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The Thin Red Line -- Director Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

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Writers (WGA):
James Jones (novel)
Terrence Malick (screenplay)
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15 January 1999 (USA) See more »
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Every man fights his own war.
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 31 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Nick Nolte ... Lt. Col. Gordon Tall

Jim Caviezel ... Pvt. Witt

Sean Penn ... 1st Sgt. Edward Welsh

Elias Koteas ... Capt. James 'Bugger' Staros

Ben Chaplin ... Pvt. Bell

Dash Mihok ... Pfc. Doll

John Cusack ... Capt. John Gaff

Adrien Brody ... Cpl. Fife

John C. Reilly ... Sgt. Storm

Woody Harrelson ... Sgt. Keck

Miranda Otto ... Marty Bell

Jared Leto ... 2nd Lt. Whyte

John Travolta ... Brig. Gen. Quintard

George Clooney ... Capt. Charles Bosche

Nick Stahl ... Pfc - Beade

Thomas Jane ... Pvt. Ash (as Tom Jane)

John Savage ... Sgt. McCron

Will Wallace ... Pvt. Hoke

John Dee Smith ... Pvt. Train

Kirk Acevedo ... Pvt. Tella

Penelope Allen ... Witt's Mother (as Penny Allen)

Simon Billig ... Lt. Col. Billig

Mark Boone Junior ... Pvt. Peale
Norman Patrick Brown ... Pvt. Henry

Arie Verveen ... Pvt. Charlie Dale
Jarrod Dean ... Cpl. Thorne

Matt Doran ... Pvt. Coombs

Travis Fine ... Pvt. Weld

Paul Gleeson ... 1st Lt. Band
Benjamin Green ... Melanesian Villager (as Benjamin)
David Harrod ... Cpl. Queen

Don Harvey ... Sgt. Becker
Kengo Hasuo ... Japanese Prisoner
Ben Hines ... Assistant Pilot

Danny Hoch ... Pvt. Carni
Robert Roy Hofmo ... Pvt. Sico
Jack ... Melanesian Man Walking
Polyn Leona ... Melanesian Woman with Child
Simon Lyndon ... Medic #2
Gordon MacDonald ... Pfc. Earl
Kazuki Maehara ... Japanese Pvt. #1
Marina Malota ... Marina

Michael McGrady ... Pvt. Floyd
Ken Mitsuishi ... Japanese Officer #1
Ryûshi Mizukami ... Japanese Pvt. #4

Tim Blake Nelson ... Pvt. Tills
Larry Neuhaus ... Crewman
Taiju Okayasu ... Japanese Pvt. #6
Takamitsu Ôkubo ... Japanese Soldier

Larry Romano ... Pvt. Mazzi
Kazuyoshi Sakai ... Japanese Prisoner #2
Masayuki Shida ... Japanese Officer #2
Stephen Spacek ... Cpl. Jenks
Hiroya Sugisaki ... Japanese Pvt. #7
Kouji Suzuki ... Japanese Pvt. #3
Tomohiro Tanji ... Japanese Pvt. #2
Minoru Toyoshima ... Japanese Sgt.
Terutake Tsuji ... Japanese Pvt. #5

Steven Vidler ... 2nd Lt. Gore
Vincent Wild ... Melanesian Guide (as Vincent)
Todd Wallace ... Pilot
Joe Watanabe ... Japanese Officer #3
Simon Westaway ... First Scout

Dan Wyllie ... Medic #1
Jimmy Xihite ... Melanesian Villager (as Jimmy)
Yasuomi Yoshino ... Young Japanese
John Augwata ... Melanesian Extra
Joshua Augwata ... Melanesian Extra
John Bakotee ... Melanesian Extra
Immanuel Dato ... Melanesian Extra
Michael Iha ... Melanesian Extra
Emmunual Konai ... Melanesian Extra
Stephen Konai ... Melanesian Extra
Peter Morosiro ... Melanesian Extra
Amos Niuga ... Melanesian Extra
Jennifer Siugali ... Melanesian Extra
Carlos Tome ... Melanesian Extra
Selina Tome ... Melanesian Extra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kick Gurry ... (uncredited)

Randall Duk Kim ... Nisei Interpreter (uncredited)
Darrin Klimek ... (uncredited)

Donal Logue ... Marl (uncredited)
Clark McCutchen ... Soldier (uncredited)

Dane Moreton ... Pvt. Alexander (uncredited)
David Paschall ... General (uncredited)
Jace Phillips ... S-1 (uncredited)

Roy Samuelson ... Navy Soldier (uncredited)

Justin Ward ... Navy Soldier (uncredited)

Felix Williamson ... Private Drake (uncredited)

Directed by
Terrence Malick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Jones (novel)

