An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
In November 2005, US Marines fell into an ambush by Iraqi insurgents and one officer got killed. The reprisals by the Americans were frightening, resulting in the massacre of 24 people, many of whom were women and children. "Battle for Haditha" is the faithful account of this tragic event which scandalized the world.Written by
The film was shot entirely on location in Jerash, Jordan, utilizing Iraqi refugees and actual US Military personnel as extras and actors. See more »
All of the Iraqi Army soldiers in the film are seen wearing the "three-color" DCU uniform, although in the time period that the movie takes place in (late 2005), the Iraqi military wore the "chocolate-chip" DBDU uniform. See more »
I think this was a great movie. I do have some problems. I do believe there were injustices performed in this war. But I feel like this was one of the main objectives of this film. Show how the Americans were a bunch of hot headed vengeful bastards. It became overbearing. I have multiple friends that were in this real war and their recollections do not even come close to this depiction. I understand there were SOP's but do not buy the ones set forth in this film. I've heard about the so called "cover ups" I've also heard real accounts of people being over there. Granted innocents were killed. Every war has that. But not in the way this film depicted.
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