The Thin Red Line

During a skirmish, Witt (Caviezel), Fife (Brody) and Coombs are sent off into the jungle to find out where their communications are being cut. They run into a Japanese platoon, where Coombs is wounded. Witt distracts the Japs, while Fife runs back to the American group and Coombs floats off down the river. Witt runs into a small opening, where the Japanese surround him and shoot him. As he dies, he remembers back to when he was with the Melanesian tribe. Welsh (Penn) builds a little grave for Witt. The squad gets a new Captain (Clooney). The films ends with the surviving Americans sailing off to fight their next battle.

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Visible crew/equipment: On the widescreen version of the film, near the beginning, Sean Penn is talking to a young G.I. that's worried. They are in the latrine area on the ship. While they talk, look in the mirror to the left. This is the most visible camera-on-film shot to date.

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Colonel Gordon Tall: How many men is it worth? How many lives? One? Two? Twenty? Lives will be lost in your company, Captain. If you don't have the stomach for it, now is the time to let me know.

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