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Jarhead (the self imposed moniker of the Marines) follows “Swoff” (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper’s rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soliders, always potentially over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don’t understand, against an enemy they can’t see, for a cause they don’t fully fathom.
Foxx portrays Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer who heads up Swofford’s scout/sniper platoon, while Sarsgaard is Swoff’s friend and mentor, Troy, a die-hard member of STA- their elite Marine Unit.
An irreverent and true account of war that was antiseptically packaged a decade ago, Jarhead is laced with dark wit, honest inquisition and episodes that are at once surreal and poignant, tragic and absurd.
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|Release Date (USA):||2006-05-09|
|Release Date (UK):||TBA|
|Rating (UK) :||NA|
|Writer/s:||Anthony Swofford (novel) and William Broyles Jr. (screenplay)|
|Jamie Foxx||Sgt. Siek|
|Chris Cooper||Lt. Colonel Kazinski|
|Feature Commentary with Director Sam Mendes, Feature Commentary with Screenwriter William Broyler, Jr. and Author Anthony Swofford, Jarhead Diaries with Introduction by Director Sam Mendes, Background with Introduction by Director Sam Mendes, Semper Fi: Life After the Corps with Introduction by Director Sam Mendes & Audio Introduction by Author Anthony Swofford, HD Bonus Content: News Interviews in Full with Commentary by Directory Sam Mendes, Swoff's Fantasies with Commentary by Director Sam Mendes, Deletes Scenes with Commentary by Directory Sam Mendes.|
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