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Lions for Lambs (2007)

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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If you don't STAND for something, you might FALL for anything See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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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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Trivia

One of about half a dozen American politics movies / politically themed pictures featuring actress Meryl Streep. The films are Julia (1977), Suffragette (2015), The Iron Lady (2011), Lions for Lambs (2007), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), and The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979). See more »

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When Janine and Senator Irving are leaving his office he puts on his blazer and his collar flips up, he attempts to flip it down as he lowers his arms but fails. When the camera switches angles his arms are down and magically so is his collar. See more »

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Senator Jasper Irving: What I can say is that this strategy has patience and determination at its core. It ensures that it puts our fighting men in spots where they can face, and fight, and kill the enemy, so that we can then go on about rebuilding that country. And if it takes ten years, that's how long we stay, we do whatever it takes.
Janine Roth: [quoting the Senator] Whatever it takes.
Senator Jasper Irving: Whatever it takes.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 10 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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Lean wit It
Written and Performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music Productions
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If you're an American you will either hate it, or reflect on it
19 November 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

The Seventh movie direction of Bob Redford, Lions for Lambs is a movie about conscience and the effects of politics and the government in society, it also touches several aspects of the American society, such as student issues, the manipulation of media for political propaganda ends.

It also invites the viewer to reflect on very important ethical and moral issues of modern society.

Great Cast and good direction but I think the most important part of this movie it's the message but as I said before, you'll either loath it or think about it.


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