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the sound bites, former Marine Anthony Swofford shows us what it really means to
be at war in the Middle East in this screen adaptation of his best-selling book.
The account follows "Swoff" (Jake Gyllenhaal), a third-generation
enlistee, from bootcamp to active duty as a sniper scout in a platoon headed up
by career Marine Sergeant Sykes (Jamie Foxx). Swofford and his fellow Marines
endure blazing, blinding heat and sunshine, carrying sniper's rifles and hundred
pound packs while constantly on the alert for Iraqi soldiers who pose an
ever-present threat. The Americans brave the hardships with sardonic wit and
dark comedy. Peter Sarsgaard plays Troy, Swoff's friend, mentor, and a hard core
soldier in their elite unit.