Home of the Brave


1h 47m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In Southeastern Iraq, a war-wearied National Guard unit has just received the exhilarating news that they are about to be "demobilized"--finally sent back home to the safety of Spokane. But when they head out on one final humanitarian mission in the nearby town of Al Hayy, things go terribly wrong.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Chris Clifford; Claude Forest
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); MGM Distribution Company
Location
Spokane, Washington, USA; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

In Southeastern Iraq, a war-wearied National Guard unit has just received the exhilarating news that they are about to be "demobilized"--finally sent back home to the safety of Spokane. But when they head out on one final humanitarian mission in the nearby town of Al Hayy, things go terribly wrong. Ensnared by insurgents, a ferocious and chaotic firefight ensues--from which none of the group will escape unscathed. Back in Spokane, the soldiers find themselves still reeling from the ambush's lasting effects--haunted by their own personal demons and feeling a deep disconnect between themselves and those leading everyday American lives around them. The heroic medic Will Marsh saved countless lives in Iraq, but when he tries to go back to being a regular dad, husband and doctor again, he finds he's unraveling inside. The once ultra-confident Vanessa Price, fresh out of rehab, faces the toughest challenge of her young life: learning to be a single mom with a single hand. Meanwhile, Private Tommy Yates returns with his best friend Jordan and Jamal Aiken discovers that a split-second, deadly shooting during the Al Hayy battle has sent his life at home spiraling into mayhem. Both heartbreak and heroism emerge as the four each find their own way--whether tragic or triumphant--to a reckoning with that fateful day in Iraq.

