A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

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  1. Kimberly Peirce

    Director, Writer

  2. Mark Richard


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ryan Phillippe

    Ryan Phillippe

    Brandon King

  2. Abbie Cornish

    Abbie Cornish


  3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Tommy Burgess

  4. Channing Tatum

    Channing Tatum

    Steve Shriver

  5. Josef Sommer

    Josef Sommer

    Senator Orton Worrell

  6. Timothy Olyphant

    Timothy Olyphant

    Lieutenant Colonel Boot Miller

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $11,207,130.00


Release Information

  • March 28, 2008
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Extended Enlistment.

Kimberley Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) movie proved to be controversial in military circles. The story is about the stop-loss procedure used by the American military, a kind of small print tactic that can extend a soldiers service should their country deem it so. Sergeant Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home from the Gulf Wars with his mentally scarred pals fully expecting to get back to a domestic life without blood and brains dominating his personal landscape. Yet he is called back in for another tour of Iraq under the stop-loss procedure, something he rebels agains... read the rest.

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