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Taking Fire -- An Army reservist joins an active military team in Bagdad, and learns that there is more to war than blood and bullets.  His perceptions and misconceptions are changed forever in an experience that will leave the audience thinking twice when they read the


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Release Date:
1 December 2009 (USA) See more »
An Army reservist joins an active military team in Baghdad, and learns that there is more to war than blood and bullets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Spencer Lighte ... Major Donovan

Pete Freeland ... Capt. Wallace

Donnelle Russell ... Colonel Dawson

John Godley ... General Strong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cathy Cosenza ... Journalist #2
Joseph DiSparti ... Sgt. Nelson
Aaron J. Donahue ... Hostage
Michael Donahue ... Journalist #4
Mike Donahue
Matthew Garcia ... PFC Ramirez
Vic Garcia ... Insurgent
Donald Hong ... Captain Hong
S. Edward Leifheit ... Corporal Lee
Mike Riche ... Spc Dane Joyner
Fritz Trentacoste ... Journalist #1
Mario Valle ... Pfc Jackson
Chris Whitley ... Hostage / Terrorist

Directed by
Spencer Lighte 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Spencer Lighte  written by

Produced by
Cathy Cosenza .... assistant producer
Pete Freeland .... co-executive producer
Spencer Lighte .... executive producer
Donnelle Russell .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Michael S. Ojeda 
Film Editing by
Michael S. Ojeda 
Costume Design by
Donald Hong 
Makeup Department
Christopher Bergschneider .... key makeup artist
Christopher Bergschneider .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Godley .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Aaron J. Donahue .... boom operator
Jean Martin .... sound
Michael S. Ojeda .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Cassell .... key grip
Jeff Conrad .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donald Hong .... wardrobe
Donnelle Russell .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
S. Edward Leifheit .... assistant editor
Spencer Lighte .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Cathy Cosenza .... craft service
Donald Hong .... technical advisor
Donnelle Russell .... craft service
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison
Anne Hulegard .... very special thanks: for acting coaching and inspiration
Rene Veluzat .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

22 min

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Continuity: The character of capt. Wallace is at one point shot in the arm. He is later carried away by major Donovan as if he had a leg injury.See more »


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