‘Gunner Palace’ coming to cable

Discovery’s Military Channel sibling has bought the cable TV rights to “Gunner Palace,” the theatrical documentary focusing on an Army field-artillery unit during the Iraq war. Filmmaker Michael Tucker spent two months with complete access to members of the unit, who set up their barracks in the bombed-out Baghdad palace of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday. Released to theaters in March, “Gunner Palace” drew a domestic gross of $608,000. Distributor Palm Pictures has qualified the movie for Academy Awards consideration.

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