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Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

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Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a promising student to re-engage. Decisions press upon the reporter, the student, and the soldiers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What do you: live...die...fight...stand for? See more »

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Rated R for some war violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leones por corderos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,702,434 (USA) (2 November 2007)

Gross:

$14,998,070 (USA) (1 February 2008)
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In an interview to the Variety magazine, Tom Cruise said he had made the film out of deep respect for Robert Redford's body of work, which he said had inspired him since Ordinary People (1980). See more »

Goofs

After Rodriguez rolls onto his back so that Arian can see the extent of his injury, he is then shown alternately on his left side (correct) and his stomach (impossible). See more »

Quotes

Todd Hayes: Look, if we're gonna spend tax dollars, our tax dollars, to help people break the law in a safer way, why don't we have a designated drunk-driver lane on the highway too?
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Referenced in An American Carol (2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music Productions
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A movie that really makes us think
12 November 2007 | by (Moscow) – See all my reviews

As you see, I'm not an American, though I liked this movie very much. I don't think it's against Bush or against the war in Iraq in particular. It's against unfairness, lies and indifference, so the message is really complex. I don't even see it as an average political drama -- it does touch the problems of politics, but the range of problems is much wider. I believe that the movie wouldn't be a good one without good actors. I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise, although he did his job quite well

  • the problem is that marvelous Meryl Streep outshone him. I found the


performance of Robert Redford quite good, although I still think that he's a better director than an actor. As you see, this movie does have some weak sides, but the message it carries makes an outstanding piece.


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