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Over There 

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, War | TV Series (2005)
A dramatized take on war in Iraq.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Josh Henderson ...  Pfc. Bo Rider 13 episodes, 2005
Luke Macfarlane ...  Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy 13 episodes, 2005
Erik Palladino ...  Sgt. Chris "Scream" Silas 13 episodes, 2005
Keith Robinson ...  Pvt. Avery "Angel" King 13 episodes, 2005
Sticky Fingaz ...  Pvt. Maurice 'Smoke' Williams 13 episodes, 2005
Omid Abtahi ...  Pfc. Tariq Nassiri 12 episodes, 2005
Lizette Carrion Lizette Carrion ...  Pfc. Esmeralda 'Doublewide' Del Rio / ... 12 episodes, 2005
Sprague Grayden ...  Terry Rider 12 episodes, 2005
Nicki Aycox ...  Pvt. Brenda 'Mrs. B.' Mitchell 11 episodes, 2005
Brigid Brannagh ...  Vanessa Dumphy 11 episodes, 2005
Joey Naber 10 episodes, 2005
Marcus Shultz Marcus Shultz ...  Pvt Cambell 10 episodes, 2005
Lombardo Boyar ...  Sergio Del Rio 9 episodes, 2005
Ana Ortiz ...  Anna 7 episodes, 2005
Adam Storke ...  Captain Jonathan Baron 7 episodes, 2005
Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak ...  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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Josh Henderson's body double for all the amputation and prosthetic shots was played by his cousin, Clint Mabry. Clint lost his leg as the result of a fatal car accident in 2001. Clint Mabry also served as a disability advisor and consultant for the show. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: [holding up a sign with Arabic writing on it] Do you think this squiggly shit really means "halt"?
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: That's how it looks in the Sarges' phrasebook.
Pvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy: Yeah, but if we got one of the dots wrong it could mean "Sunnis suck" or something.
Pvt. Avery "Angel" King: As long as it don't say "Ram This" I'm cool.
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Referenced in Tour of Duty: Filming Over There (2006) See more »

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2 August 2005 | by cl_saladSee all my reviews

To quote the critically acclaimed Vietnam vetern turned author Tim O'Brien, "A true story that never happened." Or at least that's what Over There looks to be attempting to be. Sure it won't be 100% factually or technically accurate (c'mon like a test season of a TV show can afford to get a UH Blackhawk rather than a UH-1 Huey etc etc) The pilot episode is enough to catch interest. While the dialogue treads familiar "war movie cliché" group, the visual presentation is excellent. The show does an excellent job in depicting the dirt, grundge, heat, and freezing nights of the desert. The most effective scenes are the ones with the barest dialogue and everything is shown.

Whatever your feelings on the war, the show is worth checking out if only for the fact has rengaged the public to think about the war again (which seems to have been relagated to the back of the collective consciousness). Hopefully it'll live up to the hype. Hopefully it will become the TV analog to the documentary Gunner Palace.


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English | Arabic

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irak See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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16 : 9
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