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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ross Klavan (written by) &
Michael McGruther (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 2001 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
The system wanted them to become soldiers. One soldier just wanted to be human.
Plot:
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Gritty Vietnam-era drama invites critical accolades See more (149 total) »

Cast

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Colin Farrell ... Pvt. Roland Bozz

Matthew Davis ... Pvt. Jim Paxton

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Pvt. Miter

Tom Guiry ... Pvt. Cantwell (as Thomas Guiry)

Shea Whigham ... Pvt. Wilson

Russell Richardson ... Pvt. Johnson

Nick Searcy ... Capt. Saunders

Afemo Omilami ... SFC Ezra Landers

James MacDonald ... Staff Sgt. Thomas (as James McDonald)

Keith Ewell ... Sgt. Oakes

Matt Gerald ... Sgt. Eveland
Stephen Fulton ... Sgt. Drake

Tyler Cravens ... M.P. Sergeant
Michael Edmiston ... Hit the Brakes! Driver

Arian Ash ... Sheri
Haven Gaston ... Claudia

Michael Shannon ... Sgt. Filmore

Roger Floyd ... Dead Truck Driver
Ronnie Schafer ... Bartender
Frances Taylor ... Bargirl
Matt White ... Sniffling Soldier
Christy McKee ... Hooker #1
James Lessick Jr. ... Hobo Vet
Daniel Martin ... Range Officer

Marc Macaulay ... Tigerland CO (as Marc MacCaulay)

Cole Hauser ... Staff Sgt. Cota
Nubia ... Girl with Bandana
Jack Newman ... Sgt. Gordon

Neil Brown Jr. ... Kearns (as Neil Brown)

Tory Kittles ... Ryan
Rhynell Brumfield ... Dickson
Chris Huvane ... Barnes
Shamari Lewis ... Lukins

Dane Northcutt ... Hicks

Gerald Jackson Jr. ... New Orleans Drag Queen
Karolyn Arnold ... Hooker #2

Jonathan Hill ... Drew

Jeff Hephner ... McManus
Drew Gardner ... Drunk Nixon
Dennis T. Benatar ... Sergeant at Gate to Tigerland (as Dennis Benatar)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Brooks ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Kurt Gant ... 2nd Platoon Soldier (uncredited)
Anghus Houvouras ... Soldier (uncredited)
Shawn LeNoble ... 2nd Platoon Soldier (uncredited)

Michael McGruther ... 2nd Platoon Soldier Coogan (uncredited)
Robert M. Perez ... Squad Member Wilson (uncredited)
Rachelle Short ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ross Klavan (written by) &
Michael McGruther (written by)

Produced by
Beau Flynn .... producer
Steven Haft .... producer
Ted Kurdyla .... executive producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Eli Richbourg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Libatique 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Stevens 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Emily Schweber 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Laws 
 
Art Direction by
Stephanie Girard 
 
Set Decoration by
Shawn R. McFall 
 
Costume Design by
Thomas Stokes 
 
Makeup Department
Rodger Jacobs .... key makeup artist
Gunnar Swanson .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
John A. Machione .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dean Garvin .... second assistant director
Keith Maitland .... dga trainee
Eli Richbourg .... second unit director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Balling .... scenic artist
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
Herman McEachin .... propmaker
Alan S. Reynolds .... charge scenic artist
Dan Wilkerson .... set dresser
Jim S. Williams .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Paul Curtis .... supervising sound editor
Marshall Garlington .... re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Jay Meagher .... production sound mixer
Nancy Nugent .... foley editor
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
Aaron Rihel .... additional sound recordist
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Ann Scibelli .... supervising sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... re-recording mixer
James Wright .... Dolby Sound Consultant
Michael Mullane .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Damien .... special effects technician
Henry Dando .... special effects technician
Michael E. Doyle .... special effects foreman
Kevin Harris .... special effects supervisor
Durk Tyndall .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Michael Gaines .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Derrick Simmons .... stunts
Durk Tyndall .... stunt performer
Durk Tyndall .... utility stunts
Todd Warren .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Johnson (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Todd Warren .... stunt double: Colin Farrell (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bardin .... key grip
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Kurt Beckler .... grip
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
Larry Gianneschi IV .... second assistant camera
Bruce Hazen .... electrician
Kevin Jackson .... grip
J. Steven Latham .... assistant camera
Gene Page .... still photographer
Ken Palladino .... electrician
Humberto Recio .... balloon light tech
Louis Smith .... first assistant camera (b camera)
John Sosenko .... camera operator
Michael J. Walsh .... electrician
Marc Wostak .... best boy electric
John Wruck .... grip
 
