Thank You for Your Service

Synopsis: DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) and Jane Evans (Sin City) executive produces.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): Jason Hall
Production: Universal Studios
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109 min

I was a good soldier.

I had purpose,

and I loved it.

I rode shotgun

in a lead Humvee,

and I looked for bombs.

You don't see the bomb

unless they want you to.

You sense it.

You just know.

I avoided the bomb that day...

But led us right

into an ambush.

- That's how Emory happened.

- Clear.


Man down!

Hang on, Emory. I got you.

Hang on, Emory.

Hang on.

I got you.

Hang on, buddy. Hang on.

Uh, 1-4-1-3-1-7.

Roger that. Waiting on 1-1.

Oh, my god.

Why are fat people so funny?

I swear, the funniest f***ers

that ever lived,

they're always...

They're always

fat motherfuckers, you know?

What, is that why

you're getting out?

You're gonna get fat?

Yeah. Yeah.

- I'm getting fat.

- Chappelle isn't fat.

- Then you got Chris rock...

- Nah, nah, you're doing...

- You're doing a black thing.

- What?

- No... doing a black thing?

- You're doing a black thing.

No, I'm not, man. I'm doing...

Doing a funny thing.

- What, black don't count?

- Yeah, nice try, samo.

You're barely black.

I've seen you naked.

Ooh. I've seen your weak sh*t,

too, boy.

One and done,

and didn't see sh*t.

Yeah, you've been one and done

your whole life.

This my second deployment,

dumb f***.

Yeah, if you had

any f***ing brains up there,

it'd be your f***ing last.

F*** that.

Army saved my life.

Yeah. Okay.

So, when's the bachelor party,


Oh, man, I can't have

a bachelor party.

You've seen me drunk.

- Yeah, you'd f*** a blister.

- So what?

Nah, nah.

My girl's not into it, and...

You know, I just don't want

to f*** this up, all right?

- So much for balls, man.

- Hey, look.

The bachelor party's none

of her business, all right?

That's our thing.

Look, i-i want you guys to come

meet her before

the wedding, though.

Sh*t, th-this guy,

that's all he talked about

for the past 11 months.

I feel like I'm married to her.

Dude, in that f***ing video,

when you're going

like that and...

- Oh! Ooh!

- F*** you, man.

- You serious?

- Yeah.

If she found out

you saw that, seriously...

- I just didn't know you're

left-handed. That's... -Dude...

Guys, don't f*** with me, man.

Seriously, don't f*** with me.

Hey, nobody saw sh*t,

all right?

- That stays here.

- It's a f***ing joke.

Okay? Opsec.

It was

a pretty great video, dude.

Hey, stay off the streets,

all right?

I'm back in the sand

in three months.

That's not what I said.

Private Morgan.

- Pfc waller.

- All right.

Specialist Watkins.

Thank you.

Sergeant schumann.

Welcome home,

sergeant schumann.

Private mcgarrett.

Specialist aieti.

Sergeant schumann.

I'm Amanda doster.

I need you to tell me

how my husband died.

Sergeant doster.

James doster.

Were you there when he died?

- No.

- Did he suffer?

What did he say?

I need to know.

Tell me how my husband died.

Nom, nom, nom, nom,

nom, nom, nom.

Can we get a pie?

Of course we can.

Eat your dinner first.

You girls look so pretty.

What about jaxy?

And jaxy, yeah.

That's a sweet little

jumper there, buddy.

I can't believe Amanda

did that.

She ruined everything.

Doesn't matter.

We wanted to make it nice

for you.

It is nice.

That was supposed

to be perfect.

We wanted it to be perfect.

It is perfect.

I'm here.

I got all my limbs.

I got all my pieces,

with my favorite girls.

And Jax.

It's perfect, baby.

I want to have a baby, sol.

You can't wait till we're home?

You are getting out, right?

They'd probably come after me

to reenlist, but...


I'm just saying.

You back from Iraq?

Yes, sir.

11 months and 19 days.

You kick some ass over there?

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Jason Hall

Jason Dean Hall (born 1972) is an American screenwriter, film director and former actor. He played the recurring character of Devon MacLeish in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He had a guest starring role on Without a Trace as Jesse in Season Two. Hall attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Hall studied business, English and cinema at the University of Southern California. more…

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