Fort Bliss

Synopsis: After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Claudia Myers
Production: Phase 4 Films
  4 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

Base camp, base camp.

This is Red Four. Over.

Base camp to Red 4,

about 14 clicks out. Over.

While I'm out here

trying not to get my ass shot off...

she's back in the States

shacked up with my best friend.

No way.

So the b*tch filed for custody.

So I go to First Sergeant...

trying to get home on emergency

leave so I can handle my sh*t.

You know what he told me?

"Deal with it."

Oh, man, you can't roll over on

that one, you gotta fight back.

Meanwhile she was the one with the drinking

problem, but I'm unstable because I'm overseas.

Well, you are a little unstable,

we just won't tell them that.


Are those tracer rounds?

Red 4, this is Red 2!

Come inside, contact.

Contact front!

Contact, front!

Command 6, Command 6 this

is Red Four, we've got contact.


What the f*** are we doing?

You didn't see that truck

in front of us?

Command 6, this is Red 4.

Four VICs intact.

Who's in the VIC in front of us?

Medic! Medic!

Ramp down, I'm going in!

Doc! You need to wait

for dismounts to kick out.

Don't have a minute!

Medic on the ground!


we got a medic on the ground. Over.


What the hell?

You're gonna get shot!

Get out of there!

White, come in!

Where are you hit?

I can't feel my legs!

I can't feel my legs.

You're gonna be all right.

Cook, you're gonna be all right.

00, Jersey!

All right this is ready. Angel to dust off.

I need a medevac 500 meters past TRP 1

Doc, we need to get out of here!

You! Over here! Right now!

Help me out!

Get him under the arm!

Get him under the arm.



Nice and easy.

All right, take off his ACH.

Give me some light.

You're gonna make it,

you're gonna be all right.

What is it? Am I gonna die?

Cook, breathe,

you need to calm down, okay?


Open my bag.

Let me know what you want me

to get from here.

Just open it. All right, I need

you to calm down, okay?

You'll be all right.

What the hell is that?

What is it?

It's got fins.

Holy sh*t, is that live f***ing


You can't touch that, Doc.

We need EOD.

Please, please, I promised my

son I was coming home.

You're gonna cut him open here?

Hold him down.

Please! Please, God,

I don't want to die.

Don't move, okay?

You okay, Swann?

Yes, sir.

I heard about what you did out there.

If he pulls through, it's because of you.

Sh*t luck on your last day.

What's up, Swanny?

Boy, you suck.

Welcome to the party.

Ah, it's good

to be at the party.

Ducky, my man.

You know your kid is gonna go

ape-sh*t when he sees you?

He better.

All right, one last one.

No! No, no!

You gotta be in it.

Say Hadji.

Come on.

Come on.

This is the happiest

day of my life.

Hands down, bar none, the

happiest f***ing day of my life.

Mine, too.

Left face!

On behalf of Fort Bliss,

and a grateful nation...

thank you for a job well done.

Welcome home and be safe.


Company, attention.




Welcome back.


How was your flight?

Long. Where's Paul?

Oh, Paul, he...

He just wasn't on my way.

I got caught up with a client.

I was showing him one of those

developments over in Mesa...

and the guy said,

"Great, I'll take it."

And the next thing you know,

I gotta check credit and get a deposit.

Richard, I know what it

takes to sign a lease.

I can still tell

when you're lying.

Goddamn it, wait a minute.



You know... he didn't want

to come, all right?

I tried to talk him into it,

and he didn't want to come.

I think he's a little bit

confused right now.

You know, it's been 15 months

since you've been gone...

so... that's a lifetime

for a little kid.

Turn over?

Seems to, battery is shot

to hell, though.

Yeah, that's what sitting on its

ass for a year and change will do.

Well, you don't look so bad.

So Alma hasn't walked out

on you yet, how come?

Well... actually,

we're doing pretty well.

Got engaged.

About a month ago. I was gonna tell you,

but I figured you'd be home soon enough.

She's pregnant.

Sounds familiar.

We're not telling anybody yet.


Thank you.

You can follow me,

I'll try not to lose you.

More chicken.


What's the magic word?

Please, please, please.

Here you go, sweetie.

Careful, it's hot.

Wow, a garage and everything.

You're really moving up.

He knows I'm coming, right?

Yeah, of course, he knows.

Hey, there, kiddo.

Guess who I brought home?

It is nice to meet you...


Nice to meet you, too.

Hey, buddy. It's me,

it's Mommy. I'm back.


We talked on the computer,




go give your... give your mom a hug.

Yeah, she travelled a really

long way just to see you.


Come on, come on.

Hey, what are you doing?

Give her a hug, come on.

It's okay.

We got time.

Sure you don't want to stay for

dinner? Alma cooked up a storm.

Is that all his stuff?

Yeah, well, I figured you'd want us

to keep on a couple things, because... least until you get to

your, you know, your place.

I have my own place.

You know what I mean,

something permanent.

He's not coming back to live

with you, Richard.

Listen, I know what we agreed,

I know what we said.

I'm saying that he's

doing real well here.

And I'm saying

he's coming home with me.

And then we'll see each other

on the weekends, okay?

You ready?


Honey, you don't want to make

your mom sad, do you?

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Claudia Myers

Claudia Myers is an American screenwriter, director and producer. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Film and Media at American University's School of Communication. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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