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A young man gets a crash course in the madness of war in this fact-based drama from director Sam Mendes. Anthony "Swoff" Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) decides to join the Marines, just like his father and his father before him, and signs on just in time to be sent to Iraq to fight in the Gulf War in 1991. After experiencing the rigors of boot camp, Swofford and his pal Troy (Peter Sarsgaard) are trained to be snipers, and under the leadership of Sgt. Sykes (Jamie Foxx) and Lt. Col. Kazinski (Chris Cooper), the two land in the middle of a desert where they're up against an enemy they can't always see under a blazing sun with hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Swofford, Troy, and their fellow soldiers rely on the wits, their sense of humor, and their friendship of their brothers in arms to deal with a situation that doesn't much resemble what they saw on television at home. Jarhead was based on the memoirs of the real-life Anthony Swofford, who did serve as a sniper in the 1991 Gulf War; the title comes from military slang for a Marine enlistee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDaa11bb33-b081-8f00-8cf6-52737a74c4c6
Grouping Titlejarhead
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2020-01-21 16:07:25PM
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auth_author2Black, Lucas, 1982-
Broyles, William, Jr., 1944-
Cooper, Chris, 1951-
Deakins, Roger A., 1949-
Fisher, Lucy,
Foxx, Jamie,
Foxx, Jamie.
Geraghty, Brian,
Gyllenhaal, Jake, 1980-
MacDonald, Scott, 1959-
Mendes, Sam,
Mendes, Sam.
Newman, Thomas, 1955-
Sarsgaard, Peter,
Sarsgaard, Peter.
Swofford, Anthony.
Vargas, Jacob,
Vargas, Jacob.
Wick, Douglas,
author2-roleBlack, Lucas,1982-actor.
Broyles, William,Jr.,1944-screenwriter.
Cooper, Chris,1951-actor.
Deakins, Roger A.,1949-
Deakins, Roger A.,1949-director of photography.
Fisher, Lucy,producer.
Foxx, Jamie,actor.
Foxx, Jamie.
Geraghty, Brian,actor.
Gyllenhaal, Jake,1980-
Gyllenhaal, Jake,1980-actor.
MP Kappa Productions.
MacDonald, Scott,1959-
MacDonald, Scott,1959-actor.
Mendes, Sam,director.
Mendes, Sam.
Neal Street Productions.
Newman, Thomas,1955-
Newman, Thomas,1955-composer.
Sarsgaard, Peter,actor.
Sarsgaard, Peter.
Swofford, Anthony.Jarhead.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Vargas, Jacob,actor.
Vargas, Jacob.
Wick, Douglas,producer.
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display_descriptionFollows "Swoff," a third-generation Marine 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 the Middle East deserts. There is no cover from intolerable heat or from the Iraqi soldiers, who are always potentially just 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 understand. Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer, heads up the scout/sniper platoon, while Troy, Swoff's friend and mentor, is a die-hard member of STA - the elite Marine Unit.
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Feature films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
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Persian Gulf War (1991)
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Drama
Soldados -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro
Soldiers -- United States -- Drama
Swofford, Anthony
Swofford, Anthony. -- Film adaptations
United States
United States. -- Marine Corps
United States. -- Marine Corps -- Drama
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War -- Feature
War films
title_fullJarhead [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Red Wagon Productions ; Neal Street Productions ; MP Kappa Productions ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick ; screenplay, William D. Broyles, Jr. ; directed by Sam Mendes
Jarhead [videorecording] / directed by Sam Mendes ; screenplay by William D. Broyles, Jr. ; produced by Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher ; a Universal Pictures presentation in association with MP Kappa Productions, Neal Street Productions
topic_facetGuerras Médicas, 1991
Persian Gulf War, 1991
Swofford, Anthony