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.
Reviews
Popularity
913 ( 49)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2008  
Top Rated TV #120 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Josh Ray Person (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Evan 'Scribe' Wright (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Antonio Espera (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Lt. Nathaniel Fick (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley (7 episodes, 2008)
...
...
 Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Walt Hasser (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Gabe Garza (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Jason Lilley (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Rodolfo 'Rudy' Reyes (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. James Chaffin (7 episodes, 2008)
...
...
 Cpt. Dave 'Captain America' McGraw (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpt. Craig 'Encino Man' Schwetje (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Maj. John Sixta (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpt. Bryan Patterson (7 episodes, 2008)
...
...
 Maj. Todd Eckloff (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Eric Kocher (7 episodes, 2008)
...
...
 Meesh (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Steven Lovell (7 episodes, 2008)
Stefan Otto ...
 Cpl. Nathan Christopher (7 episodes, 2008)
Sal Alvarez ...
 Cpl. Hector Leon (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Pfc. John Christeson (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Michael Stinetorf (7 episodes, 2008)
Sydney Hall ...
 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey (7 episodes, 2008)
Justin Shaw ...
 Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Daniel Redman (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Sgt. Damon Fawcett (7 episodes, 2008)
Kyle Siebert ...
 Cpl. John Burris (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Smith (7 episodes, 2008)
...
 Cpl. Cody Scott (7 episodes, 2008)
Eric Kocher ...
 Gunnery Sgt. Rich Barrett (7 episodes, 2008)
Denton Douglas ...
 Cpl. Trevor Darnold (6 episodes, 2008)
Josh Barrett ...
 Sgt. Larry Shawn 'Pappy' Patrick (5 episodes, 2008)
...
 Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis (3 episodes, 2008)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

40 meres sto Iraq  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Throughout the entire mini-series the reporter from Rolling Stone Evan Wright is never referred to by his name. He is referred to only as Scribe, Rolling Stone, or Reporter. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Peace sucks a hairy asshole, Freddy. War is the motherfucking answer.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I'm glad they're doing this right (mostly)
15 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm also glad there is no music. Music (though moving) would have taken away the grit to this story and given it a more artificial feel. It's amazing how much of the dialog and situations are straight from the book, and how perfectly spot on they are showing Recon Marine culture.

I'm glad Rudy and Kocher got to play themselves. Though I only personally know Pappy out of these characters, it's obvious they are working as hard as they can (within Hollywood's tradition) to portray it as it happened. I hope they continue this series at least until the end of the invasion. I can't wait to see the action at the bridge and the other ambushes.

Oh, and the Sgtmaj. harping on grooming standards during combat operations is so hilarious because it's so true!


155 of 250 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?