Plot / Description
Director 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.
"BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK - Official Trailer #2 (HD)"
But what if you don't go?
I have to, Kat. I made a commitment.
I've still got a long walk ahead of me.
And I will be waiting for you.
What do we owe the pleasure of your enlistment, Private Lynn?
Sorry excuse for a warrior I'm turning out to be.
Make it about something bigger than yourself.
These men are fighters. Let your training guide you.
Is this it?
It's going down.
Shroom's been hit!
What you did that day no longer belongs to you. It's America's story now.
If we just open the door a crack, the light comes pouring in.
What really happened over there?
I did what I had to do.
For the first time in my life, I feel close to something. Bigger than myself.
(Lyrics) And the shame was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
I, I can remember
Standing, by the wall
And the guns shot above our heads
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall
Then we could be Heroes,
just for one day
Then we can be Heroes
Just for one day
From The Academy Award-Winning Director Of
Life of Pi
"Revolutionary" - Variety, Owen Gleiberman
"Groundbreaking Masterpiece" - ABC-TV, Mark S. Allen
"Thrilling" - Los Angeles Times, Steven Zeitchik
"An Evolutionary Leap In Cinema" - Variety, Owen Gleiberman
"Dynamic Work By A Master Filmmaker" Men's Journal, Charles Thorp
"Record This Moment: It All Started Here" - Variety, Owen Gleiberman
"We've Never Seen A Movie Remotely Like 'Billy Lynn' Before" - Los Angeles Times, Steven Zeitchik
with Vin Diesel
and Steve Martin
Joe Alwyn as Billy Lynn
Billy Lynn's Halftime Walk
Based On The Best-Selling Novel By