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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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Top Rated TV #126 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Josh Ray Person 7 episodes, 2008
...  Evan 'Scribe' Wright 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Antonio Espera 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lt. Nathaniel Fick 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley 7 episodes, 2008
...  Navy Hm2 Robert Timothy 'Doc' Bryan 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Walt Hasser 7 episodes, 2008
...  Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Gabe Garza 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
Mike Figueroa ...  Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Rodolfo 'Rudy' Reyes 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. James Chaffin 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Dave 'Captain America' McGraw 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Craig 'Encino Man' Schwetje 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Maj. John Sixta 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes, 2008
...  Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
...  Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Eric Kocher 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Jeffrey 'Dirty Earl' Carisalez 7 episodes, 2008
...  Meesh 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
Stefan Otto ...  Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
...  Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
Sydney Hall ...  Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
Justin Shaw ...  Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
Kyle Siebert ...  Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
Eric Kocher ...  Gunnery Sgt. Rich Barrett 7 episodes, 2008
Denton Douglas ...  Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
Josh Barrett ...  Sgt. Larry Shawn 'Pappy' Patrick 5 episodes, 2008
...  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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13 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

40 meres sto Iraq  »

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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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Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Look Brad, I'm a man! Just like you- only I don't look like a faggot and speak all educated.
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Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

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Absolutely Phenomenal Show
7 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

As a former Marine who was deployed to the same place at the same time, I think this show did an excellent job of capturing the 'essence' of what the invasion of Iraq was like to the men who were there. This show comes closer to accurately portraying wartime Marines than any other show I've ever seen. I think this is as close as Hollywood can get short of being there and filming it live. Sometimes the special effects are a little over the top, but the dress, demeanor and dialog of the characters are very accurate.

The attitudes, bearing, and language of the Marines portrayed are spot on, as well as the day to day problems and trials they encounter. I guess what I really like about this show is the lack of cheesy moto propaganda. The films are light on pro- or anti- war propaganda and heavy on truth. I'm sure some people think that the 'get some' attitude of the Marines glorifies the war while others think that pulling no punches in the collateral damage department is anti-war, but that isn't the case. These films boldly show the invasion of Iraq for what it was, for better or worse. The Marines have 'get some' attitudes in this show because Marines really have that attitude. Collateral damage, chaos and confusion among U.S. forces are in the show because it really happens in warfighting.


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