A dramatized take on war in Iraq.
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Series cast summary:
...  Pfc. Bo Rider 13 episodes, 2005
...  Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy 13 episodes, 2005
...  Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas 13 episodes, 2005
...  Pvt. Avery "Angel" King 13 episodes, 2005
...  Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams 13 episodes, 2005
...  Pfc. Tariq Nassiri 12 episodes, 2005
Lizette Carrion ...  Pfc. Esmeralda 'Doublewide' Del Rio / ... 12 episodes, 2005
...  Terry Rider 12 episodes, 2005
...  Pvt. Brenda 'Mrs. B.' Mitchell 11 episodes, 2005
...  Vanessa Dumphy 11 episodes, 2005
10 episodes, 2005
Marcus Shultz ...  Pvt Cambell 10 episodes, 2005
...  Sergio Del Rio 9 episodes, 2005
...  Anna 7 episodes, 2005
...  Captain Jonathan Baron 7 episodes, 2005
...  Eddy 7 episodes, 2005
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A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

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Action | Drama | War

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Irak  »

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According to senior military advisor Sean Bunch, some scenes of violence were not included in the final cut. See more »

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[repeated line]
Iraqi Kid: I beat you, America... I beat you! I beat you! I beat you! I beat you!
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Referenced in Tour of Duty: Filming Over There (2006) See more »

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30 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I watched the series from the beginning, and I have to say this was very well done. When I saw the trailers for the series last summer I was afraid it would be another flag waving, mindless exercise in patriotism, but that was not the case. To me, the story seemed unbiased and realistic. The characters were well thought out and diverse enough to demonstrate that conflict draws people in from every part of the world, not just from the scene of the event.

There was just enough mix between the members of the unit in Iraq and their families back home to give everyone a three dimensional view of the story from our own living rooms. The soldiers were not just mindless killing machines, they were human beings doing a job and worrying about the people they left behind all at the same time. Throughout the series, each person battles with their inner selves for various reasons, and these battles clearly demonstrate that the characters are thinkers, not just drones. The story and the characters provide the perfect mechanism to animate the true ugliness and destruction war brings without going overboard. The symbolism used in the series was well thought out and precisely executed right to the end of the series when the GI's douse their fire after finishing a hard day dealing with attacks and incompetent commanders.

This series was a true work of art on Mr. Bochco's part. I was sorry to see it end, but at the same time understood that it could not be continuous because then it would become irrelevant as we viewers became more and more complacent as the time wore on. I hope we see more quality work like this in the future, and I hope other producers who may be tempted to create yet another boring "reality" show should view this series in it's entirety and use it as a model to create more interesting and thought provoking television like this series.

Anyone who hasn't seen this should seriously consider a screening some time in their lives. . .........


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