A young man gets a crash course in the madness of war in this fact-based drama from director Sam Mendes. Anthony "Swoff" Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) decides to join the Marines, just like his father and his father before him, and signs on just in time to be sent to Iraq to fight in the Gulf War in 1991. After experiencing the rigors of boot camp, Swofford and his pal Troy (Peter Sarsgaard) are trained to be snipers, and under the leadership of Sgt. Sykes (Jamie Foxx) and Lt. Col. Kazinski (Chris Cooper), the two land in the middle of a desert where they're up against an enemy they can't always see under a blazing sun with hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Swofford, Troy, and their fellow soldiers rely on the wits, their sense of humor, and their friendship of their brothers in arms to deal with a situation that doesn't much resemble what they saw on television at home. Jarhead was based on the memoirs of the real-life Anthony Swofford, who did serve as a sniper in the 1991 Gulf War; the title comes from military slang for a Marine enlistee.
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I love Jarhead. It is a great movie. probly the best movie iv'e seen. So this move takes place in war in some other country. This tells some bad stuff about being in war. If one of your loved ones wants to join the Marines I reccomond you show them this movie. But this movie is great good actors. Oh theres even two scropions fighting in one scene lol. One of the best movies ever. Oh it even won a award. WOW. If you like war movie like me. You should enjoy the movie. It looks great on the psp. The sound is great wait better than great. The script is excellent. This is a movie you want to see over and over again. 110 percent great. Some funny stuff that would make you lol. You would not regret buying this movie. So go buy it right now stop reading this and buy it already!!!!