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Three Kings (1999)
USA / English
"In a war without heroes they are kings "
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
George Clooney Maj. Archie Gates
Mark Wahlberg Sfc. Troy Barlow
Ice Cube SSgt. Chief Elgin
Spike Jonze Pfc. Conrad Vig
Cliff Curtis Amir Abdullah
Nora Dunn Adriana Cruz
Jamie Kennedy PV2 Walter Wogaman
Saïd Taghmaoui Capt. Said
Mykelti Williamson Col. Ron Horn
Holt McCallany Capt. Doug Van Meter
Judy Greer Cathy Daitch
Christopher Lohr Teebaux
Jon Sklaroff Paco
Liz Stauber Debbie Barlow, Troy's Wife
Marsha Horan Amir's Wife
Director: David O. Russell
Producer: Paul Junger Witt,Edward McDonnell,Charles Roven
Writer: John Ridley,David O. Russell
One of the freshest and most subversive Hollywood movies in years! A modern classic.
I spend most of my time bitching at just how mindless and cliched most movies released by Hollywood are, so it's always a pleasant surprise when a 'Pulp Fiction' or a 'Boogie Nights' or an 'American Beauty' gets released and makes me eat my words. 'Three Kings' deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as those very fine movies, but what a left field surprise this one was! As much as I enjoyed David O. Russell's previous movies 'Spanking The Monkey' and 'Flirting With Disaster', I never would have expected him to be capable of making a movie as fresh and original as this! Easily overlooked, it very cleverly manages to work simultaneously as an action/adventure, and a comedy, and a wonderfully subversive lesson in recent political history. Who would have thought? The other surprise is just how fine the motley cast is. TV heart throb Clooney, rappers turned actors Wahlberg and Ice Cube, and video director Jonze. All are much better than anyone would have the right to expect, and are supported by some strong performances from the likes of Cliff Curtis ('Once Were Warriors'), Nora Dunn ('The Last Supper'), Jamie Kennedy ('Scream') and especially Said Taghmaoui ('La Haine'), the latter in a role that should have made him an international star. 'Three Kings' is in my opinion a modern classic and one of the very best movies of the last ten years. I can't recommend this one highly enough!

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
User credit 2:950
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 7.3
Musician: Carter Burwell
Running time: 114 min
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