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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.

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Storyline

Two-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 point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, 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. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before. Lee directed and produced the film, from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe ... Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Drama | War

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

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fin de mi-temps pour le soldat Billy Lynn  »

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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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Trivia

The idea of shooting in 120fps along with native 4k rendering and mastering, came from an experimental film shot by Douglas Trumbull (2001 fame). Trumbull showcased his work to Ang Lee, who came back to Trumbull's private theatre for repeat viewings including his family and eventually Sony executives, who put the film into production. See more »

Goofs

When Billy is telling the team members what kind of weapon he carries he describes it as a "standard M-4 semi-automatic assault rifle". The M-4 carbine (depending on the version) fires in semi-auto and burst/full auto. See more »

Quotes

Shroom: We are a nation of children, Billy. We go somewhere else to grow up, sometimes die.
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Connections

References Boys Don't Cry (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Get Back to Forgetting You
Written by Scott Christian Hobart
Performed by Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records
By arrangement with DePugh Music
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5 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

i know its cheesy , cliché and one expects more from ang lee.....but wait guys...if we are so busy lauding other cheesy and cliché films like Manchester by the sea..moonlight...la la land..lion and so on..then whats so wrong with this film...agree the new shooting technology makes this look more boring, cheesy and distracting ...infact acting and direction along with screenplay is so mediocre...but then there is a wonderful insight ...on the war and more than the war..on the consumerism and capitalism... now these are the issue which has driven humankind to disaster and earlier colonialism and world wars....so for me this film makes us do some soul searching and ask where the real enemy is ..and what is karma connection


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