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Jarhead

"Welcome to the suck."

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are earger to fight but are forced to stay back from the action. Meanwhile Swofford gets news of his girlfriend is cheating on him. Desperately he wants to kill someone and finally put his training to use.

-- Box Office --
Released: Nov 4th, 2005
Budget: $72,000,000.00
Revenue: $96,889,998.00

Jarhead Main Cast

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Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
plays Anthony Swofford
Scott MacDonald
Scott MacDonald
plays D.I. Fitch
Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
plays Alan Troy
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
plays Staff Sgt. Sykes
Lo Ming
Lo Ming
plays Bored Gunny
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): When the new Marines first meet SSGT Sykes, the water tower in the background has a USAF Tactical Air Command or USAF Air Combat Command emblem on it, which new Marines would never see at Camp Pendleton. This scene was filmed at George AFB in Victorville CA.
  • The actors all went on a four day boot camp at George Air Force Base.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal's audition scene was the one where he points a rifle straight into the face of one of his comrades and has a mini-breakdown. When filming this actual scene, Gyllenhaal actually knocked out one of his own teeth when he turns the gun on himself, not to mention hugely upsetting his co-star Brian Geraghty who felt that Gyllenhaal had effectively brutalized him. This led to the later scene in the film where Swofford apologizes to Geraghty's character, a scene that wasn't in the original screenplay. The scene helped smooth over the tense relations between the two actors.
  • The soldiers watch Apocalypse Now Redux, which was edited by Jarhead editor Walter Murch.
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