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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.


Deborah Scranton
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Credited cast:
Zack Bazzi Zack Bazzi ... Self
Duncan Domey Duncan Domey ... Self
Ben Flanders Ben Flanders ... Self
Mike Moriarty Mike Moriarty ... Self
Steve Pink Steve Pink ... Self
Brandon Wilkins Brandon Wilkins ... Self


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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Weekend Warriors Gone Wild
2 June 2006 | by adhamiyaSee all my reviews

I don't even know what to say about this film.

Every unit has a different experience in Iraq, but I'm not sure I can say that unit's experience or bearing well represents the Army experience in Iraq. More, I'm not sure I'd want to be rolling with a bunch of guys consumed with filming themselves.

There's also an undercurrent of self-pity in the film--my favorite example is the Sgt with carpal tunnel syndrome. Well, at least he still has a carpal tunnel (or two) to bitch about.

Just one man's opinion.

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Release Date:

29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baghdad, Iraq See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,268, 4 June 2006

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1.78 : 1
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