Over There (2005– )

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Action, Drama, War
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 3,826 users  
Reviews: 100 user | 6 critic

A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Over There" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Over There (2005– )

Over There (2005– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Over There.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2005  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Line in the Sand is the story of two US Marines lost in the wastelands of Iraq fighting insurgency, the environment, their own ideologies, and eventually each other, to survive.

Director: Rob Botts
Stars: Gary Weeks, Rob Botts, Paul J. Alessi
Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen
The Unit (2006–2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson
Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler
A Line in the Sand (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: James Hawes
Stars: Ross Kemp, Saskia Reeves, Mark Bazeley
The Pacific (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda
Strike Back (TV Series 2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes
Ultimate Force (2002–2006)
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Ross Kemp travels back to Afghanistan following his original BAFTA award winning series Ross Kemp in Afghanistan. This time he follows 5 SCOTS in and around Taliban hot spots in the baking ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Kemp
Last Resort (2012–2013)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Martha Kearney
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Alan R. Griswold II
Stars: Shawn Levy, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Pfc. Bo Rider (13 episodes, 2005)
...
 Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy (13 episodes, 2005)
...
 Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas (13 episodes, 2005)
...
 Pvt. Avery "Angel" King (13 episodes, 2005)
...
 Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams (13 episodes, 2005)
...
 Pfc. Tariq Nassiri (12 episodes, 2005)
Lizette Carrion ...
 Pfc. Esmeralda 'Doublewide' Del Rio / ... (12 episodes, 2005)
...
 Terry Rider (12 episodes, 2005)
...
 Pvt. Brenda 'Mrs. B.' Mitchell (11 episodes, 2005)
...
 Vanessa Dumphy (11 episodes, 2005)
(10 episodes, 2005)
Marcus Shultz ...
 Pvt Cambell (10 episodes, 2005)
...
 Sergio Del Rio (9 episodes, 2005)
...
 Anna (7 episodes, 2005)
...
 Captain Jonathan Baron (7 episodes, 2005)
...
 Eddy (7 episodes, 2005)
Edit

Storyline

A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irak  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(5.1 surround)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Over There" is the name of a patriotic marching song sung by soldiers during World War 1. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. "Scream" Silas: I was going home today, i was going home after a year in this sh**hole and yesterday they tell me that i'm staying 90 more days and taking on a squad of virgins! guess what the Sergeant you trained with had have his tonsils out. I Guarn-god-damn-tee you that one of you fools will do something stupid and get yourself killed within the week,
[yells]
Sgt. "Scream" Silas: within the week, damn it!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tour of Duty: Filming Over There (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outstanding War Drama
11 July 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

Fifty years from now, when television historians look back on this era, they will shake their heads in disbelief that a program as masterfully crafted as OVER THERE could not survive more than 13 episodes.

A product of the FX network, OVER THERE followed the lives of a diverse group of American soldiers on their first tour in Iraq. Chronological storytelling was used to perfection as viewers are with them from the moment they board the plane en route to their frightening new reality. We share their horror and shock when innocent civilians are mistakenly struck, when roadside bombs obliterate limbs, and when the best of intentions produce the most dreadful of results. On a more personal level, we see them contend not only with bullets and bombs overseas, but with adultery and family tragedy back home. We see Iraq not through a political lens, but through the eyes of those fighting for survival every single day.

None of the effectiveness of OVER THERE could have been achieved without the right cast. Producers deserve a lot of credit for this ensemble, led by Luke MacFarlane (Pte. Frank "Dim" Dumphy), Erik Palladino (Sgt. Chris "Sgt. Scream" Silas), Keith Robinson (Pte. Avery "Angel" King) and a surprisingly good Kirk "Sticky" Jones (Maurice "Smoke" Williams). Adding a female perspective are Lizette Carrion (Pfc. Esmerelda "Double Wide" Del Rio) and Nicki Aycox (Brenda "Mrs. B" Mitchell). These soldiers are all too complex and human. Dim is a college man shell-shocked by the carnage before him. Angel is a man of strong faith who signed up out of anger. Sgt. Scream drops hints he wants out of the army but has nothing to go back to. The interaction between such distinct personalities is one of the series' strongest assets.

For a show that was with us for so short of a period, OVER THERE certainly did not lack memorable moments. There are ethical dilemmas, such as when the soldiers find a stash of money that one of their own could desperately use back home. There are inspirational times, like when a soldier who lost his leg in an explosion valiantly continues with his life. Cultural barriers, media manipulation, and challenges in training Iraqi soldiers were among the many other topics covered.

One of the biggest criticisms of OVER THERE was that it never took a stance on such a contentious conflict. Few seemed to understand that this was part of its genius. Rather than get locked into a political debate, the show sought merely to present the war as it is. Whether the numbing violence we see is worth it or not is up to us. Indeed both sides of the war could study this program and use it to back up their point of view. You will be entertained regardless of your position.

In the end, OVER THERE was canceled because not enough people appreciated it. It's been said that the public may not have been ready for such a faithful adaptation of an ongoing conflict, with men and women still dying each and every day. That is understandable, but it doesn't necessarily make the loss of such a brilliant piece of work any easier to take.


53 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This show, or Generation Kill? gubar
Unbelivable how high the rating is on this show Esteeinarsson
Is there any sex or nudity in this series repsgym
Can't understand it pawebster
I'm so disappointed plugpray
Season 1 Pancho5732
Discuss Over There (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?