A Bright Shining Lie (film)

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A Bright Shining Lie
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Theatrical release poster
GenreDrama
War
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 language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Lois Bonfiglio
Producer(s)Greg Ricketson
James Bigwood (associate producer)
Production location(s)Lopburi, Thailand
Cirebon, Central Java, Indonesia
CinematographyJack Conroy director of photography
Editor(s)Nicholas Beauman
Running time118 minutes
Production company(s)HBO Pictures
DistributorHBO
Release
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.

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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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Lyman (20 May 1998). "HBO's 'Shining Lie' Draws Early Complaints". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-02.

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