Stop-Loss (2008)

Director
Kimberly Peirce

Main cast
Ryan Phillippe; Abbie Cornish; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Channing Tatum; Josef Sommer

Genres
Drama, War

Description
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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