I could get over all these things, but what I couldn't was the bloody "buck up, little solider" speeches every 20 minutes. I swear, if I heard another "you guys are the best soldiers I've ever been with" or "we're here for each other and nothing else matters" speech again from anyone in the squad, I probably would have thrown something at the TV.

Want to see an actual modern war movie? See Black Hawk Down.

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