Battle For Haditha
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November 19th 2005, Haditha, Iraq
Iraqi insurgents bomb a convoy of US Marines, resulting in the death of their
most popular officer. Enraged by this loss, his young Marine buddies carry out a
brutal retaliation. Their violent house-searches lead to the massacre of 24
people, many of whom are women and children - tragic casualties of a war they
The Marines too are victims, attacked, wounded, and forced to respond in the
way they have been trained. But when events occur at great speed and under
extreme stress, can Marines in the line of fire is accused of murder?
Directed, produced, and written by
Nick Broomfield (Ghosts, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer). The film stars
ex-marines Elliot Ruiz, Andrew McLaren, and Eric Mehalacopoulos, and was
filmed entirely on location in Jerash, Jordan.
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- Audio commentary with director Nick Broomfield and actor Elliot Ruiz
- The making of Battle for Haditha
- A soldiers story: In conversation with Eric Mehalacopoulos
- In the Line of Duty: An interview with Elliot Ruiz
- Casting tapes: Andrew McClaren, Elliot Ruiz
Top Customer Reviews
So I was really excited when I read that "The Battle of Haditha" was shot in Jordan, which is about as close to Anbar as you can get without crossing the border, and used real Iraqis and former-US military personnel. I also liked that Broomfield let them ad-lib most of their lines, giving them a feel of authenticity that no scriptwriter ever can. Broomfield definitely sets standards that every subsequent Iraq film is going to have to live up to. I also liked the controversial topic - there's a reason counterinsurgencies are called "dirty wars" and the Iraqis definitely do a great job portraying the mixed loyalties and emotions of many Iraqis as they seek to make some sense out of what was - for many Sunnis - an occupation.Read more ›
If you are an Anti-American, Anti-Military, propagandist than this movie is for you. It is obvious that this piece of dirt was made by that kind of person.
*******THIS IS A FICTIONAL MOVIE THAT IS WAY OVER DRAMATIZING AN UNFORTUNATE EVENT******* do not for a single second think that the FINEST men and women of these United States conduct them selves this way.
This film only tells part of the story. It appears sympathetic to the terrorists and portrays the Marines as immature and undisciplined. I was in the Marine Corps and experienced a tour in Vietnam. I can assure you that while some enlisted personnel are immature, discipline was the order of the day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty intense. Based on true events. Sad. War can be emotions running rampant.Published 18 hours ago by Classicrocker
Horrible movie, it is a disgrace to all the people who have served.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Never been to this place, or fought in war, but it pressure both sides are under.Published 13 days ago by tom valois
Standard Leftist propaganda movie. What a waste of time and bandwidth.Published 18 days ago by Thomas Herring
This film is garbage. Don't waste your time watching it. It's more fiction than fact, and completely skewed to a single view point.Published 22 days ago by Mr. Brooks