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Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 July 2005 (Canada)
Inspired by the passing of U.S.O. perennial Bob Hope, Friars Club roast-master Jeffrey Ross takes Drew up on an invitation to join the U.S.O. in their ongoing mission - delivering ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jeffrey Ross ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jocelyn Aberle Jocelyn Aberle ... Herself (as Maj. Jocelyn Aberle)
Kate Blekh Kate Blekh ... Herself
Drew Carey ... Himself
Blake Clark ... Himself
Eric F. Cooke Eric F. Cooke ... Himself (as CSM Eric F. Cooke)
Kyle Dunnigan ... Himself
Andres Fernandez Andres Fernandez ... Himself
Larry Gelbart ... Himself
Bill Hardy Bill Hardy ... Himself (as Lt. Col. Bill Hardy)
Mark Hertling Mark Hertling ... Himself (as Brig. Gen. Mark Hertling)
Kathy Kinney ... Herself
Rocky La Porte ... Himself
Peter Mansoor Peter Mansoor ... Himself (as Col. Pete R. Mansoor)
Raymond Odierno ... Himself (as Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno)
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Inspired by the passing of U.S.O. perennial Bob Hope, Friars Club roast-master Jeffrey Ross takes Drew up on an invitation to join the U.S.O. in their ongoing mission - delivering punch-lines on the front lines. Having just bought a new camcorder, he travels to Iraq and captures his rare, intimate, and often times hilarious experience on camera. Armed with nothing but that camcorder and some jokes, Ross shoots his own life-changing experience as he travels alongside six other well known comics, entertaining battle weary G.I.'s stationed in some of the most remote parts of the Sunni Triangle. Written by Anonymous

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The funniest movie ever to come out of Iraq.

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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21 July 2005 (Canada) See more »

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Baghdad, Iraq See more »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Drew Carey: Say, is that the soccer stadium where they did all that torture?
Kyle Dunnigan: No. That's the torture stadium where they played soccer.
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Just before the credits roll at the end; "Dedicated to soldiers and veterans everywhere" followed by the Peace symbol. See more »

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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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an honest, unbiased documentary about the war in Iraq.
24 October 2005 | by gardnernealSee all my reviews

Jeffrey Ross, a Friar's Club regular and comedy club mainstay for the past 15 years, steps into the role of documentary filmmaker in "Patriot Act." As part of Drew Carey's USO tour, Ross recorded over 15 hours of footage during a five-day trip through Iraq. What had begun as a home movie soon turned into something more for Ross as he was faced with the realities of war. Although the film is essentially a comedy, "Patriot Act" contains many heart-felt moments. Blake Clarke, one of the comedians on the tour and a decorated Vietnam Vet, recounts memories of war, the 60's anti-war movement, and military life then and now. Ross interviews many soldiers stationed throughout Iraq, giving the viewer honest, first-hand accounts of the controversial "war on terror."

"Patriot Act" is a wonderful film about war, the healing power of comedy, and one man's journey from the comedy club circuit to the front lines in Iraq.


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