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The Thin Red Line

Returning to the screen after a 20-year absence, writer/director Terence Malick adapts James Jones' semi-autobiographical novel about the pivotal WWII battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. The brutal realities of combat are seen through the eyes of a U.S. army company headed by officers Elias Koteas and Sean Penn. Also in the ensemble cast are Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte and John Travolta.

Year: 1998
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, War and Anti-War Films, Nick's Favourites, Based on..., Best of the 1990s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, John Cusack
Duration: 164 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
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