Jarhead Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jamie Foxx, Dennis Haysbert, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Mendes, Brian Geraghty, Chris Cooper, Peter Sarsgaard, Doug Wick, Lucas Black, Laz Alonso, Lucy Fisher, Jacob Vargas, Evan Jones, William Broyles, Anthony Swofford

Release Date:

Friday, November 4, 2005

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 3 m

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Jarhead Plot: What's the story?

"Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff" (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through 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 in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully fathom.

Foxx portrays Sergeant Sykes, a Marine lifer who heads up Swofford's scout/sniper platoon, while Sarsgaard is Swoff's friend and mentor, Troy, a die-hard member of STA—their elite Marine Unit.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Jarhead?

  1. The adaptation of Marine Anthony Swofford's bracing memoir that took readers into his disorienting firsthand experience in the Gulf War.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Jarhead?

A look at the Jarhead behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Sam Mendes last directed 1917 and Spectre. The film's writer William Broyles last wrote The Polar Express and Shadow Divers.


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Lucy Fisher
Doug Wick

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Production Timeline: When did the Jarhead come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Jarhead Release Date: When was it released?

Jarhead was released in 2005 on Friday, November 4, 2005 There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Adam and Eve, Chicken Little and National Lampoon's Pledge This!.
United States
November 4, 2005
November 4, 2005

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

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