Director: Kimberly Peirce
Writer: Mark Richard, Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Olyphant
Released: August 7, 2008
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 113 minutes
Story: Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. Brandon tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq. Alongside their war-time buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq. This upends Brandon's entire world. The conflict into which he is thrown tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love, and the value of honour.
Ryan Phillippe SSgt. Brandon King
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tommy Burgess
Rob Brown Isaac 'Eyeball' Butler
Channing Tatum Sgt. Steve Shriver
Victor Rasuk Pvt. Rico Rodriguez
Terry Quay Paul 'Preacher' Colson
Matthew Scott Wilcox Harvey 'Rabbit' Lankford
Connett Brewer Curtis (as Connett M. Brewer)
Timothy Olyphant Lt. Col. Boot Miller
Josef Sommer Senator Orton Worrell
Linda Emond Ida King
Ciaran Hinds Roy King
Mamie Gummer Jeanie
Abbie Cornish Michelle
Alex Frost Shorty Shriver