An adaptation of Marine Anthony Swofford's bracing memoir on his first-hand experience in the Gulf War. "Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff", a third generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a 100-pound rucksack on his back through the Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields.
Official website: http://www.jarheadmovie.com
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