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Director  Terry George
First episode date  May 30, 1998
Duration  
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, War
Network  HBO
Country  United States
A Bright Shining Lie (film) movie poster
Release date  May 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)
Writer  Neil Sheehan (book), Terry George (teleplay)
Cast  Bill Paxton (John Paul Vann), Amy Madigan (Mary Jane Vann), Donal Logue (Steven Burnett), Vivian Wu (Lee), Eric Bogosian (Doug Elders)
Similar movies  Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Good Morning, Vietnam, Casualties of War, Hamburger Hill, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Tagline  In war as in life, the difference between truth and deception is what a man allows himself to believe.

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A Bright Shining Lie is an 1998 American made-for-television war drama film based on Neil Sheehan's book of the same name and the true story of John Paul Vann's experience in the Vietnam War. It stars Bill Paxton, Amy Madigan, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue, Eric Bogosian and Kurtwood Smith and is written and directed by Terry George, and produced by Greg Ricketson.

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Cast

  • Bill Paxton as John Paul Vann
  • Karina Logue as Barmaid
  • Amy Madigan as Mary Jane Vann
  • Donal Logue as Steven Burnett
  • Harve Presnell as MACV General
  • Robert John Burke as Frank Drummond
  • Bill Whelan as Ron Dray
  • Lim Kay Tong as Colonel Cao Huynh Van
  • Seng Kawee as VC Leader
  • Vivian Wu as Lee
  • Van Thoa Trinh as VC Commander
  • Richard Libertini as Marriage Counselor
  • James Bigwood as Office Manager
  • Ed Lauter as General Weyand
  • Kurtwood Smith as General Westmoreland
  • Eric Bogosian as Doug Elders, a composite character not in the book melding elements of real-life people in the book Daniel Ellsberg and Douglas Ramsey, who both worked with Vann; Ellsberg and reporter David Halberstam had asked that their names be removed from the production after reading an early draft of the screenplay
  • James Rebhorn as Ambassador Bunker
  • Les J.N. Mau as Colonel Dinh
  • David Warshofsky as Terry Pike
  • Thanh Nguyen as ARVN Translator
  • Pichariva Narakbunchai as Annie
  • Kris von Habsburg as a US soldier
  • Award nominations

    In 1998, the film was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. In 1999, Bill Paxton was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film.

    References

    A Bright Shining Lie (film) Wikipedia
    A Bright Shining Lie (film) IMDb A Bright Shining Lie (film) themoviedb.org


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