Terrence Malick (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Michael Geisler .... producer
Grant Hill .... producer
Sheila Davis Lawrence .... associate producer
John Roberdeau .... producer
George Stevens Jr. .... executive producer
Michael Stevens .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
John Toll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Leslie Jones 
Saar Klein 
Billy Weber 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Jack Fisk 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Gracie 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Hobbs 
Suza Maybury 
 
Costume Design by
Margot Wilson 
 
Makeup Department
John Bird .... hair assistant: Los Angeles post production unit
John Bird .... makeup assistant: Los Angeles post production unit
Michèle Burke .... additional hair stylist: Los Angeles post production unit (as Michelle Burke-Winter)
Michèle Burke .... additional makeup artist: Los Angeles post production unit (as Michelle Burke-Winter)
Angela Conte .... hair stylist
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Toni French .... hair stylist
Toni French .... makeup artist
Tracey Garner .... additional hair stylist
Tracey Garner .... additional makeup artist
Susan V. Kalinowski .... additional hair stylist: Los Angeles post production unit (as Sue Kalinowski)
Susan V. Kalinowski .... additional makeup artist: Los Angeles post production unit (as Sue Kalinowski)
Deborah Lester .... stand-by hair stylist: second unit (as Deb Lester)
Deborah Lester .... stand-by makeup artist: second unit (as Deb Lester)
Vivien Mepham .... hair designer (as Viv Mepham)
Vivien Mepham .... makeup designer (as Viv Mepham)
Joan Petch .... hair stylist
Joan Petch .... makeup artist
Rebecca Smith .... additional hair stylist
Rebecca Smith .... additional makeup artist
Chiara Tripodi .... hair stylist
Chiara Tripodi .... makeup artist
Sarah Urquhart .... additional hair stylist
Sarah Urquhart .... additional makeup artist
Erica Wells .... assistant hair stylist
Erica Wells .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jessica Alan .... post-production supervisor
Dick Beckett .... unit manager
Amanda Crittenden .... production manager: Solomon islands/Guadalcanal unit
Grant Hill .... unit production manager
Simon Lucas .... unit manager: Solomon islands/Guadalcanal unit
Paul Messer .... unit manager: second unit
Vicki Popplewell .... production manager
Rosanna Sun .... production supervisor: USA
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Brookes .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles post production unit
Keri Bruno .... second assistant director: second unit
Gary Capo .... second unit director
Karen Estelle Collins .... second assistant director
Skip Cosper .... first assistant director
Sean Hobin .... first assistant director: Los Angeles post production unit
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... first assistant director: Los Angeles post production unit (as L. Dean Jones)
Jennifer Leacey .... second second assistant director
Toby Pease .... first assistant director: second unit
Andrew Power .... third assistant director
Tom Read .... third assistant director: second unit
Simon Warnock .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sean Ahern .... carpenter
Shane Bennett .... stand-by greens
Peter Besi .... art department assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Rosemary Brandenburg .... set decorator: Los Angeles post production unit
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist
Alan Brown .... set finisher
Nicholas Brunner .... assistant art director: Solomon Islands
Peter Collias .... scenic artist
James Cox .... stand-by property master: second unit
Steve Davey .... art department assistant
Ron Dean .... construction assistant
Kelly Deco .... painter: Los Angeles post production unit
Richie Dehne .... property master
Scott Dietz .... painter: Los Angeles post production unit (as Scott B. Dietz)
Beverley Dunn .... set dresser (as Bev Dunn)
Peter Exton .... steelworker
Ben Foley .... trade assistant
Michael R. Gannon .... assistant property master: Los Angeles post production unit
Jay Gibson .... storyboard artist: Los Angeles post production unit
Tony Giltrap .... carpenter (as Anthony Giltrap)
Bill Goodes .... construction runner
Gary Grimes .... set finisher
Greg Hajdu .... construction manager
Guido Helmstetter .... sculptor (as Guideo Helmstetter)
Michael Hunt .... art department runner
Peter Johnston .... greensman
Mark Jones .... construction foreman
Matt Jordin .... greensman
Christopher Kennedy .... swing gang: Los Angeles post production unit (as Chris Kennedy)
Christian Klump .... painter: Los Angeles post production unit
Peter Kobicek .... assistant stand-by props (as Peter Kodicek)
Mark Laity .... carpenter
Eugene Land .... leading hand
Steve Leslie .... carpenter
Stewart Lewis .... steel worker
Ron Martin .... carpenter
Robert Moxham .... stand-by props
Patrick Moyles .... art department assistant
Rodney Nash .... steel worker (as Rod Nash)
Glenn 'Buddy' Neal .... brush hand (as Glenn Neal)
Jenny O'Connell .... art department coordinator
Flemming Olsson .... construction assistant
Mick Owen .... trade assistant
Gregg Pallini .... storyboard artist: Los Angeles post production unit
Michael Parent .... paint foreman: Los Angeles post production unit
Tony Peters .... carpenter
Victor Petrotta III .... assistant property master: Los Angeles post production unit
Vic Petrotta Jr. .... property master: Los Angeles post production unit (as Victor Petrotta Jr.)
William A. Petrotta .... property master: Los Angeles post production unit (as Bill Petrotta)
Rolland Pike .... set dresser
Michael Plummer .... assistant to art department coordinator (as Mick Plummer)
Daryl Porter .... set dresser
Wayne Porter .... leading hand
Mark Powell .... model maker
Andrew Robillard .... art department runner: Sydney (as Andy Robillard)
Andy Robinson .... set painter
Joanna Robinson .... art department runner
Dave Rogers .... carpenter
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Kevin Ryan .... trade assistant
Michael Selea .... art department assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Katie Sharrock .... assistant stand-by props
Gary Sherline .... model maker
Trevor Smith .... model maker
Brock Sykes .... set dresser
