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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the ... See full summary »

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Russell Baer ...
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Patrick Tillman Sr. ...
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Stan Goff ...
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Bryan O'Neal ...
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Marie Tillman ...
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The fact that the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly explored in Amir Bar-Lev's riveting and enraging documentary. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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a mystery. a cover up. a crime. one family will risk everything for the truth.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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23 January 2010 (USA)  »

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I'm Pat ___Tillman  »

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$52,185 (USA) (20 August 2010)

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$798,940 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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During the closing credits, it is stated that Pat Tillman's mother, Dannie, "now arranges funerals at a Catholic cemetary." The correct spelling is cemetery. See more »

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Mary Tillman: He was a human being. And by putting this kind of heroic, saintly quality on him, you're taking away the struggle of being a human being.
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A great film
25 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two posters here take issue with the film. One makes valid points about it's possibly worshipful treatment of Pat (did he have people who DIDN'T like him?) and one from a typical right wing nut job who questions weather Tillman's death was being used to promote the war. This is obviously true, and is shown in the film!

Either way, this is a powerful and essential documentary, not to be missed. It's very hard to quibble with it's central conclusions, unless you live in a right wing fantasy like the second poster I mentioned. This film should be seen by every American. At some point the disaster of the post 9-11 years, what the Country did to itself, must be faced. And this is a good place to start.


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So what is the conspiracy? mule_009-1
So Tillman is better than other vets because he was rich? 8Syx
Anybody think this move was hypocritical? imdanny21
Great documentary - AWFUL sound jpmonette
Very amazing story and very heroic man Ghombie
Great tribute for Pat Tillman.... Roadghost69
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