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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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Genres:

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

After the soldiers come home, if you look carefully you'll see that one of Mike Moriarity's cars (green pick-up) has the license plate "VBIED". See more »

Quotes

Zack Bazzi: Every time you hear a boom, somebody is going to heaven.
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Connections

Features NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Hejwa Bestu
Written by Paul Chilver
Performed by Paul Chilver
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My review/experience of the movie (from a non American)
3 November 2006 | by 6T3_RoadySee all my reviews

Not being an American and not really knowing much about the politics surrounding the war, but also not feeling strongly one way or the other about the USA's deployment there, really helped me to understand the soldiers viewpoints, personal feelings and fears portrayed within this 'movie'.

I can express nothing but respect for these men for the things they saw and experiences they had.

On a personal level i'm still unsure if the war in Iraq is right or moral but i feel that isn't the issue, whats done is done and the only aim now should be bringing stability to those peoples in such a way they can make their own futures.

An excellent insightful documentary which is not biased or 'sugar coated' making it a very raw and sometimes shocking experience to watch and i hope it strikes each person who watches it in their own way really making them think - away from the political aims/games the media portrays for us.


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