|Ryan Phillippe||Sgt. Brandon King|
|Channing Tatum||Steve Shriver|
|Joseph Gordon-Levitt||Tommy Burgess|
|Ciarán Hinds||Roy King|
|Timothy Olyphant||Lt. Col. Boot Miller|
|Victor Rasuk||Rico Rodriguez|
|Rob Brown||Isaac ``Eyeball'' Butler|
His tour of duty in Iraq finally over, Staff Sgt. Brandon King returns home to Brazos, Texas, ready to re-enter civilian life. Unexpectedly, the Army invokes a clause in Brandon's military contract, requiring him to return to active duty in Iraq. With the help of close friend Michele, Brandon goes AWOL and struggles to find a way out of the dilemma.