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Body of War (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary, War | 17 October 2007 (USA)
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The story of an injured American veteran returning home from the war Iraq is set against the backdrop of a critical indictment of the government's handling of the U.S.-led invasion.
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Robert Byrd ... Self
Garett Reppenhagen Garett Reppenhagen ... Self
Cathy Smith Cathy Smith ... Self
Nathan Young Nathan Young ... Self
Tomas Young Tomas Young ... Self
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Body of War is a documentary following Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran paralyzed from a bullet to the spine, on a physical and emotional journey as he adapts to his new body and begins to question the decision to go to war in Iraq. From soldier to anti-war activist, the film takes an unflinching view of the physical and emotional aftermath of war through the eyes of an American hero. The film unfolds on two parallel tracks. On the one hand, we see Tomas evolving into a powerful voice against the war as he struggles to deal with the complexities of a paralyzed body. And on the other hand, we see the historic debate unfolding in the Congress about going to war in Iraq. Written by Ellen Spiro

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No documentary, story of a man in pain, confused and used by the left wing as propaganda.
6 July 2017 | by wyplmaaSee all my reviews

First of all, no one laughs when someone suffers like this unless they happen to be evil or insane, I am neither. Now as to the claims made by this man, most if not all of his famous letter was either exaggerated or completely untrue. Yes, I know, I wasn't there. But other Veterans WERE and they paint quite a different picture than Tomas does. Tomas was injured, BADLY injured and the most horrific thing about this entire story is that the left wing lunatic fringe of this nation used his pain to further their hate of anything Conservative, GOP and of course, their hatred of the Bush administration. No matter if a person served in the military or not, it is very hard to prove to a thinking person that the war had ANYTHING at all to do with Cheney's greed, Bush's lies/greed or oil companies, since the facts CLEARLY show that none of them profited the way the left has claimed for all these years. The liberals will do anything to stay in political power, they will use anyone, even an injured,tortured individual like Tomas Young. If anyone truly cared for him they would have never used his pain for political gain, which they did, YES, they did. I generally have nothing negative to say about a veteran, but I cannot stay silent, Tomas Young was wrong. No matter how brave, no matter the level of his suffering, it doesn't make it right to protest the war when many of his fellow Veterans were in harms way, doing their job and suffering every bit as much as him and some even more. Many never came home like he did. This is sick. A bunch of liberals profiting from a Veterans pain, how's THAT for an accusation of profiteering ?


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17 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,321, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$71,716

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,716
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