George Clooney as Captain Charles Bosche; Woody Harrelson as Sergeant Keck; John Cusack as Captain John Gaff; Elias Koteas as Captain James Staros; Nick Nolte as Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Tall; Dash Mihok as Private First Class Doll; Adrien Brody as Corporal Fife; Sean Penn as First Sergeant Edward Welsh; Jared Leto as Second Lieutenant Whyte; John C. Reilly as Sergeant Storm; Kirk Acevedo as Pvt. Tella; Ben Chaplin as Private Jack Bell; James Caviezel as Private Witt; Mark Boone Junior as Pvt. Peale; Mark Boone as Pvt. Peale
Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.