Sophie Tarney .... set dresser
Gregg Thomas .... greens supervisor
Barry Thompson .... art department assistant
Jeffrey Thorp .... assistant art director (as Jeff Thorp)
Thomas Traugott .... swing gang: Los Angeles post production unit (as Tom Traugott)
Beato Varahana .... art department assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Nicholas Walker .... set painter
Ron Wallekers .... greensman
Samantha Ward .... art department assistant
Dick Weight .... lead propmaker
Mandy Willaton .... graphic artist
Matthew Willaton .... assistant graphic artist
Trent Williamson .... greensman
Dallas Wilson .... model maker
Nikki DiFalco .... model maker (uncredited)
Marta McElroy .... buyer (uncredited)
Peter 'Babylon' Owens .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Slamm Andrews .... sound engineer: Media Ventures
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
François Blaignan .... assistant sound designer
James Bolt .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds)
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... sound mixer
Greg Burgmann .... sound recordist: second unit
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Rod Conder .... boom operator
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... dialogue editor (as Virginia Cook McGowan)
Jeffrey Cranford .... assistant sound editor (as Jeff Cranford)
Gary Dixon .... second boom operator
Murat Elgün .... adr recordist: alien languages for dvd
John P. Fasal .... sound designer (as John Fasal)
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor
Karyn Foster .... adr editor
Anthony Franco .... production manager
Kevin Globerman .... sound engineer: Media Ventures
Todd Harris .... assistant sound editor
Craig Heath .... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as David Horton Jr.)
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Steven King .... additional boom
Steven King .... cable person
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Lee Lemont .... adr editor (as Lee Lamont)
Claude Letessier .... sound designer
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangino)
Roy McGuffie .... assistant sound engineer
Susan Moore-Chong .... additional sound mixer: Los Angeles post-production unit
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Jayme S. Parker .... sound effects editor
Charles S. Payne .... boom operator: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Charles Payne)
Robert Renga .... sound recordist
John F. Reynolds .... dialogue editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (as John B. Roesch)
Jeff Rosen .... foley supervisor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Bruno Roussel .... sound engineer: Media Ventures
Gregg Silk .... sound engineer: Media Ventures
James Simcik .... voiceover supervisor
Andrew Somers .... sound effects editor (as Andrew M. Sommers)
Denis St. Amand .... sound re-recording engineer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Hugo Weng .... sound conforming editor
David Werntz .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Jeffrey Williams)
Robb Wilson .... co-sound supervisor
Ed Callahan .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Patrick Carmiggelt .... special effects technician
Brian Cox .... special effects coordinator
Katherine Gamble .... special effects assistant
Paul Gorrie .... special effects technician
Pauline Grebert .... special effects technician
David Hardie .... senior special effects technician
John Neal .... special effects technician
Peter Parry .... special effects technician
Albert Payne .... special effects technician
Pieter Ploody .... special effects technician (as Pieter Plooy)
Walter Van Veenendaal .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Breslin .... senior digital compositor
Justin Bromley .... senior digital compositor
Ian Brown .... 3D animator
Robin Cave .... digital compositor
Fiona Chilton .... visual effects producer
Pat Doyle .... opticals: Pacific Title/Mirage
Grant Everett .... pre-visualization compositor
Chris Godfrey .... visual effects supervisor
Kirsty Millar .... senior digital compositor
Glen Sharah .... systems administrator
Simon Whiteley .... visual effects designer
Robert Yamamoto .... consultant: titles and opticals (as Rob Yamamoto)
Carole Cowley .... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Erin M. Cullen .... roto artist (uncredited)
Charles Darby .... visual effects designer (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Karen Klein .... rotoscope supervisor (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... technical assistant supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Janet Quen .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Tristan Tom .... technical support: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shea Adams .... stunt performer
Bob Arnold .... additional stunts
Dean Bennett .... stunt performer
Scott Blackwood .... additional stunts
Glenn Boswell .... stunt coordinator
Richard Boué .... stunt performer (as Richard Boue)
Bob Bowles .... stunt performer
Joey Box .... additional stunts
Chris Branham .... additional stunts
Zelie Bullen .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Zelie Thompson)
Mick Corrigan .... stunt double
Mick Corrigan .... stunt performer
Mitch Deans .... stunt performer
Leon Delaney .... additional stunts
Paul Doyle .... stunt performer
Mark Eady .... stunt performer
Nash Edgerton .... stunt performer
Dennis Fitzgerald .... additional stunts
Sebastian Foxx .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... additional stunts
Gary Guercio .... additional stunts
Johnny Hallyday .... stunt performer
Nigel Harbach .... stunt performer
Steve Harman .... stunt performer
Toby Holguin .... additional stunts
Lou Horvath .... stunt performer
Jesse V. Johnson .... additional stunts (as Jessie Johnson)
Johnny Martin .... additional stunts
Phil Meacham .... stunt performer
Chris Mitchell .... stunt performer
Darren Andrew Mitchell .... stunt performer (as Darren Mitchell)
Brian Joseph Moore .... additional stunts
Jim Morse .... additional stunts (as James Paul Morse)
Scott O'Donnell .... stunt performer
Vladimir Orlov .... additional stunts
Michael Owen .... additional stunts (as Mike Owen)
Jim Palmer .... additional stunts
Brett Praed .... stunt performer
Mark Riccardi .... additional stunts
