Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Movie

It is sorta weird, being honored for the worst day of your life

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie poster

Who's Involved:

Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Marc Platt, Ben Waisbren, Chris Tucker, Joe Alwyn, Simon Beaufoy, Beau Knapp, Deirdre Lovejoy, Ang Lee, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Ben Platt, Brian Bell, Rhodri Thomas, Guo Guangchang

Release Date:

Friday, November 11, 2016 (Nationwide)

language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.

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Who stars in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: Cast List

... Kathryn Lynn

"Seberg" , "Underwater"  

"Burden" , "Violent Talent"  

... Billy Lynn

"Operation Finale" , "The Favourite"  

"The Fast and The Furious 7" , "F9"  

"The Silver Linings Playbook" , "Rush Hour 3"  

... Crack

"Black and Blue" , "The Signal"  

... Josh

"Dear Evan Hansen" , "Run This Town"  

... Denise Lynn


Who's making Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: Crew List

A look at the Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ang Lee last directed Gemini Man and Life of Pi. The film's writer Simon Beaufoy last wrote Battle of the Sexes and Into the Storm.


Ang Lee


Simon Beaufoy


Simon Cornwell
Stephen Cornwell
Ang Lee
Marc Platt
Rhodri Thomas

Production Companies

Bona International Film Group

Film4 (Former)

Ink Factory (Former)

Studio 8

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Production: What we know about Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk?

Key Facts

  1. Three-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before.
  2. The film features flashbacks to the underlying events and the heroism of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn.
  3. Most of the movie takes place during a Thanksgiving Day football game.
  4. Based on the 2012 novel by Ben Fountain.

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2016: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. April 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. November 2012: The film was in Announced status.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Release Date: When was the film released?

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk was released in 2016 on Friday, November 11, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Almost Christmas, Shut In and Arrival.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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