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Three Kings (1999)

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In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Archie Gates
... Troy Barlow
... Chief Elgin
... Conrad Vig
... Amir Abdulah
... Adriana Cruz
... Walter Wogaman
... Captain Said (as Said Taghmaoui)
... Colonel Horn
... Captain Van Meter
... Cathy Daitch
... Teebaux
... Paco
... Debbie Barlow, Troy's Wife
Marsha Horan ... Amir's Wife
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Storyline

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. Written by imran

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In a war without heroes they are kings See more »


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Rated R for graphic war violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros

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Release Date:

1 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Spoils of War  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,847,636, 3 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,652,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,752,036
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2.35 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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The shot of the civilians and the dog drinking the milk after the milk truck spills its contents looks much darker than the shot just before or just after and was probably shot at night, even though the scene takes place during the day. See more »

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Troy Barlow: Are we shooting?
Soldier: What?
Troy Barlow: Are we shootin' people or what?
Soldier: Are we shooting?
Troy Barlow: That's what I'm asking you!
Soldier: What's the answer?
Troy Barlow: I don't know the answer! That's what I'm trying to find out!
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For Sergeant Major Jim Parker, 1946 - 1998 See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Stop Ou Encore
Written by Jacques Lanzmann and J.P. Hawks
Performed by Plastic Bertrand
Courtesy of AMC s.a.
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A beautiful war movie, if that's possible
29 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit first I was born without the gene that understands why countries go to war. I don't understand who is fighting, why they are, the whole concept is a mystery to me. On a moral level its extremely offensive and completely unpleasant for all involved. So by extension its hard to watch a war movie because I go in already confused.

But I know a good movie when I see one, and this is a very good movie in many ways. This movie has a heart, some fantastic acting and something worthwhile to say. It was not hard to watch or understand, especially since, like I said, I don't always get it. But I will be watching this one again. At times it felt like a documentary. All the acting is so natural, no one makes a false move and you can't say that about most movies.

And I also didn't know Infiniti made a convertible!

8/10


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