Overview

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.

  1. Terrence Malick

    Director, Screenplay

  2. James Jones

    Novel

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Status Released

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  • December 25, 1998
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 50m

Budget $52,000,000.00

Revenue $98,126,565.00

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