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Generation Kill 

TV-MA | | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (2008)
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.
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Series cast summary:
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert 7 episodes, 2008
James Ransone ...  Cpl. Josh Ray Person 7 episodes, 2008
Lee Tergesen ...  Evan 'Scribe' Wright 7 episodes, 2008
Jon Huertas ...  Sgt. Antonio Espera 7 episodes, 2008
Stark Sands ...  Lt. Nathaniel Fick 7 episodes, 2008
Billy Lush ...  Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley 7 episodes, 2008
Jonah Lotan Jonah Lotan ...  Navy Hm2 Robert Timothy 'Doc' Bryan 7 episodes, 2008
Wilson Bethel ...  Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford 7 episodes, 2008
Pawel Szajda ...  Cpl. Walt Hasser 7 episodes, 2008
Marc Menchaca ...  Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn 7 episodes, 2008
Rey Valentin ...  Cpl. Gabe Garza 7 episodes, 2008
Kellan Lutz ...  Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
Mike Figueroa ...  Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
Rudy Reyes Rudy Reyes ...  Sgt. Rodolfo 'Rudy' Reyes 7 episodes, 2008
Rich McDonald ...  Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
Eric Ladin ...  Cpl. James Chaffin 7 episodes, 2008
Chance Kelly ...  Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
Eric Nenninger ...  Cpt. Dave 'Captain America' McGraw 7 episodes, 2008
Brian Patrick Wade ...  Cpt. Craig 'Encino Man' Schwetje 7 episodes, 2008
Neal Jones ...  Sgt. Maj. John Sixta 7 episodes, 2008
Michael Kelly ...  Cpt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes, 2008
David Barrera ...  Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
Benjamin Busch Benjamin Busch ...  Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
Owain Yeoman ...  Sgt. Eric Kocher 7 episodes, 2008
J. Salome Martinez ...  Cpl. Jeffrey 'Dirty Earl' Carisalez 7 episodes, 2008
Nabil Elouahabi ...  Meesh 7 episodes, 2008
Langley Kirkwood ...  Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
Stefan Otto Stefan Otto ...  Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
Sal Alvarez ...  Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
Daniel Fox ...  Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
Bjorn Steinbach Bjorn Steinbach ...  Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
Sydney Hall Sydney Hall ...  Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
Justin Shaw Justin Shaw ...  Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
Sean Brosnan ...  Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
Theo Landey ...  Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
Kyle Siebert Kyle Siebert ...  Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
Jeffrey John Carisalez Jeffrey John Carisalez ...  Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
Darron Meyer ...  Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
Eric Kocher Eric Kocher ...  Gunnery Sgt. Rich Barrett 7 episodes, 2008
Denton Douglas Denton Douglas ...  Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
Josh Barrett Josh Barrett ...  Sgt. Larry Shawn 'Pappy' Patrick 5 episodes, 2008
Robert John Burke ...  Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis 3 episodes, 2008
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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. Written by Ernie Mastroianni

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Africa See more »

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1.78 : 1
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At the very beginning of the fourth episode, as the camera pans under the truck, a voice off-screen is heard saying, "Hey white boy. What chu waitin for? That hole ain't gonna dig itself. Go on and get your dick skin on that thing boy and dig, dig" This is a line from spoken by Junior in Platoon. See more »

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Sgt. Antonio Espera: It makes my heart heavy to see the white race stoop as low as James' mother has. At least if she was Mexican she'd be ashamed of herself.
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I'm glad they're doing this right (mostly)
15 July 2008 | by jemcgarveySee all my reviews

I'm also glad there is no music. Music (though moving) would have taken away the grit to this story and given it a more artificial feel. It's amazing how much of the dialog and situations are straight from the book, and how perfectly spot on they are showing Recon Marine culture.

I'm glad Rudy and Kocher got to play themselves. Though I only personally know Pappy out of these characters, it's obvious they are working as hard as they can (within Hollywood's tradition) to portray it as it happened. I hope they continue this series at least until the end of the invasion. I can't wait to see the action at the bridge and the other ambushes.

Oh, and the Sgtmaj. harping on grooming standards during combat operations is so hilarious because it's so true!


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