A fresh-faced Marine's boot-camp training turns into a real tour of duty when he is sent to fight in the Gulf War in 1991. However, the desert action is not what the new recruit expected - the willing soldiers are forced to wait for hours in searing heat, while their day is punctuated by moments of terror. Drama, based on the autobiography by veteran Anthony Swofford, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Cooper