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Citizen Soldier (2016)

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CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jordan Alex Jordan Alex ... Himself (as CPL Alex)
James Tyler Brown James Tyler Brown ... Himself (as 2LT Brown)
Martin Byrne Martin Byrne ... Himself (as SFC Byrne)
Jared Colson Jared Colson ... Himself (as SGT Colson)
Colt Floyd Colt Floyd ... Himself (as SSG Floyd)
Eran Harrill Eran Harrill ... Himself (as SGT Eran Harrill)
Nathan Kruse Nathan Kruse ... Himself - CW2 Kruse
David Salzberg ... Patient
Justin Smith Justin Smith ... Himself (as SGT Smith )
Raymond Viel Raymond Viel ... Himself (as TSgt Viel )
Erik Wolff Erik Wolff ... Himself (SFC Wolff)
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CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the "Thunderbirds." Set in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge, it is a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts' eye-view of the war. A modern day Band of Brothers, Citizen Soldier tells the true story of a group of Soldiers and their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan, offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood, and patriotism. Using real footage from multiple cameras, including helmet cams, these Citizen Soldiers give the audience an intimate view into the chaos and horrors of combat and, in the process, display their bravery and valor under the most hellish of conditions.

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Real People. Real Heroes.

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Documentary | War

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Torch Pt. 2
Performed by Short Sleeve Heart: Laila Garsys (Vocals), Michael Trella (as Mike Trella) (Guitar), Grace Rodgers (Violin), Pat Mannella (Drums), & Diego Alejandro Moran (Base)
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Definitely worth the watch
14 September 2016 | by bigparaoSee all my reviews

Would rate this a definite worth a watch, let's say 7 (put a 10 in to offset Mr 1/10 who clearly doesn't u sweat and the point of a review- just that he thinks war is a waste of money which is a different question)

But yea a refreshing no bs account of what wars are really like told from the human perspective (albeit from one sides perspective only). The pov footage was not detrimental at all in my opinion and really did immerse you in the situation at least as much as possible from the couch. Gripping for the most part and completely devoid of the standard 'murica yeah! mentality that is often conveyed in war documentaries/movies. And no I'm not American.


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