Synopsis: Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Kimberly Peirce
Production: Paramount Pictures
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

- Two went down!

- Shadow 6, this is Shadow 3,

Lollipop Quebec Romeo 1-3-3.

We're pinned down.

- We need immediate extraction.

- Move!

We have two KIA. Over.


Preacher, are you hit?

- I got two guys up front.

- Rico's hit!

- I need help!

- Is he all right?

Come on!

Preacher, get Tommy!

- Tommy, come on. Get up!

- Get him out of the street!

Come on, get against the wall.

You okay?

Rico, no sleeping on the job, buddy.

Come on.

Contact in the front of the street!

Contact in the front of the street!

Somebody get some smoke

in that alley!

Get that door open!

Stay with me.

- Can you look at me?

- Is he breathing?

Yeah, he's breathing.

Eyeball, help me get him in here.

Preach? Preacher?

- Preacher's hit!

- Get him out of there!

Tommy! Get your ass inside, right now!

Come on.


Tommy, get your ass in there now!

Get down! Get down!

Steve, don't go in there!

God damn it.


- Steve!

- Man, I'm hit! I'm hit!

- I'm on my last mag!

- How many?

Got a guy at the top of the stairs!

There's another guy

at the end of the fucking hall!

Coming straight up.



- You all right?

- I'm all right. I'm all right.

All right, Steve-o.

Let's get you out of here.

- I'm all right.

- Come on.

- I'm all right.

- You got it.

Look at you, man.

All right, we're coming down.

We're gonna need cover.

Sergeant Shriver,

I saw your last range scores.

- You ever thought of sniper school?

- I used to.

I'm getting out. I'm getting married, sir.

- You're a hell of a shot.

- I know, sir. Thank you, sir.

Puffing on Boot's cigar pretty hard,

ain't you?

"I know, sir. Thank you, sir.

I know, sir. Thank you, sir."

All right, men, listen up!

We have a bit of a surprise for you.

The good folk of Sergeant King and

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Mark Richard

Mark Richard is an American short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and poet. He is the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity, a bestselling novel, Fishboy, and House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home. more…

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