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The Wall (2017)

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Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.


Doug Liman


Dwain Worrell
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Complete credited cast:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Isaac
John Cena ... Matthews
Laith Nakli ... Juba (voice)


During the Iraq War, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews is a sniper who is sent to investigate a pipeline construction site in the desert of the country, with his spotter, Sergeant Allen Isaac. The pair patiently wait 22 hours on over-watch before determining that the site is clear. Matthews proceeds to investigate the site, but is shot by an Iraqi sniper. Isaac tries to rescue the dying Matthews, but he is also wounded in the right knee and has his radio damaged and his water bottle destroyed in the process..

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Plot Keywords:

sniper | soldier | deception | wound | duel | See All (59) »


You can't run. You can't hide. You can only fight. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The poster for this movie erroneously states that this movies from the director of 'Live Die Repeat'". When in fact the name of that movie is actually "Edge of Tomorrow" and "Live Die Repeat" is that movies tagline, interestingly, The sequel to Edge of Tomorrow was retitled to "Live Die Repeat & Repeat" after finding out audience's were more receptive of the tagline than the title. I'm See more »


During a scene where the main character is overhearing radio chatter, some one says "over and out" which is incorrect radio procedure. "Over" means "my message is finished and I am waiting for your reply." "Out" means "I have finished talking to you and don't expect a reply." One would never say "over and out"; one would either say "over" to continue a conversation or "out" to end it. Any military personnel allowed on a radio would know this. See more »


[first lines]
Matthews: [sighting through his scope from a bush] Nothin'. Hit n' run. Whoever it was they're gone. War's over, he got the memo.
Matthews: Ize?
[bird squawking]
Matthews: Allen? Ize!
Isaac: [on his radio] What?
Matthews: We got no movement, not a sign of a shadow... How long we been here, man? 18, plus?
Isaac: 20.
Matthews: [sighs] Jesus. There's nobody fuckin' out there, man.
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Wall Song
Written by Ryan Williamson
Performed by Rykeyz
Courtesy of Sony/ATV
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User Reviews

Not bad
23 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

A strange mixture of positive reviews from the critics and low ratings from the audience. It's true that this movie does have its plusses and minuses. It's not an impressive war movie and could have benefited more from a POV perspective. There is some character revelation as it goes on which gradually makes a slow pace movie more palatable. I had to take lots of little breaks to get through it myself but I feel the twist ending makes it worthwhile.

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Release Date:

18 May 2017 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$897,955, 14 May 2017

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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