distance. There are O.S. sounds: SOLDIER'S EQUIPMENT
APPEAR in the BOTTOM of the FRAME, running. This is TROY
stands. Troy stops in his tracks, out of breath, and stares
over his head, then puts it down and picks up a gun. Troy
turns around, we see his face for the first time.
Are we shooting people, or what?
SOLDIER #1 (O.S.)
Are we shooting?
That's what I'm asking you.
SOLDIER #1 (O.S.)
What's the answer?
I don't know the answer. That's
what I'm trying to find out.
I don't know how I'm gonna get it
CAPTAIN VAN METER, 37, crab-like, is in the far distance.
CAPTAIN VAN METER
If they surrender, don't shoot, if
they don't surrender, then shoot.
back to the dune and runs a few yards.
to the crest. All we hear are his footsteps and breathing.
SOLDIER #3 (O.S.)
That guy just shot a towel head.
SOLDIER #4 (O.S.)
YOUNG IRAQI SOLDIER
SMASH CUT TO:
FANTASY - INT. HOSPITAL, TORRANCE, CAL. - DAY
(deep southern accent)
Congratulations, you got yourself
a rag head, my man.
wearing Army issue glasses, out of breath.
Synopsis: Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein's hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein's Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.
Actors: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
8 wins & 19 nominations.
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