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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
5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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

Mary Tillman: We have been asked over and over again, 'What can we do for your family?' And it makes me sick. It's not about our family. Our family will never be satisfied. We'll never have Pat back. But what is so outrageous is that this isn't about Pat. This is about what they did to a nation.
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Connections

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

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9 December 2013 | by respec56See all my reviews

Wow This film covered Pat Tillmans story to the fullest. I had little to know clue what expect from this documentary. but after watching it three times it has all settled in. Pat was a courageous man who wasn't looking for the spotlight, clearly by joining the war he proved that. It is outrageous that the Military would twist the facts of his death to paint a picture of the All-American hero when that wasn't who Pat was!!! Pats Family is a huge part of this documentary and you can really feel their pain seeing their son/brother being displayed and grabbed out by all the tabloids and political figures trying to push their cause.


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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$802,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$802,535
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