Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there.
Did You Know?
On the DVD audio commentary, David Simon
recalled Neal Jones
's somewhat unorthodox audition for the role of Sgt. Major Sixta. According to the story, Jones entered the audition room, immediately began screaming his lines unintelligibly - much like his character does - and then walked out of the room without another word. As he opened the door to leave, he winked at casting director Alexa L. Fogel
, and she realized she had the right actor for the role. See more
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
Gentlemen, we just seized an airfield. That was pretty fucking ninja.