Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

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Director: Irwin Winkler

Cast: Irwin Winkler, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

     
 

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As their tour of duty in Iraq draws to a close, four American soldiers learn that they are scheduled to embark on one final, fateful mission that will forever change their concept of war. Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon be reunited with their families back in the United States, a unit serving in Iraq is deployed on a humanitarian mission to

Overview

As their tour of duty in Iraq draws to a close, four American soldiers learn that they are scheduled to embark on one final, fateful mission that will forever change their concept of war. Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon be reunited with their families back in the United States, a unit serving in Iraq is deployed on a humanitarian mission to deliver medical supplies to a remote Iraqi village. Upon arriving in the village, the unit is viciously ambushed and many lives are lost. Now, as the surviving members of the battalion return home and attempt to readjust to civilian life, the physical injuries and psychological scars sustained during that tragic event continue to take a heavy emotional toll on the war-torn soldiers. Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, and rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent star in an affecting psychological war drama from Academy Award-winning director Irwin Winkler.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0027616096753
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:46:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel L. Jackson Will Marsh
Jessica Biel Vanessa Price
Brian Presley Tommy Yates
Curtis Jackson Jamal Aiken
Victoria Rowell Penelope Marsh
Sam Jones Billy Marsh
Chad Michael Murray Jordan Owens
Jeffrey Nordling Cary
Christina Ricci Sarah Schivino
Vyto Ruginis Hank Yates

Technical Credits
Irwin Winkler Director,Original Story,Producer
Thomas L. Bellissimo Special Effects Supervisor
Rob Cowan Producer
Sheryl Crow Songwriter
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Randall Emmett Executive Producer
Stephen Endelman Score Composer
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Michael P. Flannigan Executive Producer
Brian Frankish Co-producer
Mark Freidman Original Story
Mark Friedman Original Story,Screenwriter
George Furla Producer
Clayton Halsey Editor
Randi Hiller Casting
Dean Jones Makeup
Trista Jordan Makeup
Avi Lerner Producer
Richard Lightstone Sound/Sound Designer
Ashley Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Julie Milstead Associate Producer
Gretchen Oyster Casting
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Karyn Wagner Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Winkler Associate Producer
Warren Alan Young Production Designer

Scene Index

Filmmakers' commentary; Trivia track

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Home of the Brave 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
HOME OF THE BRAVE is one of those films that is difficult to critique: the message of how war permanently alters the minds and bodies of soldiers and their families is a meaningful one and one about which we need to be reminded. Irwin Winkler has made some good films (DeLovely, Life as a House, Guilty by Suspicion), but in this film he seems to be working against the script by Mark Friedman which has a tendency to oversimplify emotions and thus loses its impact. The film begins in Iraq where each of the main characters is at least tangentially connected. Dr. Will Marsh (Samuel L. Jackson) is in a truck driven by Vanessa (Jessica Biel) and accompanied by soldiers Tommy (Brian Presley) and Jamal (50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson) when a roadside bomb explodes, maiming the hand of Vanessa, killing Tommy's best friend, making Jamal witness unnecessary civilian deaths, and placing Will in an impotent position as a doctor. Flash forward to Spokane, Washington where each of these four wounded people try to piece their lives together in a world that loathes the Iraq war (not at all unlike the treatment of soldiers returning from the unpopular Vietnam debacle), trying to make sense of it all. The problem with the good idea for a movie lies in the too traditional plot lines. The actors (especially Presley and Biel) give it their all, but credibility enters and the smoke rises and we are left with a misplaced patriotism. The message is strong: the delivery of it is shaky. Grady Harp
Guest More than 1 year ago
Irwin Winkler's film was meaningful about a war that has deeply divided America's loyalties, but we cannot question the patriotism and loyalty of those who have served. In this very presentable and transcendent film, it shows the conflict coming home, not just the war overseas. Unfortunately, many people, especially those that have flag pins to their lapels, forget the war doesn't end in Iraq, it stays with the men and women that served there forever. Many people are cut off from military families that have sacrificed so much and continue to do. Thank God for films like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago