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USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ciaran Hinds, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Rasuk, Rob Brown, Alex Frost, Terry Quay, Matthew Scott Wilcox, Connett M Brewer, Josef Sommer, Linda Emond, Mamie Gummer, Chandra Washington, Cora Cardona, Isreal Saldivar, David Kroll, Marie Mizener, Kasey Stevens, Ricky Calmbach, Lee Stringer, J D Evermore, Cory Hart, Devin Moss, Roger Edwards, Ric Maddox, Richard Dillard, David Precopia, James Dever, Mark Richard, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Strait, Tory Kittles
Director: Kimberly Peirce
USA: 113 mins
UK: 112 mins
USA Rated: R for graphic violence and pervasive language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and bloody war violence
USA Release Date: 28 March 2008
UK Release Date: 25 April 2008 (Limited Release)
Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) 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 (Channing Tatum), who served with him in Iraq.
Alongside their war-time buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. When the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq against Brandon's will, this turns his entire world upside down. 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 honor.