Greg Robinson .... stunt performer
Felipe Savahge .... additional stunts
Mike Smith .... additional stunts
Gregg Smrz .... additional stunts
Brit Sooby .... stunt assistant
Mark Stefanich .... additional stunts
Glenn Suter .... stunt performer
Darko Tuscan .... stunt performer (as Darko Tuskan)
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt performer
Raliegh Wilson .... stunt coordinator
David E. Woodley .... stunt performer (as David Woodley)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reuben Aaronson .... camera operator: second unit, Solomon Islands
Sal Alvarez .... loader: Los Angeles post-production unit
Dustin Ault .... best boy grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Herb Ault .... key grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Eugene Bertschneider .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Simon Boag .... grip assistant
Mal Booth .... grip assistant
Paul E. Borchardt .... key grip: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Paul Borchardt)
James F. Boyle .... gaffer: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Jim Boyle)
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Steve Campanelli)
Dugal Campbell .... clapper loader
Dugal Campbell .... second assistant camera
Gary Capo .... second unit director of photography
Kyle Carden .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Rich Confalone .... camera assistant: second unit, Solomon Islands (as Richard Confalone)
David Connell .... grip assistant
Matthew Copping .... grip: second unit (as Matt Copping)
Toby Copping .... key grip: second unit
Doug Cowden .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Paul Cumming .... electrician
Jerry Deats .... best boy grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Jorge Escanuela .... grip
Rachel Fairfax .... clapper loader
Rachel Fairfax .... second assistant camera
Megan Forste .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit
Michael Gough .... crane technician: akela crane
Stephen Gray .... electrician
Mauricio Gutierrez .... camera assistant: second unit, Solomon Islands
Adam Hammond .... focus puller: second unit
Dave Hansen .... grip: second unit
Chris Healy .... video split operator: second unit
Gary Hill .... best boy electric
Mark Holtermann .... video split operator
Frank Hruby .... first assistant camera
Frank Hruby .... focus puller
Brett Jarman .... gaffer: second unit
Miles Jones .... electrician
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera
Darrin Keough .... focus puller
Leigh Mackenzie .... camera operator: second unit
Michi Marosszeky .... clapper loader
Michi Marosszeky .... second assistant camera
Brett Matthews .... first assistant camera
Brett Matthews .... focus puller
Mick Morris .... gaffer
David Morrison .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Chris Napolitano .... best boy electric: Los Angeles post-production unit
David Nichols .... key grip
Ron Nichols .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Don Padilla .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit
Mark Pickens .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Darrin C. Porter .... best boy electric: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Darrin Porter)
Harold Rabuse .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Larry J. Richardson .... electric: Los Angeles post-production unit
Chad Rivetti .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit
Walter Royle .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Marc David Schultz .... electric: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Marc Schultz)
Brad Shield .... Steadicam operator
Brad Shield .... camera operator
Sean Smith .... electric: Los Angeles post-production unit
Dan Speiser .... grip: Los Angeles post-production unit
Mike Thomas .... camera operator: Los Angeles post-production unit
Greg Tidman .... grip
Chris Toll .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit
Matt Toll .... clapper loader: second unit
Matt Toll .... second assistant camera: second unit
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Patty Van Over)
Michael Vivian .... dolly grip: a camera (as Mick Vivian)
Aron Walker .... grip: second unit (as Aaron Walker)
Jack Wareham .... focus puller: second unit (as John Wareham)
Marcus Watson .... electrician: second unit
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer (as Merie Wallace)
Robert White .... electric: Los Angeles post-production unit
Mark Willard .... crane technician: akela crane
Louise Williams .... clapper loader
Louise Williams .... second assistant camera
Jerry Woodside .... electric: Los Angeles post-production unit
Randy Woodside .... gaffer: Los Angeles post-production unit
Drew Waters .... video split operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... regional casting agent
Barbara Collins .... casting associate
Judith Cruden .... extras casting agent: Australia
Jo Doster .... regional casting agent
Louise Mitchell .... extras casting: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Barnett .... props costumer
Julie Barton .... key stand-by costumer
Nanrose Buchman .... costumer liaison: Los Angeles
Clare Budd .... costume assistant: military webbing
Jeff Buhler .... costume assistant: Los Angeles post-production (as Jeffrey Buhler)
David Cartmill .... costume assistant: military webbing
Sandi Cichello .... costumer construction
Lisa Collins .... costume assistant
Chantal Cordy .... props costumer (as Chantelle Cordey)
Harold Crawford .... costumer: Los Angeles post-production unit
James P. Cullen .... costumer: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Jimmy Cullen)
Mary Lou Da Roza .... stand-by costumer: second unit (as Mary-Lou Da Roza)
Michael Davies .... stand-by costumer
Kate Green .... stand-by costumer
Talia Jones .... costume assistant: Los Angeles post-production
Matthew Kinman .... stand-by costumer: military webbing
Mitch Morris .... costume assistant: military webbing
Peter O'Halloran .... stand-by costumer
Wongwatawat 'Goy' Siriporn .... costume assistant (as Goy Siriporn Wongwatawat)
Kerry Thompson .... costume supervisor
Cheryl Tootell .... costume assistant
Angi Velickovic .... stand-by costumer: military webbing
Tarni Wilkie-Smith .... costume assistant (as Tarnie Wilkie Smith)
Sally Wilson .... costume assistant: military webbing
 
