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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:32 PM
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First glimpse film trailer: The Tillman Story
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 05:28 PM by avaistheone1
 
Run time: 01:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU0eEFHAAU4
 
Posted on YouTube: June 22, 2010
By YouTube Member: dhoom0212
Views on YouTube: 16578
 
Posted on DU: June 30, 2010
By DU Member: avaistheone1
Views on DU: 815
 
First glimpse at the riveting, devastating expose about the cover-up surrounding the death of football player-turned-soldier Pat Tillman

The trailer for the upcoming "The Tillman Story" documentary, about the mysterious death of Pat Tillman, has appeared online.
Plot: Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The fact that the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly explored in this riveting and enraging documentary. The new documentary is directed by Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint That) and has already appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The Weinstein Company has already acquired it for domestic distribution...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568334/news#ni3081053




Destined to be one of the most important documentaries of the year, The Tillman Story would already be compelling enough on the merits of its own tragic subject matter. The movie expands in significance when the misguided actions, horrific mistakes, media myth-making, and clumsy attempts at ass-covering deception in the highest levels of government unfold as a calamitous metaphor for the entire Iraq debacle itself.

After an appreciative reception at Sundance, The Tillman Story was picked up by The Weinstein Compnay for distribution and opens in theaters August 20.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:38 PM
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1. so who plays McChrystal? nt
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:07 PM
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4.  I have googled, but I can't find the cast names only the names of the production staff.

Seems like the cast names are under wraps ??
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:23 PM
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5. It is a documentary so I think everyone plays themselves. You
hold the credits in the last few seconds of this trailor and it gives the names of the photographers etc. but no actors.

I hope Rumsfeld's role in this is exposed thoroughly. I can't wait to see it, as this story has haunted me ever since I first heard of it.

Also, the only reason we got the truth about Tillman's death was because he was well known and his family never quit.

I wonder how many cover-ups they got away with because the dead were not as well known as Pat Tillman.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:41 PM
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2. Who plays AWOl Bush (R) and Five-Military-Deferments Cheney (R) ?
They were at the top of the shitheap of republicon chickenhawks who so used and abused this authentic American hero?
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:04 PM
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3. Well -
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 05:48 PM by avaistheone1
Satan's spawn, and Satan himself.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 11:17 AM
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6. "All the Generals were lying"
I remember those hearings. To watch Rumsfeld and his Generals squirm as they tried to excuse their actions, one after the other, was eye-opening. Not so much for those of us who never believed all the other lies, but for those who realized for the first time how willing the government is to lie even about war, or a dead soldier, to the American people.

I hope this documentary gets wide circulation. They 'lied to the wrong family'. The Tillman family could have gone along with the story and accepted the phony accolades. Some families would have, but they were honest people and did not want their son used as a prop for politicians.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 12:07 PM
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7. There's nothing honorable about the military or
the men that run it. The entire MIC is a racket and they're the only American's with job security
great salaries and benefits. The military IS the new middle class and it's the civilians that are
expendable.

I admire the Tilman's for not allowing the truth to be covered up and exposing it for all to see.
There are many that would have chosen glorification and the hero worship of their family member
over the truth.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 05:18 PM
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8. I haven't been this pissed since I was about twelve...
...back in '73, and I started realizing that the guys who I'd assumed were telling the truth...well, they almost never did.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-04-10 02:23 AM
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9. I'm so glad this is coming out.
What happened to Pat and how his family were treated is an outrage. More people need to know this.
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