Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Synopsis: 2003. After careful consideration, Kim Baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of a New York desk job and serious boyfriend Chris to accept the assignment to work for three months as on-camera reporter in war torn Afghanistan, as her news agency is looking for anyone within their ranks to fill immediately the empty voids overseas. Her only experience of being in such an environment is going through hostile zone training a few years earlier. Immediately upon her arrival in Afghanistan, she realizes that she is ill-prepared emotionally for this assignment, not only enduring the dangers of the war itself, but also the conditions of everyday life, including largely been seen by men as only a "piece of ass" and a distraction despite her being considered average looking back home and not being overtly sexual, and being an individual with a small bladder who is nonetheless told to stay hydrated at all times. She is largely assisted in navigating this new life by Tanya
Production: Paramount Pictures
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112 min

Remember that we are at altitude here,

so drink plenty of water

while you acclimatize.

Where did you learn English?

At medical school. I was a doctor.

Listen, rest up tonight.

Tomorrow, I'll drive you

to the base for your embed.

And just one bag, but make sure

you pack extra socks and knickers.

That's like, it's like "panties," yeah?

So, you've been embedded before, then?

Not really. We all did

hostile-zone training in 2001.

They taught us to open our

mouths if we get mortared...

That kind of stuff.


G'day, Qadar.

The feces smell all the way to here.

Your room, Kim, is upstairs.

Yeah, they're bloody addicted.

That one melted a laptop

downloading porno.

Jaweed, yes, he likes

to watch men with donkeys.

- Hi.

- Hi.

It's unfortunate.

Kim, this is Tall Brian.

Brian Hooper. Tall Brian.

- Hi.

- I'm your shooter.

So, is there another Brian around here

somewhere that you're taller than?

Short Brian. Works for Reuters.

Couldn't one of you just be "Brian"?

Fair enough. Didn't think of that.

Also Short Brian's dead.

- F*ck. Really?

- Yes.

Anyway, welcome to the Fun House.

Home sweet home.

This is your room.

Is there a shower?

A nation accustomed to war

once again seeks a return to normality.

And nothing symbolizes that

effort more than this place,

the Kabul Zoo.

No, he didn't. The zoo?

- Go back to Wapping.

- You fucking tourist!

Shit. Sorry.

I'm trying to find the shower?

You're the new girl.

My God. Kim Baker.

Just got here from New York.

I'm Tanya. Oh, my God, it's so nice

to have another woman in the house!

I love that lippy color. What is that?

No, they're just really chapped.

You poor thing. Can I get you anything?

I'm sorry, I'm freaking out

because I saw your

special about your embed in

Korengal, and it was amazing.

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Robert Carlock

Robert Morgan Carlock (born 1972/1973) is an American screenwriter and producer. He has worked as a writer for several NBC television comedies, as a show runner for 30 Rock, and as a co-creator of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. more…

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