Jarhead [WS] [DVD] [2005]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.05 out of 5 stars.
4.0
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 26)

Special Features

  • Over 35 minutes of deleted scenes including more of Swoff's fantasy sequences
  • In-depth "Jarhead" interviews

Synopsis

Jarhead
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

Cast & Crew

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Anthony "Swoff" Swofford
  • Peter Sarsgaard
    Peter Sarsgaard - Allen Troy
  • Lucas Black
    Lucas Black - Chris Kruger
  • Brian Geraghty
    Brian Geraghty - Fergus O'Donnell
  • Jacob Vargas
    Jacob Vargas - Cortez

Overall Customer Rating

4 out of 54.0
26 Reviews
85%of customers recommend this product.

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