Lions for Lambs


1h 32m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other--and the world.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lejon och lamm
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; Andell Entertainment; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Efilm; Film Finances, Inc.; Fireman'S Fund Insurance Company; For Stars Catering; Global Entertainment Partners; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Joann Kane Music Service; Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Carlo, LLP; Lucasfilm, Ltd.; Marin County; New Deal Studios, Inc.; Now Clear This!; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Pic; Pic Agency; Reel Security; Scarlet Letters; Skywalker Sound; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Sound One; United Artists Films; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Wildwood Enterprises
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Bontonfilm; Cinepix Sp. Z O.O.; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Equinoxe Films; Filmcompagniet; Forum; Fs Film Oy; Intercom; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Ozen Film; Sena; Tatra Film; Tuck; United Motion Pictures (Ump); Özen Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student, who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates. As arguments, memories and bullets fly, the three stories are woven ever more tightly together, revealing how each of these Americans has a profound impact on each other--and the world.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Jerry Adams

Stand-In

Kimberly Aguirre

Accountant

Dan Akers

Digital Effects Artist

Evrim Akyilmaz

Visual Effects

Jon Alexander

Digital Effects Artist

Kevin Arthur

Visual Effects

Mustaq Ashrafi

Makeup Artist

Okan Ataman

Digital Effects Artist

François Audovy

Art Director

Brian Edward Avery

Stunt Performer

James Babineaux

Electrician

Lance Baetkey

Digital Effects Artist

Jerome Bakum

Visual Effects Editor

Chris Balog

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Barron

Audio Mixer

Margaret Batjer

Music

Scott Bauer

Assistant Property Master

Lester Bays

Props

Herman Beeftink

Song Performer

Herman Beeftink

Song

Erik Behar

Visual Effects

Gavin J. Behrman

Production Auditor

Kevin Bell

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Berens

Animal Wrangler

Jason Billington

Digital Effects Artist

David Bilow

Associate Editor

Duncan Blackman

Digital Effects Artist

John Blausey

Production

David Blitstein

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Bogen

2-D Artist

Bryan Booth

Generator Operator

Dan Bornstein

Visual Effects

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Christopher Boyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dan Bradley

