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American Soldiers (2005)

A group of U.S. soldiers defy their country when they release mistreated prisoners.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Greg Mellott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Curtis Morgan ... Spc. Tyler Jackson
Zan Calabretta ... Sgt. Delvecchio
Jordan Brown Jordan Brown ... Spc. Cohen
Eddie Della Siepe ... Pfc. Roy Pena
Paul Sturino ... Pfc. Dowdy
Ben Gilbank ... Pfc. Aikens
Shaun Taylor Shaun Taylor ... Sgt. Ron Stalker (as Shaun Garrett)
Brett Ryan ... Spc. Romeo
Philippe Buckland Philippe Buckland ... Spc. Carver
Michael Belisaro Michael Belisaro ... Pfc. Johnson (as Michael Belisario)
Vince Salonia Vince Salonia ... Lt. Ahmed
James Gilbert ... National Guard Lt. Banning (as Jim Gilbert)
Jason Matheson Jason Matheson ... National Guard Lt. Diggs
Alastair Love ... National Guard Sgt. Wilkes
Josh Campbell Josh Campbell ... National Guard Pfc. Kelly
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Storyline

Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close quarter combat and a desperate fight for survival. Written by Anonymous

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A day in Iraq See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for pervasive war violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Marines - Die Elite Einheit See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Although set in Iraq, the film was shot on location in Ontario, Canada. See more »

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When the squad approaches a suspected vehicle borne IED one soldier asks the other "how do you set off a car bomb?" the other soldier then radios back to the crew they have a car bomb. Standard operating procedure dictates that you do not transmit within 25 meters of a suspected IED because it could detonate it See more »

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Not completely awful, but very close
14 August 2006 | by Golden_EmuSee all my reviews

After reading a few reviews, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt that the hummers and trucks seemed indestructible, unless the plot needed them on foot.

Also, any notice that this was sort of like a bad G.I. Joe episode, where no one hits anything with any weapon (RPGs included), but the bad guys retreat after one scrapes a knee? I couldn't give this movie an out-and-out 1 out of 10, because I at least saw that they were trying to give political open-minded discussion about whether being there was right or wrong (the Iraq prisoner's point of view, the fact that some in the squad knew at least why the Iraqis MIGHT be upset at the US for being there, etc.), but personally, these were completely overshadowed by how saintlike each solider was made out to be. Bad soldiers? Yup, because just emptying clips is a better solution then aiming each shot - let your MG be your sniper! Also, never SEEN a worse knife fight in my life. Bad shots? Definitely - unless they are using their side arm or their own RPG. But I could get over all these things, but what I couldn't was the bloody "buck up, little solider" speeches every 20 minutes. I swear, if I heard another "you guys are the best soldiers I've ever been with" or "we're here for each other and nothing else matters" speech again from anyone in the squad, I probably would have thrown something at the TV.

Want to see an actual modern war movie? See Black Hawk Down.


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