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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | | Drama, War | 18 November 2016 (USA)
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19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director:

Ang Lee

Writers:

Ben Fountain (based on the novel by), Jean-Christophe Castelli (screenplay by)
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Alwyn ... Billy
Garrett Hedlund ... Dime
Arturo Castro ... Mango
Mason Lee ... Foo
Astro ... Lodis (as Brian 'Astro' Bradley)
Beau Knapp ... Crack
Ismael Cruz Cordova ... Holliday
Barney Harris ... Sykes
Vin Diesel ... Shroom
Steve Martin ... Norm
Chris Tucker ... Albert
Kristen Stewart ... Kathryn
Makenzie Leigh ... Faison
Ben Platt ... Josh
Bruce McKinnon ... Billy's Father
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Storyline

2-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with fellow soldiers, is hailed as a 'hero' after a harrowing Iraq battle. He'is brought home for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Longa Caminhada de Billy Lynn See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,129, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$1,721,524, 2 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,336,708, 11 December 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last film to have a high frame rate was Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) which was shot entirely in 3D at 48fps which back then was a lot higher than the average film, but with Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) shot entirely in 3D with 4K rendering at 120 fps (five times higher than the average film) it officially broke that previous record. See more »

Goofs

US Army squads are not designated with letters, they are numbered based on their respective platoon and company's table of organization (so many squads to a platoon, so many platoons to a company, companies to a battalion, battalions to a brigade, brigades to a division). Platoons are numbered in the same manner, respective to their company. A company may be designated with a letter (in the cases of companies that do not deploy except as part of their parent battalion) or with a number (in the cases of "modular" companies that may deploy separately from their parent battalion and placed under the control of a "modular" battalion headquarters when they arrive in theater). Billy's squad would be correctly designated as the 2nd Squad, (numbered) Platoon, (lettered) Company, (numbered) Battalion, (numbered) Brigade of the (numbered) Division. Since this designation is fairly complicated for non-military personnel, Billy and his squad mates would most likely be recognized as Soldiers from the same Division (since they would all wear that Division's patch), without mention of their specific unit within the Division.

The reasoning for Billy's squad being called "Bravo Squad" is explained in the book as being a result of incorrect reporting when the video footage of their battle was aired on the news. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Dime: Seatbelts, ladies.
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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.4 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Salt Shaker
Written by D. Roc (as De'Ongelo Holmes), Kaine (as Eric Jackson), Craig Love and Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith)
Performed by Ying Yang Twins & Lil Jon
Courtesy of The Orchard
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6 February 2017 | by barefootstallionSee all my reviews

These young men come home to be celebrated, but instead find themselves dropped headfirst into America's worst examples of decadence and greed. It is the most accurate representation I've seen yet, of the cancer eating away at our great country.

Bravo to Mr. Lee!

I have to admit I wasn't expecting a great deal out of this movie's director, what with the failure of 'Hulk', but I walked away from it with a new depth of understanding. It was an astoundingly well portrayed film.

I gave the movie 9 out of 10 because of Vin Diesel's lack-luster performance. Else, the movie was excellent!


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