Movie Monday: Jarhead
A biographical film based on a real memoir penned by U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford, this 2005 war drama centers in on the chaos and madness experienced by a young Marine. Entitled Jarhead after the novel of the same name and taken from the slang term used to reference U.S. Marines, this movie boasts a whole host of Hollywood names including Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Cooper. Set during the Gulf War in 1991, the action follows Anthony "Swoff" Swofford as he signs on, endures the rigors of training as a sniper at boot camp then lands in the middle of a desert, encountering an unseen enemy and a completely . Not for the faint hearted, Jarhead is a hard hitting and true to life movie which struck a cord with Cockpit USA making it the Movie Monday pick for this week!