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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 #176 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  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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Storyline

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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Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Generation Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Africa See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alexander Skarsgård is an actual military veteran, having served in Sweden's equivalent to the U.S. Marine Corps. See more »

Quotes

Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn: We need to make sure the stupidity in this company doesn't roll down too hard on our guys.
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Connections

Referenced in Medal of Honor (2010) See more »

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Absolutely Phenomenal Show
7 August 2008 | by johnha-1See 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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