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Home of the Brave (2006)

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Jamal Aiken (as Curtis Jackson)
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Cary (as Jeff Nordling)
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Ray (as James MacDonald)
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V.A. Hospital Doctor
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Pvt. Shar
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Spc. Pendilla
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Amad Kamal

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Storyline

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They're angry, touchy, and explosive: can a warrior find peace back home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Final Test of Courage is Coming Home See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 March 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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A Volta dos Bravos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,261 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$40,830 (USA) (18 May 2007)
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Trivia

The same year, Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci co-starred in Black Snake Moan (2006), which also starred Jessica Biel's husband Justin Timberlake. See more »

Goofs

When Army Private Tommy Yates (Brian Presley) left his parent's house getting into a taxi, after he decided to re-enlist for another tour, he was wearing a Marine 8-point cap (or cover) instead of the patrol cap or black beret which were the authorized headgear to go with the Desert Camouflage Uniform for US Army personnel. See more »

Quotes

Police Sergeant: Been in there for about an hour. Kept asking for you.
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Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

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I'm Ashamed I Went To The Advanced Screening Of This
30 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a film student and tonight Producer Rob Cowan came to our campus to show the first advanced screening of this film. Naturally, many students took advantage of this hoping to see a decent, entertaining film... HOWEVER, There aren't adequate words to describe how awful this film is. I knew going into it that this film was probably not going to be some engaging, powerful war drama, but still something to leave audiences satisfied. The reasons why this movie was awful 1. The acting is preposterous, not one character (Samuel L., Jessica Biel, 50 Cent (Obviously)) was well acted in any manner. 2. It is one of the most poorly written I have ever been privy too. Feeding off of the topical debates over the war in iraq, the script is ridden with clichés and feels like a Lifetime Movie gone wrong. 3. The directing to say the least is an absolute disgrace. This film is horribly structured and a complete headache as a result 4. 50 Cent. Going in, I was ready to give him the benefit of the doubt and judge his acting abilities fairly without any prior stigmas. Sadly, The minute he opened his mouth he erased all doubt that he has absolutely no place in this film

Typically, I am not a big fan of completely trashing a film. I believe that my opinion is my own and it is wrong to spread that on others. With that being said, I can say that this is the one film that I have no problem doing so. If in the event you would like to judge for yourself, don't say I didn't warn you when your cursing out the Movie Theatre manager for not giving you a refund.


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