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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Factual error: In the entire movie it's quite obvious Sean Penn has a digital watch on, even though the face is on the inside of his wrist it is occasionally visible, and the modern rubber watch band also gives it away, especially in his close-ups.

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Question: When Witt is in the clearing surrounded by Japanese riflemen, does anybody know what the Japanese soldier was saying to Witt before he shot him?

Answer: He said "I don't want to kill you. Don't move."

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