Crew

Mohamed Aabach

Security

Lhoussaine Aabchane

Carpenter

Ahmet El Abadi

Construction

Youssef Abagourram

Props Buyer

Lahcen Abana

Costumer

Baadil Abdellah

Art Department

Abdeslam Ait Abdellah Ouali

Accountant

Verner Abdul-djeber

Compositing Supervisor

El Mokhtar Aboukal

Video Assist/Playback

Tsila Adler

Post-Production Accountant

Amy Agzarian

Production Accountant

Mjid Ahamouche

Carpenter

Abdellah Aitbamoussa

Carpenter

Abdelkarim Akallahc

Costumer

Nese Akin

Script Supervisor

Lhoussain Akouchah

Painter

Khadija Alami

Production Manager

Khalid Alami

Makeup Artist

Zakaria Alaoui

Production

Khalid Ameskane

Transportation Captain

Mohamed Ammar

Carpenter

Mohamed El Amrani

Grip

Craig Antioco

Production

Allan Apone

Makeup Artist

Stan Apperly

Plasterer

Carrie J Arington

Set Costumer

Luwana Arington

Costumer

Selena Arizanovic

Music Coordinator

Ahmed Azig

Foreman

Khalid Banoujaafar

Assistant Location Manager

Khalid Banoujaatar

Coordinator

Elhoussine Baouzine

Location Assistant

Andy Barden

Electrician

Myla Bareng

Technical Advisor

Jason Barnoski

Post-Production Assistant

Joseph Beddelem

Stunts

Aomar Belkaziz

Painter

Tom Bellissimo

Special Effects Supervisor

Tarik Ait Ben Ali

Assistant Director

Zineb Ben Doula

Hair Stylist

Salaheddine Benchegra

Production Assistant

Mohamed Benhmamane

Location Manager

Aberahim Benkhayi

Costumer

Zhor Bennani

Makeup

Omar Benomar

Driver

Bouchra Bentayeb

Production Coordinator

Mustapha Bentayeb

Office Runner

Dan Beyer

Props

Lahcen Bicha

Plasterer

Craig Binkley

Property Master

Abderahim Bissar

Best Boy Electric

Aziz Bizzi

Key Grip

Angelina Borisova

Visual Effects Editor

Brahim Boua

Generator Operator

Abdellah Bougtifa

On-Set Dresser

Mohamed Bouri

Construction

Ridouane Bourik

Carpenter

Ali Boussetta

Carpenter

Ismail Ait Brahim

Driver

Vincent Branch

Caterer

Chris Brooke

Music Engineer

Rich Bullock

Video Assist/Playback

Doug Bundy

Grip

Deborah Burgess

Accountant

Jerry Buxbaum

Stunts

Jo Caron

Foley Mixer

Carmen Carpenter

Finance Manager

Janet Carpenter

Hair Stylist

Lisa Caryl

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Casey

Assistant

John Casino

Stunts

Mike Cassell

Foreman

Polly Cassell

Craft Service

Mark Catania

Dolly Grip

Rachel Cates

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lahcen Chamane

Special Effects Assistant

Jennifer Chien

Art Department

Alexis Claue

Production Secretary

Bob Clifford

Lighting Technician

Chris Clifford

Cable Operator

Brady J Condit

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca Cook

Costumer

Marcellina A Cote

Wrangler

Scott Coulter

Visual Effects Producer

Rob Cowan

Producer

Sheryl Crow

Song

Sheryl Crow

Song Performer

Tim Cunningham

Rigging Grip

Boaz Davidson

Executive Producer

Vincent De Felice

Art Director

Carol Delossantos

Other

Carla Dibello

Assistant

Miroslav Dikov

Coordinator

Danny Dimbort

Executive Producer

Tom Dineen

Production Assistant

Reed Dinero

Assistant

Barbara Domuschieva

3-D Animator

Adil Doukkali

Camera Assistant

Jon Dudkowski

Assistant Editor

Yoshieko Dunnam

Craft Service

Justin Von Eaton

On-Set Dresser

Tim Eberly

Photography

Mustapha El Idrissi

Grip

Chafika El Khannous

Costumer

Dr. Oikil My El Mostapha

Medic

Ali Bakkioui El Otmani

Transportation Coordinator

Ahmed Elarrassi

Grip

Mabrouk Elfafiani

On-Set Dresser

Mehdi Elkhaoudy

Production Assistant

William M Elvin

Assistant Director

Randall Emmett

Executive Producer

Stephen Endelman

Music Composer

Stephen Endelman

Music Producer

Stephen Endelman

Music Conductor

Stephen Endelman

Original Music

Rachid Ettalbi

Costumer

Yann Mari Faget

Assistant Director

Tommy Finch

Gaffer

Sarah Halley Finn

Casting Director

Michael P Flannigan

Executive Producer

Claude Forest

Production Insurance

Guy Francoeur

Foley Artist

Brian E Frankish

Unit Production Manager

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Mark Friedman

Story By

Mark Friedman

Screenplay

Philippe Frumignac

Foley

George Furla

Producer

Joseph Di Gennaro

Camera Operator

Julieann Getman

Set Decorator

Doug Gibbs

Digital Effects

Joshua Gollish

Digital Effects

Selina Gomeau

Assistant

Rudolphe Gonckel

Stunts

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

Gordon Grant

Driver

Peter Green

Camera Assistant

Tracey Grimes

Digital Effects

Mustapha Grini

Special Effects Assistant

Mustapha Grumij

Accountant

Amber Grunte

Location Manager

Gary Gulliford

Carpenter

George Haddad

Adr Supervisor

Faical Hajji

Assistant Location Manager

Clayton Halsey

Editor

James Wilder Hancock

Dolly Grip

Brad Harland

Accountant

Jeanni Harris

Assistant Director

Ahmed Hatimi

Art Director

Bart Heimburger

Transportation Coordinator

Brad Heiner

Key Grip

Nate Heyer

Rigging Electrician

Randi Hiller

Casting Director

Mounir Houda

Camera Assistant

Dobromir Hristov

Compositing Supervisor

Lance Hruza

Driver

Steve Hubert

Electrician

Tamara Hunter

Casting Assistant

Travis Huntington

Production Secretary

Zinedine Ibnoujabal

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mustapha Jaafrane

Carpenter

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Costumer

Mohcine Jmila

Electrician

Ann M Johnson

Casting Assistant

Dean Jones

Makeup Artist

Trista Jordan

Makeup Assistant

Ismail Kajji

Driver

John Kelly

Digital Effects

Christopher Kennedy

Music Editor

Ian Kennedy

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Keranov

2-D Artist

Jordan Kessler

Post-Production Supervisor

Said Khalil

Camera

Othmane El Khammari

Costumer

Plamen Kirilov

Compositing Supervisor

Carla Klein

Driver

Michelle Klein

Instructor

Akram El Kouzouz

Photography

Zornitsa Krasteva

Colorist

Jodie Kuhuski

Consultant

Chris Kutcha

Digital Effects

Phillip Kyrsl

Driver

Art Labriola

Original Music

Abdelhak Laghozail

Craft Service

Alan Lam

Production Accountant

David Lamb

Driver

Thomas Laughlin

Driver

David Lebovitz

Digital Effects

Avi Lerner

Producer

Candice Levy

Post-Production Assistant

Richard Lightstone

Sound Mixer

Danny Linnik

Transportation Captain

Philippe Losson

Stunts

Susannah C Lowber

Production Coordinator

Harvest Lownsberry

Driver

Steven Macdougal

Camera Assistant

Stephen Macdougall

Camera Assistant

Travis Mackay

Adr

Lhoussaine El Mansouri

Construction

Christophe Maratier

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Chris Clifford; Claude Forest
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); MGM Distribution Company
Location
Spokane, Washington, USA; Morocco

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2006

Expanded Release in United States May 11, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2007

Released in United States 2016

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2006 (NY, LA)

Expanded Release in United States May 11, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 23, 2007

MGM acquired project at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on the basis of a 38 minute clip of the unfinished film.

Released in United States 2016 (Shsorts 6: It's All True)