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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
The family of professional football player turned soldier Pat Tillman sets out to explore and uncover the real story behind their son's death in April 2004 when he was serving in Afghanistan. Tillman, killed not by the Taliban as had first been reported, but instead by friendly fire, left a million-dollar career to serve the United States. But, while searching for the truth, his family uncovers more than the real story -- they expose a shocking propagandistic military cover-up.

Cast: Josh Brolin

Director: Amir Bar-Lev

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

The Tillman Story (2010)

Release Date: August 20th, 2010|1 hr. 34 min.

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fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This documentary succeeds triumphantly on so many levels that its full impact doesn't hit you until you have time to register its aftershocks. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    By the way, The Tillman Story has an R rating because of language. Think about that one, too: Lies are rated G and can be heard around the clock on television, but try saying the truth with the proper force and you end up with a restricted audience. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Tillman Story is a probing examination of truth, decency and the American way. It also explores deception and military propaganda and lays bare the ravages of grief. show more

  • July 31, 2011 Susan
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    What a wonderful family. The truth must come out soon. Everyone deserves to know what truly happened.

  • December 26, 2010 skyhigh139
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    This movie has opened up alot more questions than have answers to them. The why, who and when are never really quite clarified in this doc-movie. No question Pat Tillman is one of the most courageous, patriotic americans that has ever graced U.S. soil. But the film itself only glimpses possible fratricide scenarios and the reasons that this could have taken place. Don't think that for one moment he wasn't terminated though. But WHY?

  • October 15, 2010 vandalwfs
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    This " movie" is just another Progressive attempt to blame conservatives for EVERYTHING!!!! Pat Tillman is a hero and this "movie" is a disgrace to his memory. It is a Michael Moore type mockcumentory of how those on the left view the world and conservatives. It's a waste of time and money.

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Mr Moviefone on Aug 26th, 2010 12:00PM

'The Tillman Story,' directed by Amir Bar-Lev and starring Josh Brolin, is based on the true and remarkable story of Pat Tillman, a pro athlete who abandoned his football career to join the Army...

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Christopher Campbell on Aug 18th, 2010 9:02PM

The other night, basic cable viewers were promised/warned about "brief nudity" in the latest episode of Mad Men. It turned out to be just some artistic nudes in a portfolio, certainly no more...

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