Editorial Department
Laura Behary .... assistant editor
Charles Bunn .... assistant editor
Mark Ellis .... assistant editor
Tim Floreen .... post-production assistant
Alicia Gleeson .... assistant editor
Jenny Hicks .... assistant editor
Derek McCants .... assistant editor: avid
David Orr .... color timer
Nick Phillips .... head technician: Libra, Los Angeles post-production unit
Clarinda Wong .... film editor
Hunter Shepherd .... additional post-production assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Weigold .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Klaus Badelt .... additional music arranger
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba
David Low .... music contractor
Francesco Lupica .... composer: additional music (as Francisco Lupica)
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator
Moanike'ala Nakamoto .... composer wrangler
John Powell .... composer: additional music
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator: Air-Edel
Scott Rouse .... assistant music editor
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Lee Scott .... music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Tom Steel .... scoring stage crew
Marc Streitenfeld .... technical score advisor
Rosanna Sun .... music supervisor
Damon Tedesco .... scoring stage crew
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Ryeland Allison .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Maguy R. Cohen .... music editor assistant (uncredited)
Mark Graham .... music librarian (uncredited)
Jo Ann Kane .... music copyist (uncredited)
Claude Letessier .... ethnomusicologist (uncredited)
Malcolm Luker .... scoring mixer: special effects music (uncredited)
Bruno Roussel .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Russell Boyd .... assistant transportation coordinator
Kerry Bushnell .... driver: Australia
Sam Collins .... driver: Solomon Islands
Alan Cooke .... driver: Australia
Albert Cooke .... driver: Solomon Islands
Rodney Dack .... driver: Australia
Roger Hanna .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles post-production unit
Dave Heazlewood .... driver: Australia
Ben Jim .... driver: Solomon Islands
Leslie Kili .... driver: Solomon Islands
Fabby Lai .... driver: Solomon Islands
Stephen Leong .... driver: Solomon Islands
Benjamin Lindell .... driver: Australia
Sally-Ann Louisson .... driver: Australia
Alan MacClure .... driver: Australia
Rick MacLure .... driver: Australia
Reginald Marteene .... action vehicle assistant
Philip Meurant .... assistant transportation coordinator
Isaac Onio .... driver: Solomon Islands
Ninamo Otuano .... driver: Solomon Islands
Tim Parry .... action vehicle coordinator
Kevin Pitanoe .... driver: Solomon Islands
Jenny Polyn .... driver: Solomon Islands
Abraham Pwaholo .... driver: Solomon Islands
Vivienne Sahedy .... driver: Solomon Islands
Barnabus Samani .... driver: Solomon Islands
Norman Samson .... driver: Solomon Islands
Kevin C. Scott .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Kevin Scott)
Nick Stewart .... driver: Australia
John Suhr .... transportation coordinator
Daisy Ta'ake .... driver: Solomon Islands
Lynette Tokatake .... driver: Solomon Islands
Kevin Urquhart .... driver: Australia
Hans Van Beuge .... driver: Australia
Gerrit Van Dijk .... driver: Australia
 
