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A Bright Shining Lie (1998)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Dec 22, 1998

MPAA Rating
Rated R for war violence and some language.

Running Time
1 hour, 58 minutes

Country USA

Studio HBO

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Genre: War, Drama, Military, Marriage, Infidelity, True Story, Prostitution

Tagline: In war as in life the difference between truth and deception is what a man allows himself to believe.

Plot: LTC John Paul Vann (Paxton) was one of the first advisors sent to Vietnam in 1962. His story takes the viewer through a decade of lives and loves, won and lost.

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 Directed by
Terry George
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 Written by
Terry George
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Bill Paxton
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Amy Madigan
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Kurtwood Smith
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James Rebhorn
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Harve Presnell
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 Music By
Gary Chang
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