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Combat – Iraq

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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a book by John Ronson, itself a literary version of a TV documentary. Director Grant Heslov Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch: Reporter Bob Wilton, whose wife has left him for … Continue reading

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Elevator Pitch When bomb disposal expert Staff Sergeant William James takes over as head of a team dealing with IEDs after the death of their former leader, the team find themselves being exposed to a higher level of risk as he goes against formal protocols to make bombs safe in the dangerous urban areas of … Continue reading

Jarhead

Released 2005 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Anthony Swofford Writer/s script William Broyles Jr Director Sam Mendes Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Brian Geraghty, Chris Cooper Elevator Pitch A young man goes through the hardship of marine training , and then extended selection to become … Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate

Released 2004 Rating 15 in UK Director Jonathan Demme Writer/s Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris Starring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep Source of story A novel by Richard Condon, the 1962 screenplay by George Axelrod Elevator Pitch Raymond Shaw, a former soldier, is nominated to become vice-president of the USA with the assistance of his … Continue reading

American Sniper (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Clint Eastwood Writer/s Jason Hall Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Source of story A book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice Elevator Pitch Chris Kyle has shown talent as a marksman even as a child, so when he joins the Navy Seals and becomes a sniper … Continue reading

Green Zone

Released 2010 Rating 15 in UK Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Brian Helgeland Starring Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Jason Isaacs (hello to) Source of story Book by Rajiv Chandresekaran Elevator Pitch A warrant officer leading a team of US soldiers looking for WMD in Baghdad, but failing to find any, becomes involved … Continue reading

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