Other crew
Simon Ambrose .... scaffolder
Debbie Atkins .... assistant production coordinator
Brendon Atong .... unit assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Irene Augerinos .... catering assistant
Daniel Bailey .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Meghan Bailey .... camp manager
Warren Barnhart .... avid technical support
Alex Barnoya .... first aid nurse: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Alex Barynoya)
Julian Barton .... marine boat captain
Rhodes Barton .... marine boat captain
Brett Bastow .... marine boat captain
Stephen Bauer .... gym trainer
Martin Belson .... extras coordinator: Japan
Matt Bilski .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Matt Bilski .... liaison: Los Angeles
Sandra Bostock .... unit assistant (as Sandra Bostok)
Guy Bourke .... pilot
John Bowring .... key armorer
Murray Boyd .... location manager
Fred Braat .... unit assistant
Brian Bradeley .... marine boat captain (as Brian Bradley)
Kayce Brown .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Hannah Browne .... set production assistant
Jeff Buhler .... webbing assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Jeffrey Buhler)
Justin Caine Burnett .... assistant: Hans Zimmer (as Justin Burnett)
Ranjini Busch .... assistant extras coordinator (as Ranjini Rusch)
Mark Buttsworth .... assistant: armoury workshop
Ron Byrd .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Mick Casey .... scaffolder assistant
Douglas Chottu .... production runner: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
James Chottu .... production runner: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Sophia Chottu .... production office assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
David Clark .... freight assistant
Robin Clifton .... location manager: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Peter Cogar .... armorer
Barry Collins .... marine boat captain
Rob Collins .... marine boat captain
Tim Cousins .... head technician: Libra
Camilla Crossing .... unit assistant
John Curtis .... pilot
Danny Dade .... marine engineer
Michael Dalmas .... catering assistant
Jim Dedman .... military webbing advisor
Joe Donaldson .... marine engineer
Mike Douglas .... boat winchman: Los Angeles post-production unit
Evelyn Driver .... unit nurse: second unit
Dale Dye .... assistant military advisor
Phil Eagles .... military webbing supervisor
Joel Elliott .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Brian Ellison .... safety officer: second unit
Pablo Espinosa .... assistant military advisor
Michael Estrella .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Mike Estrella)
Peter Evangelatos .... craft service: Los Angeles post-production
Todd Fellman .... location manager: second unit
L. Douglas Fenton .... medical coordinator: Los Angeles post-production unit
L. Douglas Fenton .... medical officer: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Guy Firth .... catering assistant
Gloria M. Fujita .... first aid nurse: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Gloria Fujita)
Serena Gattuso .... production coordinator
Michael George .... dock master: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Mike George)
Eugene L. Geyl .... marine boat captain
Kim Gladman .... unit assistant
Jeff Gribble .... armorer assistant (as Jeffrey Gribble)
Ken Haber .... location manager: Los Angeles post-production unit
Mike Harper .... freight coordinator
Daniel Hart .... deckhand: Los Angeles post-production unit
Daniel Hart .... safety diver: Los Angeles post-production unit
Sandy Hastings .... assistant: Terrence Malick
Steve Hawker .... unit assistant
Doug Haywood .... pilot
Col Heidke .... production runner (as Colin Heidke)
Jeffrey Heidke .... production runner
Chris Herron .... catering assistant
Jim Hewitson .... unit assistant
Jody Hewitson .... unit assistant
Karl Hewitson .... unit assistant
Rick Hicks .... boat winchman: Los Angeles post-production unit
Daniel Keith Hobbs .... marine boat captain
Mark Hornton .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Ron Houghton .... medical staff
Simon Houma .... local police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Simon Houma .... security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Ian Hunter .... catering assistant
Miles Jackson .... armorer assistant
Toshi Jackson .... unit assistant: second unit (as Toshi)
Gert Jacoby .... marine engineer
Christobel Jefferies .... catering assistant
Rudy Joffroy .... set production assistant: second unit
Karen Jones .... location scout
Talia Jones .... webbing assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Christine Jourdan .... anthropologist: Solomon Islands
Harry L. Julian Sr. .... assistant marine coordinator (as Harry L.H. Julian Sr.)
Lance Julian .... marine coordinator
Dave Kasubowski .... catering: Los Angeles post-production unit (as David Kasubowski)
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service: Los Angeles post-production (as David Kasubowski)
Angela Kenny .... first assistant accountant
Pat Kingsley .... publicist: USA
Amanda Kirby .... armorer
Wade Krawczyk .... militaria
Moses Lakwolly .... local police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Moses Lakwolly .... security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Brandon Lambdin .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Claude Lambert .... safety officer
