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The Thin Red Line
Director: Terrence Malick (Dir)
Release Date:   1998
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 23 Dec 1998; New York opening: week of 23 Dec 1998
Duration (in mins):   165
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Cast:   Sean Penn (1st Sgt. Welsh)  
    Adrien Brody (Pvt. Fife)  
    Jim Caviezel (Pvt. Witt)  
    Ben Chaplin (Pvt. Bell)  
    George Clooney (Capt. Bosche)  


Production Company: Phoenix Pictures  
Distribution Company: Twentieth Century Fox  
Director: Terrence Malick (Dir)
Producer: Robert Michael Geisler (Prod)
  John Roberdeau (Prod)
  Grant Hill (Prod)
Writer: Terrence Malick (Scr)
Photography: John Toll (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Jack Fisk (Prod des)
Film Editor: Billy Weber (Film ed)
  Leslie Jones (Film ed)
  Saar Klein (Film ed)
Music: Hans Zimmer (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Thin Red Line by James Jones (New York, 1962).
Authors: James Jones

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 22/12/1998 dd/mm/yyyy PA875328

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: World War II


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   23 Dec 1998   p. 1.
New York Times   23 Dec 1998   p. 1.
Variety   21 Dec 1998   p. 73, 80.

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