When a humanitarian mission in Iraq is derailed by an explosive ambush, a small band of American soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives.
**Filmmakers audio commentary
**5 Deleted Scenes w/optional commentary - audio introduction plays over Deleted Scenes Card
*Deleted Scene #1 - Soldiers get news they are returning home
*Deleted Scene #2 - Dr. Marsh examines his usual patients
*Deleted Scene #3 - Tommy applies for a job at the movie theatre
*Deleted Scene #4 - Vanessa deals with Ms. "Virginia Slim"
*Deleted Scene #5 - Vanessa and Cary get to know each other
**Home of the Brave Trivia Track
Cast & Crew
I must say the best thing about the movie is that it's interested in the soldiers, not the self-serving popinjays who seem to think the war is a big fat career-enhancing photo opportunity. The people who got shot at deserve most of the attention.
This is a solid and timely piece of work from Hollywood veteran Irwin Winkler.
While Mark Friedman's script is as unsubtle as Winkler's direction, their sincerity and the subject's sharp immediacy lend the film a certain power.
Home of the Brave isn't exactly a subtle or a delicate picture -- it's an old-fashioned Hollywood movie, at least in tone, that's being released like an indie -- but it has some terrific acting and comes straight from the heart.
Just because there's nothing new to see here doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing worth seeing.
Mr. Winkler and Mr. Friedman deserve credit for achieving their objectives without undue bombast or bravado, but rather with a clear-eyed view of an uneasy time in our national life.