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The Yellow Birds (2017)

R | | Drama, War | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

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Alexandre Moors

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David Lowery (screenplay by), R.F.I. Porto (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jennifer Aniston ... Maureen Murphy
Alden Ehrenreich ... Brandon Bartle
Toni Collette ... Amy Bartle
Tye Sheridan ... Daniel Murphy
Jack Huston ... Sergeant Sterling
Lee Tergesen ... Jim Murphy
Jason Patric ... Captain Anderson
Rhoda Griffis ... Sheryl
Aylin Tezel ... Claudia
Olivia Crocicchia ... Tess
Carrie Wampler ... Jenny Smith
Robert Beck ... Captain Petty
Renée Willett ... Claire
Robert Pralgo ... Frank
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Congressman Freeman
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"Yellow Birds" follows John Bartle and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia. Written by Romain

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There are moments that test us and choices that define us.

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Drama | War

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Rated R for war violence, some grisly images, sexual material, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pássaros Amarelos See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Poulter were originally cast but they dropped out after the project was delayed and were replaced by Jack Huston and Alden Ehrenreich. See more »

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Bartle and Murphy address non-commissioned officers as "sir" numerous times throughout the film. NCOs are referred to by their rank (sergeant, staff sergeant) in the US Army, Only commissioned officers are referred to or addressed as "sir" (warrant officers can be addressed as"Mr (their last name)" or as "sir" . This is a serious error in protocol and would have been correct by the NCO being addressed immediately. See more »

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not a good one!
16 June 2018 | by hosseiniahooraSee all my reviews

I don´t know if this movie was trying to create another american-hero based stories or just tried to be against war! We´ve seen many times that how HW tries to justify Iraq´s invasion as a helping mission. Or show american soldiers as heroes and enemy as terrorist which is understandable propaganda by US movie industry. But this one wasn´t even clear about that, nor it was clear if it wants to show bad things about war.


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