A Bright Shining Lie (film)

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A Bright Shining Lie
Theatrical release poster
Written byTerry George
Directed byTerry George
StarringBill Paxton
Amy Madigan
Vivian Wu
Donal Logue
Eric Bogosian
Kurtwood Smith
Theme music composerGary Chang
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerLois Bonfiglio
ProducersGreg Ricketson
James Bigwood (associate producer)
Production locationsLopburi, Thailand
Cirebon, Central Java, Indonesia
CinematographyJack Conroy director of photography
EditorNicholas Beauman
Running time118 minutes
Production companyHBO Pictures
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatDolby
Original release
  • May 30, 1998 (1998-05-30)

A Bright Shining Lie is a 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.


Award nominations[edit]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Rick Lyman (20 May 1998). "HBO's 'Shining Lie' Draws Early Complaints". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  2. ^ "A Bright Shining Lie (TV)". FilmAffinity. Retrieved September 15, 2020.

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