An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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Francesco Lucente

Writer:

Francesco Lucente (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamie Draven ... Jerry Rice
Grace Fulton ... Celina Rice
Vinessa Shaw ... Nora Rice
Joe Morton ... Max Astin
Chandra West ... Oli Danilou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenae Adam Jenae Adam ... Kid at Playground #1
Luc Adam Luc Adam ... Kid at Playground #2
Larry Austin Larry Austin ... Motel Owner
Harvey Bourassa Harvey Bourassa ... Cafe Customer #1
Louie Campbell Louie Campbell ... Ray
Tom Carey ... Louie
Jake Church ... Stevie
Amy Cook Amy Cook ... Kid at Playground #3
Ryan Cook Ryan Cook ... Kid at Playground #4
Dennis Corrie Dennis Corrie ... Fire Captain Baker
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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war wound | murder | See All (2) »

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When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. Sinclair Lewis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Snow storms constantly threatened the production, but always arrived at the location just after the production wrapped for the day, sometimes within minutes. See more »

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DEVILS & DUST
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Written & Published by Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Hard to swallow
12 August 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This movie stays with you, long after the end credits have rolled. It's the performance, the semi-documentary feel, the inspired by true events thing (it does feel real), the political and (anti-) war message it delivers and many other things (among them a very stunning lead performance).

It definitely isn't afraid to pull out all the stops and go for it. For this radical and brave choice(s) it makes, it will get either your admiration or your disbelieve. And with the latter also a bad review. While you can criticize the movie for quite a few things (patriotic it ain't for once), you can't deny it's impact! While the structure might seem a little bit strange (even chaotic if you want to call it that) and it seems not to have a particular goal, this might indeed be the message the movie has for the viewer ...


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Badland See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,924, 2 December 2007

Gross USA:

$1,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,309
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Badland Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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