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jarhead

n. a U.S. Marine. (Attributed to the shape of a cap and to the haircut.) Do you want to spend a few years as a gravel-pounder or a jarhead? You get free clothes with both jobs.
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Jake Gyllenhaal (top and inset) in Jarhead (1 5) and Ryan Reynolds in Just Friends (12A).
Jarhead manages that rare thing of being powerfully dramatic, marvellously mad, energetically fun and movingly subtle all at the same time.
All the jarheads, killing and dying, will always be me," says the Swofford character back home, a ravaged combat veteran who never even fired a single shot in battle, and yet whose hands will never forget the grip of his rifle.
Jarhead, an adaptation of Anthony Swofford's best-selling Desert Storm memoir, is that unusual war film playing in theaters while American soldiers are dying in battle.
The Queen Is Dead: A Story Jarheads, Eggheads, Serial Killers and Bad Sex * Mark Simpson and Steven Zeeland * Arcadia * $14.
es antz ain one more platoon of jarheads before throwing in the towel.
To give some inkling of how theoretically bloodthirsty those all-volunteer Marines were, both the movie and book show the jarheads, on the eve of flying out of their U.
Thus, the neo-hippies cancel out the jarheads, the tennis crowd offsets the gangbangers, and the French tourists .