Three Kings

Three Kings

George Clooney
Director: David O. Russell Cast: George Clooney
George Clooney
, Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
, Ice Cube
Ice Cube
David O. Russell

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Three stars team up for this unusual look at America's role in the war against Iraq. In 1991, as the Gulf War winds to a close, three American servicemen find themselves happy to have achieved victory but wondering about the ultimate importance of what they've done (especially since Saddam Hussein is still in power). Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) is a decorated Vietnam veteran and special forces officer with two weeks to go before he retires; Sgt. Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) has a new baby at home; and Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) is probably just going to end up back in Detroit. So when one of them comes across a map that seems to point out where Saddam's forces have stashed a large cache of gold they stole from Kuwait, they decide to follow the trail and take some of the war booty for themselves. However, the deeper they journey into Iraq, the more they see of the consequences of America's policies in the Middle East. Although President George Bush and the American military urged Iraqi citizens to rise up against Saddam Hussein, and pledged their support to a people's movement against the leader, Iraqis found that when they took to the streets against Saddam, the United States did not back them up, and the loss of Iraqi lives was fearsome. When Gates, Barlow and Elgin become aware of what's happening, they're torn between their desire to grab the fortune they came for and the demands of their conscience to help the people they came to liberate. Three Kings was directed by David O. Russell and marked a significant change of direction after his dark-humored relationship comedies, Spanking the Monkey and Flirting with Disaster.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
UPC: 0883929118571
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 7,684

Special Features

Additional scenes; 2 commentaries: One by writer/director David O. Russell, the other by producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell; Feature Under the Bunker: on the set of Three Kings; David O. Russell's Three Kings video journal; An intimate look inside the acting process with Ice Cube; Tour of the Iraqi village set with production designer Catherine Hardwicke; Interview with director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Major Archie Gates
Mark Wahlberg Sergeant Troy Barlow
Ice Cube Chief Elgin
Spike Jonze Conrad Vig
Nora Dunn Adriana Cruz
Jamie Kennedy Walter Wogaman
Mykelti Williamson Colonel Horn
Cliff Curtis Amir Abdulah
Saïd Taghmaoui Captain Sa'id
Judy Greer Cathy Daitch
Liz Stauber Debbie Barlow
Holt McCallany Captain Van Meter
Pete Antico [uncredited] Oasis Bunker Guard
Peter Macdissi Oasis Bunker Iraqi Republic Guard Lieutenant

Technical Credits
David O. Russell Director,Screenwriter
Kym Barrett Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Jann K. Engel Art Director
Alan Glazer Associate Producer
Gregory Goodman Executive Producer
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Robert K. Lambert Editor
John Leveque Sound Editor
Anne McCarthy Casting
Edward L. McDonnell Producer
John Ridley Co-producer,Original Story
Kim Roth Co-producer
Charles Roven Producer
Ralph Sall Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Segal Co-producer
Gene Serdena Set Decoration/Design
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
Kelley Smith-Wait Executive Producer
Edward Tise Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Julian Wall Asst. Director
Paul Junger Witt Producer
Richard Wolf Musical Arrangement

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