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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(1998_film)

From Wikipedia:

The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic war film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen, which was part of the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It portrays soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, played by Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas and Ben Chaplin. Although the title may seem to reference a line from Rudyard Kipling‘s poem “Tommy”, from Barrack-Room Ballads, in which he calls foot soldiers “the thin red line of heroes”,[2] referring to the stand of the 93rd Regiment in the Battle of Balaclava of the Crimean War, it is in reality a quote from the book which reads “they discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad… and the living from the dead…”

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