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The Ground Truth (2006)

The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends (original title)
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The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Robert Acosta Robert Acosta ... Himself
Kelly Dougherty Kelly Dougherty ... Herself
Patricia Foulkrod Patricia Foulkrod ... Host / Interviewer
Nicole Huze Nicole Huze ... Herself (as Nickie Huze)
Sean Huze ... Himself
Denver Jones Denver Jones ... Himself
Joyce Lucey Joyce Lucey ... Herself
Kevin Lucey Kevin Lucey ... Himself
Jackie Massey Jackie Massey ... Herself
Jimmy Massey Jimmy Massey ... Himself
Demond Mullins Demond Mullins ... Himself
Herold Noel Jr. Herold Noel Jr. ... Himself (as Herold Noel)
Chad Reiber Chad Reiber ... Himself
Paul Rieckhoff ... Himself
Steve Robinson Steve Robinson ... Himself


The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home - with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth. Written by Focus Features

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

19 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,207, 17 September 2006

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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War is never over until the last person who can remember it is gone.
27 October 2006 | by mmckelleySee all my reviews

This film illustrates the worst part of surviving war, the memories. For many soldiers, men and women alike, returning home can be the beginning of real problems. I am reminded of my father and his brothers returning from WWII. For one of my uncles the war was never over. He survived the D-Day invasion, something akin to the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan. For him the memories not only lingered but tortured him. He became an alcoholic as did several of my cousins, his sons. Jump ahead 60 years and place the soldiers in a different war, in a different country, the result is the same. When I saw this at the KC FilmFest, I was reminded that there are somethings about war that never change. The idealistic young men and women are not spared the emotional torment of what happened in Iraq, and especially if you are against the war you will come away with more compassion for the soldiers there trying to do what they believe or have been told is right.

The tag line from the Vietnam war film Platoon says it all. "The First Casualty of War is Innocence."

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