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Generation Kill 

TV-MA | | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (2008)
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.
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Top Rated TV #123 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
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 Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
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 Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
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 Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis 3 episodes, 2008
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Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there. Written by Ernie Mastroianni

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13 July 2008 (USA)  »

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40 meres sto Iraq  »

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Actors Eric Laden ("Cpl. James Chaffin"), Chance Kelly ("Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando"), and Owain Yeoman ("Sgt. Eric Kocher") would once again portray U.S. service members in the Iraq War six years later in the biographical war drama film American Sniper (2014). See more »

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Cpl. Josh Ray Person: A Nutbusting haji, is a happy haji.
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Referenced in Castle: Vampire Weekend (2009) See more »

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throat cancer. just lucky i guess...
14 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Every Marine that I know who's read this book, and the couple that have caught the first episode has nothing but good things to say about the material. David Simon and Ed Burns did a great job of sticking to the heart of Wright's story--and from what I've heard, even referenced Lt. Fick's personal account (One Bullet Away)--of that deployment as well. As an active duty Sergeant in the USMC, most of my enlistment has involved working with and managing the same kind of colorful personalities seen in GK. I lost track of how many times we laughed at random "unfunny" scenes because the accuracy of the mannerisms, terminology, or situations depicted.

The one thing that caught me off guard was, after watching all the HBO trailers, the lack of music. I kept expecting to hear that campy trailer music sprite up the background, but it never happened. Oh well, you can't win em all.

YOU WILL ABIDE BY THE GROOMING STANDARD.


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