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Gunner Palace (2004)

PG-13 | | Documentary, War | 5 September 2004 (USA)
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American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bryant Davis Bryant Davis ... Himself
Devon Dixon Devon Dixon ... Himself
Javorn Drummond Javorn Drummond ... Himself
Elliot Lovett Elliot Lovett ... Himself
Nick Moncrief Nick Moncrief ... Himself
Jon Powers Jon Powers ... Himself
Richmond Shaw Richmond Shaw ... Himself
Terry Taylor Terry Taylor ... Himself
Stuart Wilf Stuart Wilf ... Himself
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American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the "Gunners," tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.

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Documentary | War

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for strong language throughout, violent situations and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Palac Gunner See more »

Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,520, 6 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$607,502, 19 June 2005
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Under normal circumstances more than one use of the word "fuck" would get a film an R-rating. In this instance, the MPAA reasoned that a person old enough to be recruited by the army should be allowed to view a documentary on actual army life. However the rating also carried the notice that it was awarded on appeal to provide a better cautionary warning to parents concerned about what their children are viewing. See more »

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SPC Devon Dixon: I couldn't sleep for a while, you know, the first time I ever had to kill somebody, so I know for me ... you know, it tore me up pretty bad. But after a while, you know, I learned to deal with it, 'case you gotta look at it as, you know, it's either gonna be him or it's gonna be me, and, you know, I'm not doin' the wrong thing, I'm just following orders, so I'd rather it not be me. So, I had to, you know, I learned to live with it.
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You'll be surprised.
28 February 2005 | by llyoddobSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie and was very moved by it. If you go into it with an open mind and wanting to learn and see first hand what it was like for those boys when they got there and as they are living there. It is hard to say that anything is not politically motivated, but if anything this film tries its best not to be. It is not pro-Bush or anti-Bush, pro-War or Anti-war...it just is what it is. Open honest communication from soldiers to a film maker who they trusted, who lived with them, who saw what they saw.

And if you go into the film thinking that it will be all of that, you will be surprised, if you think that it will be all about what they are doing there and how wonderful it is, you will be surprised and if you think that for one minute you can debate what these boys are saying then for one you are an ass & you will be surprised by what you hear.

I sincerely hope that this film becomes wildly popular so that everyone can see it, and have a better understanding about what is going on over there and what we are all arguing about here at home.


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