A small band of American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War who seek adventure and fortune in attempting to steal a huge cache of gold hidden somewhere in the desert. Along the way, they are confronted by heroic challenges and newfound discoveries that take them to places they could never have imagined.
Director David O. Russell's arresting opening sequence, followed by fuller introduction of reporter Adriana (Nora Dunn), Troy (Mark Wahlberg) and sidekick Vig (Spike Jonze), in the Gulf War comic-drama Three Kings, 1999.
Taking shelter with Iraqi refugees who helped them escape with stolen gold bullion, Vig (Spike Jonze), Elgin (Ice Cube) and Gates (George Clooney) get into a dispute with Amir (Cliff Curtis), whose wife was executed, in director David O. Russell's Three Kings, 1999.
Major Gates (George Clooney) finds Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), Elgin (Ice Cube) and Vig (Spike Jonze) examining the map pulled from an orifice of an Iraqi prisoner, in director David O. Russell's Three Kings, 1999.
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Greed. Compassion. Heroism. These three seemingly disparate human traits collide explosively in this unconventional, ironic, action-packed adventure. At the end of the Gulf War, a small group of American soldiers plots to steal a huge cache of gold reputedly hidden somewhere near their Iraqi desert base. After finding a map that they believe will lead them to the treasure, the men embark on a treacherous journey filled with unexpected events--a trip that dramatically forces them to confront their fears and flaws, while drastically altering their lives forever.
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube conspire to steal a huge cache of gold hidden near their desert base.
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