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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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... Professor Stephen Malley
... Janine Roth
... Senator Jasper Irving
... Ernest Rodriguez
... Todd Hayes
... Lt. Col. Falco
... ANX Editor
... Arian Finch
... Soldier
... Soldier
David Pease ... Soldier
Heidi Janson ... Soldier
... Sniper
... Student
... Student
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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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Drama | Thriller | War

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

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9 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leones por corderos  »

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

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In the time between the 2 soldiers falling, the helicopter would have traveled several hundred yards; not the few feet separating their impact points in the snow. See more »

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Professor Stephen Malley: You know, professors aren't teachers, they're salesman.
Janine Roth: Okay, so what do you sell?
Professor Stephen Malley: You, to you.
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Referenced in Medal of Honor (2010) See more »

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An Actor's Film Of Reflection
11 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Not true! Robert Redford didn't take to the pulpit to give us a pet talk. He's far too subtle, honest and compassionate to pull a stunt like that. The film is about questions not about answers and we're all grateful for that. I left the theater with a weight on my chest because I believe in the validity of the questions and the individual responsibility of finding the fair way to the answers. Important to remember, at least it was for me, that this is a film delivered to us by three icons. Robert Redford, a symbol of consistency and independence, Meryl Streep, an actress who defined the last two decades of film acting with characters that went straight to the center of something and Tom Cruise, the box office champion who's become a controversial figure despite of his undeniable humanity. I will take a stand here and advise you to go and see this film. You will come up with new questions and a potential road map for the answers.


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