Fiona Landreth .... second assistant accountant
Melaini Lewis .... accommodation coordinator
Paul Littleton .... production runner: Los Angeles
Dan Mailley .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Alexandra W.B. Malick .... continuity: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Lilene Mansell .... dialect coach
Dottie McCarthy .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Richard McCarthy .... freight runner
Rob McEntegart .... business affairs/production legal
Leoni Milano .... assistant: Mr Hill, Australia (as Leoni Strickland)
Richard Miller .... unit assistant
Katrina Mills .... unit assistant
Chris Mitchell .... assistant safety officer
Tomo Miyaguchi .... Japanese advisor
Reza Mokhtar .... catering assistant
Victor Roger Monk .... dailies projectionist
Allan Mowbray .... armorer
Kerry Mulgrew .... production secretary
Claudia Myers .... assistant: Geisler & Roberdeau
Joanne Newell .... extras payroll accountant
Gregory Scott Newman .... assistant: Hans Zimmer
Aimee Nicholson .... assistant: Terrence Malick
Donovan Norguard .... assistant: armoury workshop
Jenny Norman .... production assistant
Chris O'Connell .... script supervisor (as Chrissy O'Connell)
Garry O'Conner .... unit assistant
Owen O'Malley .... pilot
Giovanni Pacialeo .... set production assistant
Bob Parsons .... armorer
Royce Perkins .... assistant military advisor
Al Perry .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Tim Pickering .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Kevin Plummer .... production accountant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Simon Primrose .... marine boat captain
Fleur Quinn .... marine boat captain
Carl Raab .... shipwright
Kim M. Rabsatt .... assistant: Geisler & Roberdeau
John Rayner .... pilot
Anne Renehan .... continuity assistant (as Annie Renehan)
Jacquie Robertson .... medical staff
Vicki Dee Rock .... production executive
Ruben Romo .... assistant military advisor (as Reuben Romo)
Emily Saunders .... script coordinator
Fiona Searson .... unit publicist
Ray Seaver .... pilot
Jason Shearer .... marine boat captain
Kent Sherlock .... production runner
Brian Shows .... technical director
Bruce Simpson .... aircraft coordinator
Ralph Simpson .... pilot
Julie Sims .... second unit coordinator
Joanie Spates .... post-production accountant (as Joanie Wooten-Spates-Ahuna)
Nick Spetsiotis .... assistant marine coordinator
Mike Stokey .... key military advisor
Susan Such .... assistant: Mr. Travolta, Los Angeles post-production unit
Julian Summers .... assistant armourer
Greg Tash .... deckhand: Los Angeles post-production unit
Greg Tash .... safety diver: Los Angeles post-production unit
Robert Threadgold .... production accountant
Andrew Toritarau .... local police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Andrew Toritarau .... security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Victor Totu .... local liaison: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Danny Trefts .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit
Rachel Vogelpoel .... medical staff
Toddy Walters .... production assistant: Los Angeles post-production unit
Scott Warwick .... armorer
Shin Watarai .... Japanese advisor
Richard Wicklund .... teacher: Los Angeles post-production unit (as L. Richard Wickland)
Tony Wilcox .... caterer: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal unit
Kylie Wilkie-Smith .... payroll accountant
Pamela Willis .... script supervisor: second unit (as Pam Willis)
Jenny Wilson .... catering assistant
Raliegh Wilson .... assistant military advisor (as Raleigh Wilson)
Robert Wong .... boat captain: Los Angeles post-production unit (as Rob Wong)
Thomas Wyatt .... deckhand: Los Angeles post-production unit
Thomas Wyatt .... safety diver: Los Angeles post-production unit
Ron Wyndham .... unit assistant
Phillip Young .... armorer assistant
Kenny Chaplin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Troy Hartman .... stand-in: George Clooney (uncredited)
Dawn Higginbotham .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Penelope Allen .... thanks (as Penny Allen)
Daniel Aukin .... thanks
Henry Bamberger .... thanks
Walter H. Bradford .... thanks
Elle Croxford .... the producers wish to thank: PFTC
Ray Elliott .... thanks
Lukas Haas .... thanks
Eryna Heisler .... thanks
Kevin Heisler .... thanks
Gloria Jones .... thanks
Jamie Jones .... thanks
Kaylie Jones .... thanks
Randall Duk Kim .... thanks
Darrell Kirkland .... thanks
Harold Lee .... thanks
Donal Logue .... thanks
Francine Maisler .... thanks
Jack McNees .... thanks
Barry McPaul .... thanks
Robert Miranda .... thanks
Viggo Mortensen .... thanks
Amanda Nelligan .... thanks
Lindy Neuhaus .... thanks
Gary Oldman .... thanks
David Paschall .... thanks
Barry Paterson .... thanks
Jason Patric .... thanks
Carey Phillips .... thanks
Jace Phillips .... thanks
David Pratt .... thanks
John Price .... thanks
Bill Pullman .... thanks
Jason Rabe .... thanks
Jeff Rona .... acknowledgment: beam supplemented by
Robert L. Rosen .... thanks
Mickey Rourke .... thanks
Martin Sheen .... thanks
Thomas Sumners .... thanks
Billy Bob Thornton .... thanks
Harley Williams .... thanks
John Womack Jr. .... thanks
Brother Zephaniah .... thanks
Tim Zinnemann .... thanks (as Tim Zinneman)
 

