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Citizen Soldier (2016)

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CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War... See full summary »
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Jordan Alex Jordan Alex ... Himself (as CPL Alex)
James Tyler Brown James Tyler Brown ... Himself (as 2LT Brown)
Martin Byrne Martin Byrne ... Himself (as SFC Byrne)
Jared Colson Jared Colson ... Himself (as SGT Colson)
Colt Floyd Colt Floyd ... Himself (as SSG Floyd)
Eran Harrill Eran Harrill ... Himself (as SGT Eran Harrill)
Nathan Kruse Nathan Kruse ... Himself - CW2 Kruse
David Salzberg ... Patient
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Himself (as SGT Smith )
Raymond Viel Raymond Viel ... Himself (as TSgt Viel )
Erik Wolff Erik Wolff ... Himself (SFC Wolff)
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CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the "Thunderbirds." Set in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge, it is a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts' eye-view of the war. A modern day Band of Brothers, Citizen Soldier tells the true story of a group of Soldiers and their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan, offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood, and patriotism. Using real footage from multiple cameras, including helmet cams, these Citizen Soldiers give the audience an intimate view into the chaos and horrors of combat and, in the process, display their bravery and valor under the most hellish of conditions.

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Real People. Real Heroes.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Afghanistan

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Strong Eagle Media See more »
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Torch Pt. 2
Performed by Short Sleeve Heart: Laila Garsys (Vocals), Michael Trella (as Mike Trella) (Guitar), Grace Rodgers (Violin), Pat Mannella (Drums), & Diego Alejandro Moran (Base)
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Stellar filmmaking!
4 October 2016 | by jamescentreSee all my reviews

Citizen Soldier is a fantastic documentary that fully immerses you in the American National Guard experience, showing both the soldier's mundane daily activities as well as the terrifying realities of combat. Following an infantry-brigade's tour through Afghanistan, the film brilliantly displays the bond that is forged between men and women serving their country: a bond that gives them the strength to keep fighting. In addition to all this, the film smartly follows its' brave subjects after the war, allowing viewers to get a feel for soldiers' struggles adjusting to civilian life. The film is a powerfully moving tribute to American soldiers that respectfully shows what they sacrifice for this nation without being sappy about it. I would highly recommend this documentary. It doesn't matter if you are a bleeding heart liberal or a hawkish conservative: this film is that good.


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