The Thin Red Line (1998)

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

Directing:
  • Terrence Malick
Writing:
  • Terrence Malick
  • James Jones
metacritic icon 8.2/10
themoviedb icon 7.2/10
  • Release Date: 1998-12-25
  • Country: CA, US
  • Runtime: 170 min
  • Budget: $52,000,000
  • Revenue: $98,126,565

Don Harvey

Sgt. Paul Becker

Sean Penn

1st Sgt. Edward Welsh

Adrien Brody

Cpl. Geoffrey Fife

Ben Chaplin

Pvt. Jack Bell

George Clooney

Capt. Charles Bosche

John Cusack

Capt. John Gaff

Woody Harrelson

Sgt. William Keck

Elias Koteas

Capt. James 'Bugger' Staros

Nick Nolte

Lt. Col. Gordon Tall

John C. Reilly

Sgt. Maynard Storm

John Travolta

Brig. Gen. David Quintard

Kirk Acevedo

Pvt. Alfredo Tella

Mark Boone Junior

Pvt. Christopher Peale

Matt Doran

Pvt. Howard Coombs

Paul Gleeson

1st Lt. George "Brass" Band

Arie Verveen

Pfc. Charlie Dale

Jared Leto

2nd Lt. William Whyte

John Savage

Sgt. Jack McCron

Nick Stahl

Pfc. Edward Bead

Miranda Otto

Marty Bell

Tim Blake Nelson

Pvt. Brian Tills

Dash Mihok

Pfc. Don Doll

Larry Romano

Pvt. Frank Mazzi

Penelope Allen

Witt's Mother

Danny Hoch

Pvt. Leonardo Carni

Jim Caviezel

Pvt. Robert Witt
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