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The Thin Red Line (1998)

R
170 min | Drama, War

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
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James Jones (novel) | Terrence Malick (screenplay)
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$ 52,000,000
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$ 11,362,226
Gross (USA)
$ 36,400,491
Gross (World)
$ 98,126,565
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Jan 15, 1999 (United States)

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7.6 / 10 | 156,338 votes