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The Tillman Story (2010)

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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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Amir Bar-Lev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Brolin ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Pat Tillman ... Himself (archive footage)
Mary Tillman Mary Tillman ... Herself (as Mary 'Dannie' Tillman)
Russell Baer Russell Baer ... Himself
Patrick Tillman Sr. Patrick Tillman Sr. ... Himself
Philip Kensinger Philip Kensinger ... Himself (as Lt. General Philip Kensinger)
Stan Goff Stan Goff ... Himself
Jason Parsons ... Himself
Bryan O'Neal Bryan O'Neal ... Himself
Marie Tillman Marie Tillman ... Herself
Richard Tillman ... Himself
Kevin Tillman Kevin Tillman ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
John McCain ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Pat ___Tillman See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,185, 22 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$798,940, 5 December 2010
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Pat Tillman: I'm Pat-fucking-Tillman.
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Connections

Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Unknown & Cedar Rapids (2011) See more »

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Heartbreaking for Everybody!
16 May 2016 | by SylSee all my reviews

Pat Tillman Jr. was a professional football player who left the field to enlist in the army after September 11, 2001 with his brother for a three year tour of duty. Sadly, he died in mysterious circumstances. This documentary follows Pat's career and life with interviews from his parents, siblings, friends, widow, and others. Worse than his loss to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers was the cover-up from the government about the nature of his death whether murder or intent. Pat Tillman's death was never fully explained to the public or even his family. The Tillmans want the truth no matter if it was an accident of friendly fire or enemy fire. At this point, it doesn't matter. Pat is still gone but his family have unanswered questions about who and what killed him. The truth is needed for closure. When the Tillmans go to Washington DC, they are dismayed by the ridiculous behavior of congress and witnesses like Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The Tillmans have questions to be answered and aren't going to be in the near future.


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