Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a promising student to re-engage. Decisions press upon the reporter, the student, and the soldiers.Written by
Michael Pena (Rodriquez) & Robert Redford (Professor Omalley) would both eventually play characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): Pena in the "Antman" franchise and Reford in "Captain America: Winter Soldier". Andrew Garfield also plays superhero character Spiderman who would eventually make it to the MCU but played by Tom Holland. See more »
When Rodriguez and Arian are giving their presentation, they place letters of induction on the projector to show the class they enlisted. A letter of induction is a draft notice. The draft was over for over thirty years when the movie takes place, and since they volunteered, they would have used DD Form 4/1 "Enlistment and Reenlistment Document" See more »
Professor Stephen Malley:
The decisions you make now, bud, can't be changed but with years and years of hard work to redo it... And in those years you become something different. Everybody does as the time passes. You get married, you get into debt... But you're never gonna be the same person you are right now. And promise and potential... It's very fickle, and it just might not be there anymore.
Are you assuming I already made a decision? And also that I'll live to regret it?
Professor Stephen Malley:
All I'm saying is that you're an adult now....
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Sounds like a preaching, but it has its good valid points
I saw the movie last night as part of a free view/screen. I will say this much, I would pay 10 dollars to see it. If you are a conservative close minded individual who thinks George Bush is mistake free and he is the greatest mind of this century, then this movie is not for you. However, if you are an open minded person then this movie has its good points about our government, our country's policies, and the bravery of American soldiers that may make you think and start conversation with your family and friends about what you can different with this country.
I believe the movie is worth seeing. I will also say, that there is a character in the movie where I felt he was preaching to me as oppose to having a conversation with the other character in the movie. Again, I will say that the movie will make think about who you are as an American, and what you do for your country.
You should see it....
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