Jarhead (2005) Movie Review

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Jarhead Plot Overview

Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go?

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Jarhead Cast & Crew
Profile Name Role
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx Staff Sgt. Sykes
Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal Anthony Swofford
Scott MacDonald Scott MacDonald D.I. Fitch
Peter Sarsgaard Peter Sarsgaard Alan Troy
Lucas Black Lucas Black Kruger
Laz Alonso Laz Alonso Ramon Escobar
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper Lt. Col. Kazinski
Brian Geraghty Brian Geraghty Fergus O'Donnell
Damion Poitier Damion Poitier Poitier
John Krasinski John Krasinski Corporal Harrigan
Jocko Sims Jocko Sims Julius

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Movie Facts

  • Cinema Release:

    04 Nov 2005

  • DVD Release:

    07 Mar 2006

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  • Runtime:

    125 minutes

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