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Stop-Loss (2008)

R | | Drama, War | 28 March 2008 (USA)
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A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Director:

Kimberly Peirce
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Brandon King
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Burgess
Rob Brown ... Isaac 'Eyeball' Butler
Channing Tatum ... Steve Shriver
Victor Rasuk ... Rico Rodriguez
Quay Terry Quay Terry ... Al 'Preacher' Colson
Matthew Scott Wilcox Matthew Scott Wilcox ... Harvey
Connett Brewer Connett Brewer ... Curtis (as Connett M. Brewer)
Timothy Olyphant ... Lt. Col. Boot Miller
Josef Sommer ... Senator Orton Worrell
Linda Emond ... Ida King
Ciarán Hinds ... Roy King
Mamie Gummer ... Jeanie
Abbie Cornish ... Michelle
Alex Frost ... Shorty
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Storyline

Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Taglines:

The bravest place to stand is by each other's side.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kimberly Peirce Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,555,117, 30 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,911,750, 15 June 2008
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph Gordon-Levitt dislocated his right shoulder while filming boxing with mats wrapped around his arms. The shoot stopped for two weeks during which the writers worked on the script. See more »

Goofs

The U.S. Army personnel in the movie wear the outdated DCU and BDU. At the time of the movie's filming and release, the U.S. Army wore the ACU. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Passport Issuer: Here's your new ID. If you go, you're gone for good.
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Connections

Referenced in High & Tight (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Time in Texas
Written by Peter Hamilton Rowan
Performed by Ricky Calmbach
Courtesy of Hot Seat Music Production
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stop-loss
17 September 2009 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

i thought that this was a very compelling movie.. lot's of good character development, ryan phillipe was great in this, he really knocked it out of the park with this one, he plays a staff seargeant who comes home a "hero" from Iraq, there is a parade , the whole town comes out , the senator is there and tells him anything you need son, come look me up. so him and his buddies spend a few days at home over the weekend catching up with their wives girlfriends,, and what not, things get rowdy and lot's of drinking happens, usual stuff. so on Monday morning our hero goes back to the office to get his official discharge papers,, well to his chagrin, he is sent back to iraq for another tour of duty, this little known "trick" in the military is in the fine print,, basically it says , the president can extened you're military term in time of war.. well in this particular case the war was already declared over years ago,, there you can see our hero's dilemma should he suck it up and go back or fight the system. he decides to fight the system going AWOL.. that's absent without leave.. first he tries canada then d.c. then Mexico.. and were not to the end yet. very compelling movie, it's grips you to the core, and makes you wanna get up and do something about getting our boys back in one piece from Iraq which we have no business being there in the first place.


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