Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
1989. The Berlin Wall is about to fall, and the world is about to be made safe for the new world order. But outside of Stuttgart, West Germany, at Theodore Roosevelt Army Base, Specialist Ray Elwood of the 317th Supply Battalion is about to find his own cold war turn white hot. Elwood's a lovable rogue, a conscript who's managed to turn his military servitude into a blossoming network of black market deals, more out of boredom than ambition. Officially, there's his day job as battalion secretary to the inept but caring Commander Wallace Berman. On the side, there's everything from selling the locals stolen Mop'N'Glo to cooking heroin for the base's ruthless head of Military Police, Sgt. Saad. When a new top sergeant arrives, with the avowed intention of cleaning the base up, Elwood thinks the new blood is nothing he can't handle, especially after he lays eyes on the top's daughter, rebellious Robyn. But that was before he figured in the $5 million in stolen arms that just landed on his lap, Berman's jealous wife, an insane Turkish drug dealer, and, of course, the resulting lust, betrayal, and murder.
Cast and Crew:
Robert O'Connor (book); Gregor Jordan, Eric Weiss, Nora Maccoby
Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Peña, Leon, Gabriel Mann, Dean Stockwell, Brian Delate, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Amani Gethers, Noah Lee Margetts, Tom Ellis, Kick Gurry, Haluk Bilginer, Idris Elba, Glenn Fitzgerald, James 'Kimo' Wills, Enoch Frost, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Roger Griffiths, Alexis Rodney, Josef Ostendorf, Tom George, Lars Rudolph, Paul Conway, Martin Cole, Ilhani Terzi, Alexander Theodossiadis, Derek Lea, Mark Anthony Newman, David Crow, Jason Rayford, Gary Washington, James Battles, Leon Deavers, Gerald Jacy, Michael Johnson, John Lovett, Antonio Ruffin, Glenn Stephens, Terrence Packer, Colin Lainchbury-Brown, Lawrence Dean, Robert Hatch, Nik Meinzer, Shawn C Smith
Bobby Allen, Chris Chrisafis, Rainer Grupe, Oliver Huzly, Amy Kaufman, Reinhard Klooss, Kai May, Ariane Moody, James Schamus, Douglas R. Stone, Chris Thompson, Paul Webster, James Wilson
Release Date: July 25, 2003 (USA) | Length: 98 min | Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, drug content, strong language and some sexuality. | Note(s): Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2001. Above is the US theatrical release date.