Casting Department
Lindsey Hayes Kroeger .... casting associate (as Lindsey Hayes)
Angelique Midthunder .... extras and additional casting
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Florida
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel George .... costumer
Nubia .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
James Durante .... first assistant editor
Mark Nakamine .... digital color correction
Ivo Stainoff .... color timer
Dennis Thorlaksen .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Carl Glanville .... scoring mixer
Denise Okimoto .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation coordinator
David Neil Enfinger .... driver
John H. Stephens .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Claire Baker .... executive assistant to director
Dennis T. Benatar .... location manager
Bruce Bisbey .... office production assistant
Karen Bosma .... production secretary
Karen Chesley .... receptionist
Karen Chesley .... runner
Eileen M. Dennis .... second assistant accountant
Dale Dye .... military advisor
Michael Edmiston .... military advisor
Michael Patrick Ford .... production assistant (as Michael Ford)
Jeremy Garelick .... assistant: Joel Schumacher
Mads Hansen .... script coordinator
Joe Hartwick Jr. .... production accountant
Pam Holdridge .... production coordinator (2000)
Phillip Kurdyla .... accounting clerk
David Maurer .... set production assistant (as David A. Maurer)
Michael J. McCarthy .... craft service
Michael J. McCarthy .... key craft service
Eddie Micallef .... key production assistant
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Thomas Parris .... set production assistant (as Thomas G. Parris)
Chris Ranung .... assistant craft service
Judy Richter .... production associate
Ruben Romo .... military advisor
Julie Ann Snow .... first assistant accountant
Mike Stokey .... military advisor
Cathy Twigg-Blumel .... film development
Jedediah Waldo .... set production assistant
Andrew Wert .... armorer
Ithiell Yisrael .... set production assistant
Arif S. Kinchen .... additional voices (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Judi Farkas .... thanks (as Judy Farkas)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language, a scene of strong sexuality and some drug use
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The actors had no trailers, make-up artists, hairstylists, chairs or any of the typical luxuries.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Sergeant Oakes (as listed in the end credits) wears a Name Tag on his Uniform as STOKES, clearly visible when he picks up Bozz from the Stockade.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Paxton:[voice-over] My father said the army makes all men one, but you never know which one. He didn't know Roland Bozz.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in On the Set of Sightlines (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
SOOKIE SOOKIESee more »

FAQ

Why wasn't Wilson court-martialled right after his first crime?
Why did Wilson start fighting with Bozz?
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Gritty Vietnam-era drama invites critical accolades, 31 January 2005
Author: Libretio

TIGERLAND

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Sound format: Dolby Digital

Louisiana, 1971: During basic training, a rebellious army conscript (Colin Farrell) causes dissension within the ranks.

Given Joel Schumacher's reputation as a schlockmeister par excellence, most critics were caught off-guard by this low-budget drama, filmed without any of the frills and fripperies normally associated with Hollywood blockbusters, and headlined by little more than obscure (but hugely experienced) character actors and talented newcomers, including Farrell, whose bravura performance launched him to international stardom. Far removed from the extravagant Vietnam-operas favored by Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone, Schumacher's film examines the contradictions of war and the dehumanizing effect of combat on ordinary men through the experiences of Farrell's anti-hero, a compassionate man who despises the self-serving patriotic nonsense peddled by his superiors, and who refuses to compromise his own ideals, despite the sometimes painful repercussions of his disobedience.

Though backed by a major studio, TIGERLAND has the look and feel of a low-budget indie production, using hand-held camera-work and grainy film-stock for documentary effect, and this uncompromising 'Dogme'-like approach allows Schumacher to focus his attention on the characters and their situation rather than the pyrotechnics which usually dominate such movies. Farrell may be the star of the show, but he's matched by debut actor Matthew Davis (BLOODRAYNE) as his closest friend and fellow combatant, an aspiring writer who volunteered for duty and who favors intellect and reason over Farrell's reckless bravado. Fine supporting cast, excellent technical credits.

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