Three Kings

TitleThree Kings
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsRussell, David O.
Running Time114 min
Date Released10/1999
DistributorWarner Bros. Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

This acclaimed black comedy-heist film highlights the greed and incompetence of American foreign policy during the Persian Gulf War. After the short war's end, four soldiers venture off base to steal Kuwaiti gold bullion. They encounter Iraqi dissidents, who the United States had encouraged but failed to support. The soldiers decide to help the group of Iraqis reach the Iranian border, an act that defies U.S. policy and results in their court martial. 


George Clooney

Mark Wahlberg

Ice Cube

Spike Jonze

Nora Dunn

Jamie Kennedy

Mykelti Williamson

Cliff Curtis

Said Taghmaoui

Judy Greer

Liz Stauber

Holt McCallany


Produced by Charles Roven, Paul Junger Witt, and Edward L. McDonnell

Directed and Written by David O. Russell

Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel

Edited by Robert K. Lambert

Music by Carter Burwell


War, Comedy, Drama

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