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Generation Kill 

TV-MA | | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (2008)
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.
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Top Rated TV #123 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
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 Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
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 Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
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 Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
Justin Shaw ...
 Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis 3 episodes, 2008
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Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there. Written by Ernie Mastroianni

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13 July 2008 (USA)  »

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40 meres sto Iraq  »

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Eric Kocher does not portray himself in the series but as Gunnery Sergeant Rich Barrett. See more »

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Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: [to Person] Careful with the Rip Fuel.
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Fuck, man! I'm on thirty hours no sleep! Beat the record I made in high school when I was on the debate team.
Evan 'Scribe' Wright: Wait a minute, you were on the debate team?
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: Whats the channel for the 119s?
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: [to Colbert] 64 and tad 7.
[to Wright]
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Yeah, I was really really fucking good, but all the other guys on the team thought I was high all of the time.
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I'm glad they're doing this right (mostly)
15 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm also glad there is no music. Music (though moving) would have taken away the grit to this story and given it a more artificial feel. It's amazing how much of the dialog and situations are straight from the book, and how perfectly spot on they are showing Recon Marine culture.

I'm glad Rudy and Kocher got to play themselves. Though I only personally know Pappy out of these characters, it's obvious they are working as hard as they can (within Hollywood's tradition) to portray it as it happened. I hope they continue this series at least until the end of the invasion. I can't wait to see the action at the bridge and the other ambushes.

Oh, and the Sgtmaj. harping on grooming standards during combat operations is so hilarious because it's so true!


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