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Over There 

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, War | TV Series (2005)
A dramatized take on war in Iraq.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Pfc. Bo Rider 13 episodes, 2005
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 Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams 13 episodes, 2005
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 Pfc. Tariq Nassiri 12 episodes, 2005
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 Pfc. Esmeralda 'Doublewide' Del Rio / ... 12 episodes, 2005
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 Terry Rider 12 episodes, 2005
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 Pvt. Brenda 'Mrs. B.' Mitchell 11 episodes, 2005
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Marcus Shultz ...
 Pvt Cambell 10 episodes, 2005
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 Sergio Del Rio 9 episodes, 2005
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 Captain Jonathan Baron 7 episodes, 2005
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A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

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Action | Drama | War

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27 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Irak  »

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According to senior military advisor Sean Bunch, some scenes of violence were not included in the final cut. See more »

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Sgt. "Scream" Silas: We didn't come for your oil! We came to kick your ass!
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Referenced in Tour of Duty: Filming Over There (2006) See more »

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A decent piece of television
3 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had a lot of preconceived ideas about this show before I started watching it, and I have to say that most of them have been completely allayed. Sure, there are inaccuracies, due to both financial and storyline constraints, but by and large, this show paints an interesting and compelling portrayal of a group of kids thrust into battle a long way from home. Refreshingly in this polarised political climate, this show ignores politics, commenting on both the positive and negative aspects of the United States' intervention in Iraq without making a judgement, and overall focusing closely on the small eveyday experiences of the men involved, not on the global issues at stake.

The script is not the best, relying rather heavily on obvious clichés, but this is compensated by some very good acting and some well created (if not strictly militarily accurate) set pieces. In attempting to cover every aspect of the war, from the different experiences of the troops there to the struggles of the wounded and the fears of those at home, this series unfortunately dilutes its impact, not helped by some rather pedestrian pacing, but nonetheless, you do get drawn into these boys (and girls), and really begin to enjoy their stories and experiences, making this a worthwhile experience which I would recommend.


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