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Lions for Lambs (2007)

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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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Robert Redford
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Professor Stephen Malley
Meryl Streep ... Janine Roth
Tom Cruise ... Senator Jasper Irving
Michael Peña ... Ernest Rodriguez
Andrew Garfield ... Todd Hayes
Peter Berg ... Lt. Col. Falco
Kevin Dunn ... ANX Editor
Derek Luke ... Arian Finch
Larry Bates ... Soldier
Christopher May ... Soldier
David Pease David Pease ... Soldier
Heidi Janson Heidi Janson ... Soldier
Christopher Carley ... Sniper
George Back ... Student
Kristy Wu ... Student
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leones por corderos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,702,434, 2 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,998,070, 3 February 2008
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the winter, but at the end of the movie when Janine is riding in a cab past Arlington, the Cherry trees are in full bloom. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Janine Roth: Says the man in the air-conditioned room.
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References Taps (1981) See more »

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Pretentious movie "makes a point"
2 March 2008 | by jim-j-mooreSee all my reviews

Anyone of even moderate intelligence is likely to feel somewhat patronised by this movie. It's not that I disagree with the questions it poses, it just delivers its message in a frustratingly condescending manner.

The politician with an agenda character, complete with predictable propaganda patter, was an unnecessary cliché. I get it already! The reflective college professor and the brilliantly irritating self-obsessed student also excessively laboured their respective points.

Although I may empathise with some of the sentiments in this movie, I did not enjoy being spoon-fed its trite message. As I said, anyone of even moderate intelligence is likely to already understand the message anyway. The audience this film may be trying to "reach" probably won't have the stamina to chew through this dry and stolid sermon.


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