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  (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
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
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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Also Known As:
"American Soldiers: Dateline Iraq" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated R for pervasive war violence and language
Australia:103 min | Philippines:110 min (cut)
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Revealing mistakes: After the post-helicopter crash shootout, the dead insurgent's leg moves. His leg is in a different position in every scene.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Furie Strikes Again, 11 August 2007
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

Sidney J. Furie ("Superman IV", "Iron Eagle") hasn't made a good movie in his nearly five decades in the director's chair, and he wasn't about to start with "American Soldiers."

It's not that this film had zero potential. The short-lived TV series "Over There" proved that a dramatized look at the ongoing Iraq conflict could be entertaining and real without crossing an uncomfortable line with men and women still dying on the frontlines. But stunningly clichéd dialog dogs "American Soldiers" from the opening sequence. There's the prisoner meet who is only too happy to share his evil plans for the future with his American enemies, reminiscent of something out of an old superhero cartoon. There's the forced "why are we here?" discussion. And who could forget the soldiers who offer some timely advice before dying, a crucial component of unimaginative movies.

The acting is no better. I can usually handle a sub-par performance here and there, but these guys are so bad it detracts from whatever enjoyment may have been possible. Instead of being sucked into the story, you find yourself wondering if this was the best Central Casting could do. The actors aren't helped by the aforementioned dialog; in fact, you really get the sense that they know how terrible their lines are as they reluctantly recite them.

The Furie staple of senseless violence (remember "Iron Eagle"?) is omnipresent here as well. The pattern is detectable within 10 minutes: clichéd dialog, horrible acting, big, fiery explosions, repeat. Of course things blowing up is a part of war, but Furie uses it as a misguided means to liven things up rather than portray the brutality of conflict and its impact on GIs. There are moments where you'll swear this film's target audience is violence-obsessed adolescent boys (again, remember "Iron Eagle"?).

But enough about the negative. No one expects a direct-to-DVD film from Sid Furie to be a masterpiece. The truth is, "American Soldiers" does not deserve to be in the IMDb's bottom 100, where sits as of this writing. Trust me, there have been much, much worse. "American Soldiers" even has a few decent moments once you're willing to forgive its shortcomings. But depending on your viewing habits, that's a big if.

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