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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)


Title: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Rating: R
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: Jean-Christophe Castelli
Based on the book by: Ben Fountain
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin
Release Date: 11/11/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

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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.

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