Generation Kill

Generation Kill

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Get ready to see the new face of American war. HBO presents this seven-part miniseries that focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of the elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion. Based on Evan Wright's 2004 non-fiction book, the miniseries follows the First Recon Marine division as they gathered reconnaissance from behind enemy lines and led the attack on Iraq in March of 2003. The result is a vivid account of the soldiers who rode alongside Wright (an embedded journalist working for Rolling Stone magazine) for two months--and of the collective forces that guided these highly trained Marines in an often-improvised initiative aimed at liberating Iraq from the control of Saddam Hussein.
Get ready to see the new face of American war. HBO presents this seven-part miniseries that focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of the elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion. Based on Evan Wright's 2004 non-fiction book, the miniseries follows the First Recon Marine division as they gathered reconnaissance from behind enemy lines and led the attack on Iraq in March of 2003. The result is a vivid account of the soldiers who rode alongside Wright (an embedded journalist working for Rolling Stone magazine) for two months--and of the collective forces that guided these highly trained Marines in an often-improvised initiative aimed at liberating Iraq from the control of Saddam Hussein.

Season 1 (7 episodes)

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  • 1. Part 1: Get Some

    Original air date: 07/13/2008 Runtime: 68:22 min.

    Original air date: 07/13/2008 Runtime: 68:22 min. In the northern desert of Kuwait, First Recon Marines prepare to invade Iraq as the 'tip of the spear' for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 2. Part 2: The Cradle of Civilization

    Original air date: 07/20/2008 Runtime: 67:46 min.

    Original air date: 07/20/2008 Runtime: 67:46 min. Under orders to consider any Iraqi carrying a weapon hostile, Bravo busts north towards Nasiriyah. Chomping at the bit while others are carrying the fight, the platoon finally gets 'lit up' in a violent but successful skirmish in Al Gharraf.

  • 3. Part 3: Screwby

    Original air date: 07/27/2008 Runtime: 63:34 min.

    Original air date: 07/27/2008 Runtime: 63:34 min. Having survived its first trial by fire, Bravo presses forward, awaiting orders for a new recon mission. Scoping out a roadside hamlet, the company watches in horror and disbelief as a regimental combat team arrives with guns firing.

  • 4. Part 4: Combat Jack

    Original air date: 08/03/2008 Runtime: 66:59 min.

    Original air date: 08/03/2008 Runtime: 66:59 min. Having raced to capture the airfield, First Recon is now miles ahead of the rest of the American force and has some time to rest and regroup. The abandoned supply truck has been looted and destroyed and the company is now down to one meal a day.

  • 5. Part 5: A Burning Dog

    Original air date: 08/10/2008 Runtime: 69:27 min.

    Original air date: 08/10/2008 Runtime: 69:27 min. As they scope a tiny hamlet, the men of Bravo are frustrated by the capricious nature of the war, and Colbert struggles to defend the actions of the higher-ups. Meanwhile, First Recon runs into a number of surprises as they try to cross a bridge.

  • 6. Part 6: Stay Frosty

    Original air date: 08/17/2008 Runtime: 66:41 min.

    Original air date: 08/17/2008 Runtime: 66:41 min. Outside of Al Kut, Captain America is over-eager in his attempts to subdue a prisoner, while his men's growing disillusionment with his command is growing more apparent.

  • 7. Part 7: Bomb in the Garden

    Original air date: 08/24/2008 Runtime: 67:57 min.

    Original air date: 08/24/2008 Runtime: 67:57 min. Bravo reaches Baghdad, where the men are shocked by the sheer size and scope of the city. As their time there comes to an end, the Marines take inventory and reflect--even as tensions boil over and disaster strikes.