Home Of The Brave

Synopsis: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They're angry, touchy, and explosive: can a warrior find peace back home?
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Irwin Winkler
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Pass. Here.

Almost done.

I have to do this.

Excuse me, sir.

- Can you help out here?

- Yes, sir.

It'll be okay. It'll be okay.

Have you heard the news, sir?

- What news is that?

- It's official.

We're headed out in two weeks, sir.

- No extension?

- Not this time, sir.

You hear that?

I'm going home.


Just like home.

See what you got? Come on, Tom.

Where you going? Where you going?

Yeah, baby.



You all run the same bullshit play.

Hey, you know the first thing

I'm gonna do when I get home?

Go get that herpes treated, right?

I'm gonna get some from your mama.

Then get my herpes treated.

Hey, what about Keisha?

Come over here

and sit on Daddy's anaconda.

- Play with the anaconda...

- I'll kick your white asses.

- All right, here we go. Here we go.

- He said he'd give me...

This is for Keisha.

- Let's go, let's go, let's go!

- I got it! I got it! Oh, sh*t!

Deep, deep!

He's wide open, he's wide open!

Touchdown, baby!

- There you are.

- So easy, so free.

Hey, Tommy.

What about you, Daydream?

- What're you gonna do?

- I don't know.

Maybe go rock climbing on Boulder Beach.

- Smoke a bowl.

- Maybe that, too.

I don't know, man.

Maybe buy a house, fix it up.

Something good.

- Now he gonna fix some sh*t.

- He's been fixing sh*t his entire life.

You know what? F*** you.

Okay. Hey! Oh, hey, come on. Come on.

It's gonna be a couple of weeks

for demobilization

back Stateside and all, but...

No, it's for real.

No, Mom, I said, I said...

What're you doing?

What are you feeding him?

Mom, come on, something healthy.

I mean, a carrot or something.

Can you just put Ray on?

Hey, sweetheart.

Yeah, I'm coming home.

What else do you got?

All right. You got two boxes?

Put them in the back.

Hey, Jamal.

Let's load this bad boy up.

- What the hell is this?

- Fell off the truck this morning.

Wrestled it off of three guys.

My mom's Honda has better f***ing doors

than this piece of sh*t.

No! No, no f***ing way. No!

Hey, everybody's got one now.

It's the only way they're gonna learn.

No, no, no. Not this guy. He's bad news.

He was in the Fallujah run in July.

He was with Mendocino and Shirley.

- You know that!

- Hey, we get what we get, b*tch.

Let's load up.

Motherf***er, you're as useless as an

ashtray on a motorcycle, you know that?

Hey! Hey, Owens!

Hey, guys, gather around, gather around.

- Change of plans for today.

- Change of plans?

What? No recon?

Negative, supply run.


We're escorting a convoy of

medical supplies and a doctor to Al Hayy.

- What the f***'s Jefferson doing?

- Yeah. Where the f*** is he going?

Security run to Al-Najaf.

Oh, come on, Sarge.

Yeah, regular army

gets all the good sh*t.

It's all bullshit.

- Hey!

This is some

good hearts and minds sh*t, men.

We'll be providing medical supplies

and good will to the Iraqi people

on behalf of the United States military

and its citizens.

Shut the f*** up and look at the map!

Where're we going, Sarge?

What kind of clinic is it, sir?

It's probably just physicals.

The Iraqis need them for work, the army.


It's your first time

outside the wire, Specialist?

Yes, sir.

You'll be all right.

I can't wait to get home.

I can't wait to see Ray.

Yeah, well.

And your son's gotten bigger, huh?

Oh, my God. I've missed so much.

Attention, all vehicles,

Al Hayy, 15 klicks over the ridge, Over,

Roger that.

Hey, Al Hayy's up ahead, boys.

We drive through

and we're 10K from supply drop.

Al Hayy ahead!

Copy that!

Al Hayy was the center of 1956 uprising.

Holy sh*t, the haji speaks?

Hear that, Tommy? He speaks English.

You do good out there today,

you get 10 minutes

in the latrine with us, all right?

Hey, hey. Let's stay focused.

Come on, no sleeping.

It's the other way!

- Right there.

- Keep your hands where I can see them.

- It's the other way.

Hey, hey, right there. Right there.

Be ready! Be ready! Be ready!

Turn around. Keep going.

Why you pushing?

Why you pushing?

Leave it alone.

I'm on a mission here.

What's wrong,

what's wrong with you?

I'm sorry, Ma'am.

Pull that up, please.

I have to make sure

you don't have any weapons.

Ten miles an hour

is plenty, You got time to...

Keep your air holes, Don't bunch up,

These humanitarian runs, man.

I don't like them.

I'll tell you what,

always putting ourselves in danger.

No, I think we're all right.

Son of a b*tch!

That's all we need. Give him room.

Give him room, Don't butt up on him,

Damn it.

All right, convoy, halt, Convoy, halt,

- Gunners, stay watching dismounts,

- Sh*t!

Hey, move!

Get this truck out of the way,

Get the f*** out of the way!

Get this truck out of here,

I said move.


It's not good.

Hey. On your right.

- I got him. I got him.

- Move the car out!

- Move the truck!

- Let's go!

Go to the back. Just be ready!

- Move!

- Let's go! Move! Move!

Where's the interpreter?

Come on, let's go, We don't have all day,

Kamal, go tell them

to get the f*** out the way.

- Move! Move! Move!

- Come on, Kamal, get going.

Let's go.

Move it!


Take cover! Take cover!

Get down!

- Jesus Christ! Sh*t!

- Did one of the gunners get shot?

Come on, get out, get out, get out!

- Jordan!

- Here!

Oh, my God!

Holy sh*t!

- It's okay! Back up! Back up! Back up!

- I'm trying!

Let's get out of here!

- Let's get out of here!

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Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman (born December 25, 1995) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. He was selected in the 3rd round the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, the 86th overall pick of the draft. more…

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