Jarhead

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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this critically acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional war story from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes. Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff (Gyllenhaal) from a... read more
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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this critically acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional war story from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes. Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff (Gyllenhaal) from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he sports a sniper rifle through Middle East deserts that provide no cover from the heat or Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully grasp.

Original Release

11/04/2005

US Release

11/04/2005

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Cast

Jamie Foxx Staff Sgt. Sykes
Jake Gyllenhaal Anthony Swofford
Scott MacDonald D.I. Fitch
Lucas Black Chris Kruger
Peter Sarsgaard Alan Troy
Laz Alonso Ramon Escobar
Chris Cooper Lt. Col. Kazinski
Brian Geraghty Fergus O'Donnell
Damion Poitier Poitier
John Krasinski Corporal Harrigan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Mendes

Writers

William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford

Cast

Jamie Foxx Staff Sgt. Sykes
Jake Gyllenhaal Anthony Swofford
Scott MacDonald D.I. Fitch
Lucas Black Chris Kruger
Peter Sarsgaard Alan Troy
Laz Alonso Ramon Escobar
Chris Cooper Lt. Col. Kazinski
Brian Geraghty Fergus O'Donnell
Damion Poitier Poitier
John Krasinski Corporal Harrigan
Jocko Sims Julius
Kevin Foster Branded Marine
Riad Galayini Nurse
Craig Coyne Young Mr. Swofford
Katherine Randolph Young Mrs. Swofford
Rini Bell Swoff's Sister
Dendrie Taylor Mrs. Swofford
James Morrison Mr. Swofford
Ming Lo Bored Gunny
Dennis Haysbert Major Lincoln

Producers

Bobby Cohen Executive Producer
Sam Mercer Executive Producer
Bobby Cohen Producer
Sam Mercer Producer
Sam Mendes Producer
Douglas Wick Producer
Lucy Fisher Producer
Pippa Harris Producer

Editors

Walter Murch

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