The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Every man fights his own war.

  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1998-12-23
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 2739 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 51min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Production Country: Japan, United States of America
  • Director: Terrence Malick
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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.

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  • Sean Penn

    as 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
  • Jim Caviezel

    as Pvt. Robert Witt
  • Adrien Brody

    as Cpl. Geoffrey Fife
  • Ben Chaplin

    as Pvt. Jack Bell
  • Elias Koteas

    as Capt. James Staros
  • John Cusack

    as Capt. John Gaff
  • Woody Harrelson

    as Sgt. William Keck
  • Nick Nolte

    as Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
  • John C. Reilly

    as Sgt. Maynard Storm
  • George Clooney

    as Capt. Charles Bosche
  • John Travolta

    as Brig. Gen. David Quintard
  • John Dee Smith

    as Pvt. Train
  • Dash Mihok

    as Pfc. Don Doll
  • Kirk Acevedo

    as Pvt. Alfredo Tella
  • Jared Leto

    as 2nd Lt. William Whyte
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Pvt. Christopher Peale
  • Matt Doran

    as Pvt. Howard Coombs
  • Paul Gleeson

    as 1st Lt. George "Brass" Band
  • Don Harvey

    as Sgt. Paul Becker
  • Arie Verveen

    as Pfc. Charlie Dale
  • Thomas Jane

    as Pvt. Ash
  • Donal Logue

    as Marl (uncredited)
  • John Savage

    as Sgt. Jack McCron
  • Nick Stahl

    as Pfc. Edward Bead
  • Miranda Otto

    as Marty Bell
  • Tim Blake Nelson

    as Pvt. Brian Tills
  • Larry Romano

    as Pvt. Frank Mazzi
  • Penelope Allen

    as Witt's Mother
  • Danny Hoch

    as Pvt. Leonardo Carni
  • Benjamin Green

    as Melanesian Villager
  • Simon Billig

    as Lt. Col. Billig
  • Jarrod Dean

    as Cpl. Thorne
  • Travis Fine

    as Pvt. Weld
  • David Harrod

    as Cpl. Queen
  • Don Harvey

    as Sgt. Becker
  • Michael McGrady

    as Pvt. Floyd
  • Stephen Spacek

    as Cpl. Jenks
  • Steven Vidler

    as 2nd Lt. Gore
  • Will Wallace

    as Pvt. Hoke
  • Todd Wallace

    as Pilot
  • Simon Westaway

    as First Scout
  • Dan Wyllie

    as Medic #1
  • Randall Craig

    as Navy Gunner (uncredited)
  • Kick Gurry

    as (uncredited)
  • Randall Duk Kim

    as Nisei Interpreter (uncredited)
  • Darrin Klimek

    as (uncredited)
  • Dane Moreton

    as Pvt. Alexander (uncredited)
  • Ray Samuelson

    as Navy Soldier (uncredited)
  • Justin Ward

    as Navy Soldier (uncredited)
  • Felix Williamson

    as Private Drake (uncredited)
  • Mickey Rourke

  • Norman Patrick Brown

    as Pvt. Henry
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Editing Billy Weber Editor
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Camera John Toll Director of Photography
Sound Virginia Cook-McGowan Dialogue Editor
Art Jack Fisk Production Design
Production Grant Hill Producer
Crew John Powell Additional Music
Editing Saar Klein Editor
Art Ian Gracie Art Direction
Sound Arvo Pärt Additional Soundtrack
Camera Reuben Aaronson Camera Operator
Production George Stevens Jr. Executive Producer
Writing Terrence Malick Screenplay
Directing Terrence Malick Director
Art Richie Dehne Property Master
Editing Leslie Jones Editor
Writing James Jones Novel
Production Robert Michael Geisler Producer
Production John Roberdeau Producer
Production Sheila Davis Lawrence Producer
Camera Gary Capo Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Richard Hobbs Set Decoration
Art Suza Maybury Set Decoration
Lighting James F. Boyle Gaffer
Sound Mark L. Mangino Sound Effects Editor
Editing Mark Ellis Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Margot Wilson Costume Design
Visual Effects Simon Whiteley Visual Effects Designer
Sound John Roesch Foley
Crew Gary Fry Stunts
Art Jenny O'Connell Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Kerry Thompson Costume Supervisor
Sound Andy Nelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art William A. Petrotta Property Master
Sound Hilda Hodges Foley
Directing Pamela Willis Script Supervisor
Camera Stephen S. Campanelli Camera Operator
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Sound Robert Renga Sound Recordist
Sound J. Paul Huntsman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Patrick J. Foley Dialogue Editor
Sound John F. Reynolds Dialogue Editor
Sound Andrew Somers Sound Effects Editor
Sound Christopher S. Aud Sound Effects Editor
Sound John Voss Bonds Jr. Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jayme S. Parker Sound Effects Editor
Sound Karyn Foster ADR Editor
Visual Effects Fiona Chilton Visual Effects Producer
Sound Hugh Waddell ADR Supervisor
Sound Anna Behlmer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Chris Godfrey Visual Effects Supervisor
Lighting Miles Jones Electrician
Camera Leigh Mackenzie Camera Operator
Camera Mike Thomas Camera Operator
Sound Craig Heath Sound Recordist
Directing Chris O'Connell Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Chiara Tripodi Hairstylist
Crew Mike Smith Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Angela Conte Hairstylist
Sound Lee Lemont ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Vivien Mepham Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Vivien Mepham Makeup Designer
Crew John Bowring Armorer
Crew Peter Cogar Armorer
Lighting Randy Woodside Gaffer
Crew Scott Warwick Armorer
Editing Jenny Hicks Assistant Editor
Camera David Nichols Key Grip
Camera Herb Ault Key Grip
Crew Lance Julian Marine Coordinator
Art Greg Hajdu Construction Manager
Editing Alicia Gleeson Assistant Editor
Camera Toby Copping Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Toni Ffrench Hairstylist
Lighting Mick Morris Gaffer
Crew Amanda Kirby Armorer
Sound David L. Horton Jr. Foley Editor
Camera Michael Vivian Dolly Grip
Editing Laura Behary Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Joan Petch Hairstylist
Visual Effects Ian Brown 3D Animator
Lighting Brett Jarman Gaffer
Camera Paul E. Borchardt Key Grip
Production Barbara Collins Casting Associate
Crew Bruce Simpson Aerial Coordinator
Directing Emily Saunders Script Coordinator
Sound Greg Burgmann Sound Recordist
Crew Francesco Lupica Additional Music
Editing Charles Bunn Assistant Editor
Lighting Paul Cumming Electrician
Lighting Stephen Gray Electrician
Lighting Marcus Watson Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Harold Crawford Costumer
Costume & Make-Up James P. Cullen Costumer