The Thin Red Line

Movies, Drama

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In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday December 25 1998
Duration: 170 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terrence Malick
Screenwriter: Terrence Malick
Cast: Elias Koteas
Woody Harrelson
George Clooney
Ben Chaplin
John Cusack
Sean Penn
Nick Nolte
John Travolta
John Savage
James Caviezel
Adrien Brody
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