soldiers try to steal Kuwaiti
gold from Iraqi soldiers at the
end of the Gulf War.
It's 1991 and the end of the Gulf
War. Sergeant Troy Barlow (MARK
WAHLBERG), Staff Sergeant Chief
Elgin (ICE CUBE) and Private
Conrad Vig (SPIKE JONZE) are
upset that they haven't seen any
action. They come across a
smuggled map and realize it's
Special Forces Captain Archie
Gates (GEORGE CLOONEY), hears
about the map and finds the three
soldiers. He discovers that it
indicates the location of a
hidden stash of Kuwaiti gold
stolen by the Iraqi army.
They agree to steal the gold back
from Saddam Hussein. First, they
have to divert the attention of
ambitious TV reporter Adriana
Cruz (NORA DUNN) who's been
assigned to follow Gates. They
send her off on a fake story with
Walter (JAMIE KENNEDY). Then they
head off for what they think will
be a quick and easy trip.
They find and load up the gold
bars. But, the Iraqi soldiers
fire gas canisters, causing their
vehicles to crash. Barlow is
captured by the enemy. From that
point on, Gates, Elgin, Vig and
try to retrieve Barlow, get some
civilians to the Iranian border
and keep the stash of gold from
falling into the wrong hands.
In return for their help, the
Americans agree to take the Iraqi
refugees to the border. When they
get to the border, more U.S.
troops arrive and arrest Gates
and his gang. They prevent the
refugees from crossing the
border. Gates decides to give up
the gold if the refugees are
allowed across. They make a deal
and the refugees safely cross.
WHAT EVERYONE WILL BE
The scene where the camera goes
inside a human body to show the
destruction caused by a bullet. RUNNER-UP:
The scene where Gates has to
shove a big needle in Barlow's
chest to re-inflate his lung.