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The most influential film of the 1990s, 2 March 1999
Author: Rajiv Kapur (rogercom@albnet.com.br) from São Paulo, Brazil

The "Thin Red Line" is not an easy film to understand. It uses one of the most complex narrative structures yet produced by cinema to tell three stories (yes, it DOES have a plot): 1) the one the book wanted to tell (the book's title comes from a 19th century allusion to the British Empire's infantry [red uniforms] whose small numbers managed to 'protect' the British ["civilization" from their point of view] from the countless hordes of "savages" which the Empire ruled (this concept is regrettably racist). James Jones used this analogy to tell the story of how young American soldiers with no battlefield experience become bloodied veterans. 2) the fundamental paradox of war: to protect "civilization" (all that we hold dear) we are prepared to send young men to fight in wars. We know that in war they will see and do things that will turn them into the very "savages" that we are trying to prevent from destroying our civilization. If you believe that there are things even worse in the world than war (genocide, rule by the Axis powers) then war is not irrational, but the paradox mentioned above exists. 3) man is not distinct from nature but a part of it. Therefore, nature is both beautiful and cruel. (Like our civilization and war). To tell these stories Terence Malick used symbolic imagery, flashback, voice-overs, passages without dialogue, long close-ups of the actors' faces, changes in tempo and a haunting score. For example, his use of symbolism has been much criticized but everything has a purpose e.g. the crocodile entering the green algae covered water (nature's savagery), the native man who passes the company, after they land on the beach, walking in the opposite direction apparently oblivious of their presence (their shocked and bewildered faces reveal how they are forced to question the relevance of the reasons for which they may shortly die - the defense of civilization), the tree being choked by parasitic vines ('nature is cruel' as Lt. Col. Tall so aptly puts it), the bird being born as a soldier dies (it was not dying as many people thought - "we come from the earth and return to it" as we hear in the voice-overs), dogs eating a human corpse ("dog eat dog" - the soldiers are becoming desensitized to the violence) the same crocodile, now dead, at the end of the film being carried away as a sort of trophy (danger has receded for the moment), the coconut sprouting a palm on the empty beach in the last scene (after death comes birth - the cycle of life). There are, of course, many, many other examples. The use of flashback accompanied by voice-over to convey feelings as opposed to narrate a story must have appeared strange to anyone who never saw Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima Mon Amour". It was used most effectively with Ben Chaplin's character (Pvt. Jack Bell) when he thinks of his wife back home - incidentally he idolizes her in the same way we do our own culture - another metaphor. His disillusionment is profound and shows that what he was prepared to die for was only as pure as any ideal. It is often say that there was no character development. This is also false. For example, in the scene where Sgt. Welsh is speaking to Witt shortly after his arrest for being AWOL , Welsh seems to claim that it is every man for himself when he says that individual sacrifice is worthless, there is no world but this one and that each man must get through the war the best that he can. However, we subsequently see him risking his life to deliver morphine to a MORTALLY wounded man during the frontal assault on the Japanese machine gun nests. Also, Witt can not understand where evil comes from in the midst of the beauty he sees in the Melanesian village, but when he returns there he sees man arguing, enemy skulls, crabs hideously crawling around on an outstretched human hand and a child's back covered with insect bites while those people around it are seemingly uncaring. These images suggest that evil is inherent in man. Malick avoids the usual stereotypes. Although we see heroic acts (such as the taking of the machine gun nests by Capt. John Gaff's [John Cusack] team of volunteers), there are no recognizable heros. It is true that the characters are not sharply defined. When the violence comes it is against all of them i.e. all of US. Are there then any relevant negative criticisms of the movie? I would say that it did not meander as some critics alleged (every scene has a purpose) but it was unnecessarily long. There is a certain irony in this. It is said that Malick edited over 100 hours of material first to 9 hours. Understandably the studio did not accept this. He then reduced it to 6 hours and then to 3. (This helps to explain the lightning appearances by John Travolta and George Clooney, I see no problem, however, with using big name stars in such short roles - Richard Attenborough did it in "A Bridge Too Far"). With so much cherished material available, I suspect that Malick fell into the trap of opting for the maximum length that the studio would allow when more artistically efficient editing would have reduced the film to 2* hours. The balance between the action and meditative passages would have worked better if certain scenes had been cut, such as Witt's passing a wounded soldier on the way back to his company after leaving the Melanesian village the second time and also the conversation that Witt and Welsh have towards the end of the film (Welsh appears a stranger to him, suggesting that he is simply a troublemaker). Even with the exclusion of these scenes Witt would still appear a humanist and Welsh a complex "every man". Most people would agree that the film is visually stunning. As there has been very little even remotely similar in the past, it will be confusing for many people but I am convinced that this will come to be seen as a hugely important work - the most influential of the 1990s.

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