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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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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Another risky movie from Joel Schumacher; good technical qualities and great acting. ***1/2 (out of four) See more (150 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 Waring Ash ... Sheri (as Arian Ash)
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)
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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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Trivia:
Even though this movie clearly establishes early on that it takes place at the real Ft. Polk, Louisiana, USA (including displaying a big, on-screen, entrance sign at the very beginning), all the sources of film data describing this movie state that it takes place at 'fictional' Ft. Lake, Louisiana, USA.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The characters are seen drinking Miller Lite. That beer was not introduced until 1975.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 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
BARRACKS GUITARSee more »

FAQ

Why wasn't Wilson court-martialled right after his first crime?
Why did Wilson start fighting with Bozz?
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18 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Another risky movie from Joel Schumacher; good technical qualities and great acting. ***1/2 (out of four), 31 January 2001

TIGERLAND / (2000) ***1/2 (out of four)

By Blake French:

Throughout the years audiences have seen and understood war films with every point of view possible, and somehow producers and writers always come up with new and innovative methods of portraying various soldiers on the battlefield. Joel Schumacher ("8MM," "A Time to Kill"), easily one of the riskiest directors currently working, has found resemblance with "The Thin Red Line" in the way his new drama "Tigerland" steps in an individual soldier's shoes. This movie, written by Ross Klavan and Michael McGuther, has more guts and irony than "The Thin Red Line" or even "Saving Private Ryan." Although the movie's dramatic impact is somewhat lessened due to the perversity of the material present, it certainly enlightens us on a new perspective of young men training for war.

I would want to know Joel Schumacher's experiences with the army. Are the men really this unabashed and brutal? I am sure some of them are, but the movie views its uncompromising world through the eyes of a young man named Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), who is rebellious against the ideas of war. His personality instantly counteracts with several other characters, one who becomes his best friend, Paxton (Matthew Davis), and another, Wilson (Russell Richardson), whose flamed temper often exasperates Bozz's tension with the idea of going to war. The war depicted in this production is not found on a battlefield, but on training grounds of a Louisiana-based instruction camp between conceptions and fears of the soldiers in training. This film is specifically about the preparation for war, nothing more nothing less. It ends when the soldiers finally go to war, kind of disappointing since witnessing the characters in action would have served as a supurb payoff.

Shot on location in about 28 days using 16mm stock and a minuscule budget, Joel Schumacher accurately displays a gritty, perverse, cruel, and unmerciful atmosphere using hand-held cinematography, unique lighting techniques and direct sound. Schumacher's grainy and blown-out images make the movie feel like a documentary feature. This unusual style of filmmaking only contributes to the hard core realism of the movie, quite graphic in its use of coarse language, perhaps a little too disturbing. Waves of four-letter words pound the audience, some in shock of what they are hearing. Even the extreme amount of vulgarism does not keep the dialogue from prevailing as heartbreaking, true, and emotional.

If anything, "Tigerland" provides us with a minor appreciation of how much our soldiers go through for our country in the beginning stages of combat. Such bravery must it take to enlist in the army during times of war, knowing the hardships and risks that are being taken. Such thought-provoking ideas are made possible through the heartbreaking performances by the young aspiring actors who portray the various trainees. This movie is not for all audiences, but one that young men should take a look at before enlisting themselves in the army...and adult audiences should watch to appreciate the courage needed to do such.

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