Unit Director

Danny Bramson

Consultant

Amanda J Brand

Unit Publicist

Patrick Brennan

Digital Effects Artist

Jerrold F. Brooks

Props

Jill Brooks

Production

Chantell Brown

Production

Jeffrey S Brown

Greensman

John A. Brubaker

Transportation

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Lois Burwell

Makeup

John Campuzano

Visual Effects

Rick Canelli

Adr

Greg Cantrell

Rigging Electrician

Andrea Caretta

3-D Artist

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Screenplay

Matthew Michael Carnahan

Producer

Dan Carpluk

Grip

Leo C Castellano

Makeup

Daniel Cavey

Visual Effects

Charmaine Chan

Production

Hui Ling Chang

Production

John Chichester

Set Designer

Liz Chiz

Props Buyer

Gary A. Clark

Painter

Eden Clark-coblenz

Costume Supervisor

Dylan Coates

Visual Effects

Grady Cofer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dan E Collier

Driver

Kevin Collins

Advisor

Xiomara Comrie

Camera Assistant

Brian Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Conte

Compositing Supervisor

Dennis Cooper

Production

Brieween Corry

Grip

John Countryman

Audio Mixer

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Coordinator

Demelza Cronin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Cruise

Studio Executive

Brad Curry

Art Department

Roderick Curry

Foreman

Jill Daly

Visual Effects

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Gabriel De Cunto

Makeup Artist

Lori De Lapp

Costume Supervisor

Richard Denson

Driver

John Diersing

Props

Michael Diersing

Construction Coordinator

Tracy Dixon

Casting

Reggie Dominguez

Production Assistant

Jeff Doran

Digital Effects Artist

Lindsay Dougherty

Cashier

Robert Dean Dowling

Rigging Electrician

Ed Dunkley

Video

Michelle Dunton

Researcher

Jenny Eagan

Assistant Costume Designer

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Janeen Elliott

Digital Effects Artist

Josh Elliott

On-Set Dresser

Jimmy Ellis

Chief Lighting Technician

Sean England

Foley Recordist

Jack English

Chief Lighting Technician

Christian F Eubank

Special Effects Technician

Frank Eulner

Sound Designer

Antonio Evans

Medic

Roel Failma

Stunt Performer

Tracy Falco

Producer

Howard Fannon

Assistant Property Master

Andre Fenley

Supervising Sound Editor

Anna Fields

Production Coordinator

Carl Fischer

Boom Operator

Jay Floyd

Rights & Clearances

David Fogler

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Fonseca

Driver

Clay Fontenot

Stunt Performer

Doug Ford

Other

Thomas W Foster

Medic

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Albert Frigone

Loader

Jeff Frost

Models

Rachel Galbraith

Post-Production Assistant

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Ginny Galloway

Production Coordinator

Edgar Garcia

Craft Service

Marco Garcia

Craft Service

Rene Garcia

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Gardner

Visual Effects

Pascal Garneau

Foley Editor

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Jennifer Gerber

Assistant

Michael Gerbes

Adr Mixer

Angela Giannoni

Digital Effects Artist

Raymond Gibbs

Gang Boss

Tom Gibson

Key Grip

Alex Gitler

Compositing Supervisor

Rick Glenn

On-Set Dresser

Eileen Godoy

Film Lab

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Sean Graham

Stunt Performer

Bernie Granados

Medic

Jonathan Greber

Audio Mixer

Elizabeth Greenberg

Casting Associate

Susan Greenhow

Visual Effects Producer

Joseph Grossberg

Visual Effects Supervisor

J R Grubbs

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Haarhoff

Camera Operator

Jason Hadley

On-Set Dresser

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Scott E. Handt

Construction

Gene Hara

Electrician

Steve Hardie

Production Designer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Roland Hathaway

Special Effects Foreman

Andrew Hauptman

Producer

Delia Hauser

Costumer

Maureen Healy

2-D Artist

J. Roy Helland

Hair

J. Roy Helland

Makeup

James Henderson

Stand-In

Jourdan Henderson

Art Department Coordinator

Andre Hernandez

Craft Service

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Corey Hill

Hair Stylist

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Paul Hirsch

Editing

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Petur Hliddal

Sound Mixer

Phillip Hoffman

Visual Effects Producer

R J Hohman

Special Effects Technician

Bill Holderman

Associate Producer

Toby Holguin

Stunt Performer

Zain Homer

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Honrada

Digital Effects Artist

Jonathan Hook

Location Manager

Jim Hourihan

Software Engineer

Shirley Hsiao

Production

Darryl Humber

Dolly Grip

David Hunter

Visual Effects Editor

Joe Hutshing

Editor

Richard Hymns

Supervising Sound Editor

Amanda Instone

Rotoscope Animator

Amanda Instone

Background Painter

Mark Isham

Music Composer

Mike Jackson

Assistant Editor

David James

Photography

Julie Janney

Stand-In

Chris Jensen

Film Lab

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Ryan Jones

Digital Effects Artist

Will Jorgenson

Location Manager

Donna Kail

Assistant

Nick Karas

Special Effects Technician

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Paul Kavanagh

Animation Supervisor

Patrick Keenan

2-D Artist

April Kelley

Camera Assistant

Gary Kelso

Grip

Jamie Kemp

Craft Service

Charles Kern

Painter

Chris Kieffer

Video

David Kramer

Casting Associate

Mark Labonge

Camera Operator

Mark Labonge

Steadicam Operator

Mike Lane

Sound Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Lejon och lamm
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; Andell Entertainment; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinelease, Inc.; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Efilm; Film Finances, Inc.; Fireman'S Fund Insurance Company; For Stars Catering; Global Entertainment Partners; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Industrial Light + Magic; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Joann Kane Music Service; Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Carlo, LLP; Lucasfilm, Ltd.; Marin County; New Deal Studios, Inc.; Now Clear This!; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Pic; Pic Agency; Reel Security; Scarlet Letters; Skywalker Sound; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Sound One; United Artists Films; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Facilities; Wildwood Enterprises
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox International; 20th Century Fox Russia; Bontonfilm; Cinepix Sp. Z O.O.; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Empire; Equinoxe Films; Filmcompagniet; Forum; Fs Film Oy; Intercom; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Ozen Film; Sena; Tatra Film; Tuck; United Motion Pictures (Ump); Özen Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 9, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States November 2007

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Cinema 2007) October 18-27, 2007.

Released in United States Fall November 9, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Cinema 2007) October 18-27, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Gala--Opening Night) November 1-11, 2007.)

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.