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Home of the Brave (2006)

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Director:

Irwin Winkler

Writers:

Mark Friedman (screenplay), Mark Friedman (story) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Will Marsh
Jessica Biel ... Vanessa Price
Brian Presley ... Tommy Yates
50 Cent ... Jamal Aiken (as Curtis Jackson)
Christina Ricci ... Sarah Schivino
Chad Michael Murray ... Jordan Owens
Victoria Rowell ... Penelope Marsh
Jeffrey Nordling ... Cary (as Jeff Nordling)
Vyto Ruginis ... Hank Yates
Sam Jones III ... Billy Marsh
James MacDonald ... Ray
Sandra Nelson ... V.A. Hospital Doctor
Jack Serino ... Pvt. Shar
Brendan Wayne ... Spc. Pendilla
Mohamed Zinathlah Mohamed Zinathlah ... Amad Kamal
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Storyline

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They're angry, touchy, and explosive: can a warrior find peace back home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Coming home is the real battle. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci appeared in Black Snake Moan (2006). See more »

Goofs

Sarah is shown a box of memorabilia, in particular a photo of Sarah which Tommy claims the deceased carried with him all the time whilst on duty. However the photo is pristine, not a single mark or crease present. See more »

Quotes

Will Marsh: Buck Fush? Buck you, you son of a bitch.
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Pure Propaganda
8 January 2008 | by crazymikejjSee all my reviews

This movie was OK from an entertainment standpoint but breaking it down further reveals it to be nothing more than pure propaganda. The four individual stories just seemed out of touch of reality. Wars do suck and soldiers are injured and maimed for life. However, there are a great many of us (I am in the military) that do come back and lead extremely productive lives, just as we did before we left. Why this movie had to take all four experiences and make them negative is beyond me. There are so many cases of men and women coming back who are able to deal with what they experienced. This movie made it seem as if everyone coming back from war is either screwed up psychologically, becomes violent or a drunkard or has to deal with life missing a limb. Furthermore, why was 50 cent in this movie? The clown can't even speak English. He has absolutely no talent when it comes to acting, and when it comes to music for that matter. Jessica Biel was bland and her acting was simply unbelievable. The only bright spot was from Samuel L. Jackson.


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Country:

USA | Morocco

Language:

English | Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

1 March 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta dos Bravos See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 17 December 2006

Gross USA:

$51,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$499,620
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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