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The War Tapes (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 29 April 2006 (USA)
Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.

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Deborah Scranton

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zack Bazzi Zack Bazzi ... Himself
Duncan Domey Duncan Domey ... Himself
Ben Flanders Ben Flanders ... Himself
Mike Moriarty Mike Moriarty ... Himself
Steve Pink Steve Pink ... Himself
Brandon Wilkins Brandon Wilkins ... Himself
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Storyline

Straight from the front lines in Iraq, THE WAR TAPES is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. These soldiers bypassed Pentagon supervised media to share their experience like never before. Funnier, spicier, and more gut wrenching than news reports, this is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father who seeks honor and redemption. Each leaves a woman behind - a girlfriend, a mother and a wife. Through their candid footage, these men open their hearts and take us on an unforgettable journey, capturing camaraderie and humor along with the brutal and terrifying experiences they face. These soldiers got the story that 2,700 embedded reporters never could. Written by TheWarTapes

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Documentary | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filmy z linii frontu See more »

Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,753, 13 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$254,190, 22 October 2006
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The assigned members of 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mtn) are the only Army personnel authorized to wear the "ram's head" badge on their uniforms. The badge indicates that a soldier has graduated from the Mountain Warfare School in Vermont. See more »

Quotes

Zack Bazzi: Every time you hear a boom, somebody is going to heaven.
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
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Best first hand experience I have seen about Iraq
10 December 2006 | by georgefomanSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of the other documentaries that have come out, gunners palace was good, but this film really captured what soldiers roles were and what they were being forced to protect.

The story goes from pre deployment to post deployment which focuses on a few soldiers lives and families as well.

The film also spotlights where the money is being made in Iraq. Either way, if you care about the war in Iraq, I would strongly suggest watching this film.

Again, it is providing us with another point of view needed to understand whats going on. Great Film.


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