- Release Date: December 23, 1998
- Run Time: 3 hr 0 min
- Rating: R - Graphic Violence, Profanity
- Cast: Senn Penn, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel
- Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Unlike most war pictures, The Thin Red Line isn't so much about a conflict between the United States and another country as it is a portrait of Man's general contempt for nature itself. Set during World War II, the story follows a number of American soldiers as they come to terms with the reality and magnitude of the damage so mindlessly inflicted on each other and themselves. Director Terrence Malick crafted this film with an astounding juxtapositon of the brutality of battle and a gorgeous attention to detail. Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John Travolta and George Clooney head the A-List cast of actors delivering amazing performances. Clearly one of the most important films ever made.