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Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Adamski Frank Adamski ... Himself (as SSG Frank Adamski)
Ofren Arrechaga Ofren Arrechaga ... Himself (as SFC Ofren Arrechaga)
Ed Bankston Ed Bankston ... Himself (as Cpt Ed Bankston)
Carlos Boettcher Carlos Boettcher ... Himself
Mike Boettcher ... Himself
Bryan Burgess Bryan Burgess ... Himself (as SSG Bryan Burgess)
Christian Cabaniss Christian Cabaniss ... Himself (as Lt Col Christian Cabaniss)
Jeremy Faulkner Jeremy Faulkner ... Himself (as PFC Jeremy Faulkner)
Dustin Feldhaus Dustin Feldhaus ... Himself (as SPC Dustin Feldhaus)
Chris Fields Chris Fields ... Himself (as CSM Chris Fields)
Brit Jacobs Brit Jacobs ... Soldier
Jameson Lindskog Jameson Lindskog ... Himself (as SPC Jameson Lindskog)
Steve Lutsky Steve Lutsky ... Himself (as Lt Col Steven Lutsky)
Kevin Mott Kevin Mott ... Himself (as Cpt Kevin Mott)
Tye Reedy Tye Reedy ... Himself (as Cpt Tye Reedy)
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Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son to the war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival for all. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Country:

Afghanistan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kunar Province, Afghanistan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,550, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$311,975, 25 July 2014
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Trivia

While the main story is focused on members of the 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, some of the early units shown include members of the 25th Infantry Division, and the 187th Infantry Regiment, the Rakkasans, also of the 101st Airborne Div. See more »

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Chariots
Written by: Michael Trella and Richard Boulger
Lyrics by: Michael Trella
Performed by: Politicks
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Get through the contrived drama in the beginning, stay for the end.
3 October 2014 | by david427-20-508807See all my reviews

Could have done without the contrived father/son drama at the start of the film, it was so bad I almost stopped watching it. Luckily I kept on watching it, it really picked up steam in the second half when the film was devoted to the 101st in operation strong eagle III. It really highlighted the sacrifice of the soldiers and their willingness to give all.

I was a civilian contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, the losses and ceremonies commemorating them were always sad. The professionalism of the US troops, despite the politics and questionable nature of the Iraq War always made me proud.


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