The Thin Red Line

Every man fights his own war.

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.

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick

Release Date: 1998-12-25
Status: Released
Run time: 170 min / 2:50
Budget: $52,000,000
Revenue: $98,126,565
Production Companies : Fox 2000 Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau
Production Countries: Canada, United States of America



Sean Penn
1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
Adrien Brody
Cpl. Geoffrey Fife
Jim Caviezel
Pvt. Robert Witt
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
Don Harvey
Sgt. Paul Becker
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


Directing Terrence Malick Director
Writing Terrence Malick Screenplay
Writing James Jones Novel
Production George Stevens Jr. Executive Producer
Production Robert Michael Geisler Producer
Production Grant Hill Producer
Production John Roberdeau Producer
Production Sheila Davis Lawrence Producer
Camera John Toll Director of Photography
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Art Jack Fisk Production Design
Art Ian Gracie Art Direction
Art Richard Hobbs Set Decoration
Art Suza Maybury Set Decoration
Editing Leslie Jones Editor
Editing Saar Klein Editor
Editing Billy Weber Editor
Costume & Make-Up Margot Wilson Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Kerry Thompson Costume Supervisor

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