Ray and I think Manimal stand on a football field, trying to buy hooch from some Iraqi dude, arguing about how the secret to great porn is that you never see the guys' faces, but then what if he's eating her out, then you have to look at his face. Because, I'm not entirely clear on this, but I understand that the face area is an essential part of cunnilingus. Somebody asks what kind of gin it is, just as Nate's walking by: "Kind that doesn't come out when there are officers or senior NCOs present," he gruffs, making Ray laugh. Somebody explains to Q-Tip that they're racking out in Saddam's kid's soccer stadium: "He'd torture them if they'd lose." Dirty allows as how probably this made them good players, and Ray talks about how it's their last night in Baghdad, sipping his gin: "LT's just got to hand in his write-up, so Ferrando can get all the medals and streamers lined up for Battalion. And I heard Eckloff saying that we're moving to a base just south of the city tomorrow." They take that in. I like the guy playing Eckloff but I wish we'd gotten to see more of him being a dick, because not even Eckloff makes Godfather okay.
Dirty Earl does some shitty acting, but can't blame it on the dialogue: "Shit, back home on the news I'll bet you they're talking about what heroes we all are now. Reality is we're the kids other parents told their kids not to hang with in high school." Somebody tells the kung-fuing Rudy to put a shirt on, and Dirty keeps up the horrible line reading, which is so apocalyptically bad that Lilley must tape it: "You know what I'd like to see? A couple of them college kids from an MTV beach party drop into Iraq. They could see what being a hero is really like. The first time they'd see what it was like not to have control over their fucking lives. Second thought, scratch that. Middle-class college kids out here will get us all killed."
Q-Tip is all, "Yo, what I'd like to see? Shit, I've seen 203 rounds go into windows and through a door one time. What I wish I seen? A grenade go up in someone's body and just... Boom. Blow that shit up." It's filmed just as disgusting as it sounds, with his eyes all stupid and hungry and angry and nasty, and Espera being grossed out while Q-Tip licks his lips at the thought. Of seeing a grenade explode a human being's body, from the inside out. Evan talks about this moment -- without naming the Marine in question -- as a kind of sickening moment where everybody was simultaneously appalled at him saying it out loud. Of all the different movies you can be in, that's one you share only with Captain America. Everybody else talks about warrior spirit and killing all the time, getting horny when you're shot at, but this is not the movie they're in.