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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 »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Taglines:

The Final Test of Courage is Coming Home See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

$25,261, 13 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,753
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The M2-HB .50 caliber machine gun on the lead HMMWV is in a bizarre mounting that is nearly flush with the roof. It would make it nearly impossible to traverse and elevate the weapon, and the Gunner would have to hunch down and manually lift a weapon that weighs over 100 lb. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Marsh: Will, what happened over there?
Will Marsh: I don't really remember. You know. It's like a dream. Hazy dream.
Penelope Marsh: Then tell me. I wanna know.
Will Marsh: Do you? Wanna know what a blast wound looks like? What an OR in the desert smells like? What really happens to them? How they die? You really wanna know? You want us to come back like nothing ever happened. You don't want to get your hands dirty with the details.
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Connections

References Forever Lulu (2000) See more »

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Best movie on Iraq vets, this is the real deal. Jackson should win an Oscar
5 June 2007 | by dweber-11See all my reviews

Don't believe anything more you hear from friends or the news, until you see this. This is a a a rare opportunity to truly commiserate with the US soldiers who have served in Iraq. It is the most responsible work of art in US cinema, I've seen in a long time.

This is the reason I registered to do a review. This is a ten out of ten. It shows the soldiers difficulties in Iraq and at home dealing with their communities that don't really understand, yet think its enough to have a yellow ribbon sticker on their car. I'm recommending this very highly to the people who will never have to face these hardships and should be able to thank our soldiers for what they gave.

Sometimes its their sanity, sometimes a limb, sometimes their life...


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