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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That was a bomb.

No word as to whether it was an IED

or a specific car bomb.

Over 10 fatalities reported.

Sources within ISAF suggest

that ISI may be involved.

Did these phones just go down

or did that f***er hang up on me?

Good thing that X was bodgy

or I'd be flying right now!

I can't hear you, honey.

I need to talk to Ed Faber.

Well, then who is fronting the show?

I can't hear you!

Hey, that's my ass! Do you have a mother?

Don't put your ass on my hand!

Shut up, donkey p*ssy!

Whore! Dog-washer!

My cock in your ear!

My cock in your ear! I sh*t on your lips!

Eat a fart!



Listen up. Iraq Two is happening.

The network is stretched thin.

All our talent is going there.

We need people, any people,

to fill the void in Afghanistan.

And you folks here are all the unmarried,

childless personnel in this bureau.

For those of you who are

behind the scenes, there are

opportunities to be on camera.

Kim, are you going to be joining in?

The travel or the crying?

Hopefully, the travel.

I'll think about it.

The success of Operation Mongoose has

overshadowed the real lesson to be learned,

that the Taliban are far from vanquished.

And as the drums of war

beat ever louder in Iraq,

the NATO mission in Afghanistan

grows increasingly uncertain.

Tanya Vanderpoel, outside

Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan,

VBC World News.


I got you! Hey.

When do you get back from Houston?

I think on Tuesday. Why?

Because I'm going

to Afghanistan on Tuesday.

You're going to Afghanistan on Tuesday?


But you write news copy.

Wait. For how long?

- Like, three months.

- What?



I can't believe this worked out!

Hey, you want to have a quickie

on the changing table in the bathroom?

Yeah, I don't think I could get it up

with that little koala looking at me.

Also, they're boarding already.

Hey, don't worry. Just go. Go, go, go.

Shoot, I... I copied a key for you, so...

Plants, mail.

- Anything else I'm forgetting?

- I think that's it.

This is crazy.

Listen, I think it's impressive.

Start a new career?

It's gonna be great.

And listen, in three months...

"I'll be back."

No, that's terrible! No.

Don't remember me like that. No.

Bye. Okay. Okay.

It's not my job. I'm a producer.

General news. Enron.

These coalminers in Pennsylvania,

but you probably didn't see that.

'Cause we got two wars going on now,

so, I know how to set up a BGAN

and no one will sue if I die

so I got an expedited visa,

like, two days ago,

and I guess now I'm a war reporter.

Sh*t dick!

Corkscrew landing.

In case a missile is fired

at the aircraft!

Kabul International Airport.

K. I.A.! "Killed In Action."

Once again,

we thank you for flying with us.




No, thank you. No, thank you.

Miss Baker?

I am Fahim.

Fahim, hi! Pleased to meet you.

The car is over here and we go.

Cover your head, shameless whore!

She says... "Welcome to Afghanistan."

Okay, let's go.

Here is your local mobile.

The number is on the back.

Yeah, I ordered some money

last week. Still in the post.

- I'll fix you up next week.

- Okay.

Yes, the air here

takes some getting used to.

It's quite polluted with feces.

Here she is! How are you, Kim?

Welcome to the Stan. My name's Nic.

I'll be doing your security.

I'll take your bag.

Fahim. The police are giving

me sh*t for parking here.

They just want money.

Wait, oh, no. Do you need money?

Because the network gave me money.

- No, keep that on you!

- No, no, no! Kim, please!

Piss off, that's it! That's it! Hey! Hey!

- I'm sorry. Sorry.

- Piss off!

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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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