Three kings features the story of three men in the American army and their role in the war against Iraq. The Gulf war is coming to and end in 1991, and these three men are wondering about the ultimate importance of what they've done, considering Saddam Hussein is still in power. Troy Barlow has a new baby at home, Major Archie gates is a decorated Vietnam veteran and Chief Elgin is most likely going to end up back in Detroit. One of them unexpectedly finds a map that seems to lead to Saddam's forces, where he has stashed large amounts of gold, they decide to follow their lead and take some for themselves. The further they go into their journey, the more they discover the consequences of Americas polices in the Middle East. When Gates, Barlow and Elgin become ware of what is actually going on, they are torn between choosing what they want, and helping free the people that they came to liberate.