The Tillman Story

The Tillman Story

DVD - 2011
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Pat Tillman chose to walk away from a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do. Documented are the facts surrounding the way the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool, which is totally unfathomable.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 355.0092 T466T 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nursebob
Jan 23, 2017

A solid and well-informed documentary by Amir Bar-Lev about a most amazing man—a world class athlete and risk-taker as well as a quiet, well-read, introvert—who, in death, was thrust into a spotlight he had always tried to avoid. That his death was tragic is a given, but how that tragedy was later twisted into a propaganda tool for Bush’s America is both infuriating and disheartening. News reels, home movies, and a perfect mix of ad-libbed talking heads bring Pat’s story home, but Bar-Lev’s film ultimately rests on the shoulders of Pat's mother Dannie, a most tenacious advocate who emerges as a force to be reckoned with.

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darlenestrom
Feb 07, 2014

This was actually quite gently presented in comparison to the Wikileaks documentary footage. In those the U.S. military personnel calm and seemingly undisturbed, shooting innocent civilians for really no reason. Lofty perch up there in that pricey helicopter and state-of-the-art weapon. Of course no one on the ground has any gun at all. Makes me ashamed that we are standing there beside them in that war.

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HellbillyHillhound
Feb 07, 2013

Incredible film!! Leaves you shell-shocked. If you love the U.S.A., watch this movie! Should be required viewing for all High Schools.

howardpoole Dec 11, 2012

It was good to hear the story from the familys perspective-a real eye opener. Seems the govt will stop at nothing to protect its image. A worthwhile movie

real_thing Dec 01, 2011

this movie deplicts the real world. THIS MAN WAS A TRUE PARIOT, A SOILDER. Also an NFL football player.

Alayney Nov 03, 2011

Disappointing to say the least.

emer01 May 26, 2011

Terrific doc about a hell of a man. Pat Tillman was a stud! If I can raise my son to be half the man he was, I'll be a genius. Also, I'm so amazed with the integrity and perserverance of this family to make sure the real story is known. I'd say hands down, best doc of 2010! Interesting to me that this didn't get more notice in the awards circuit. Seems pretty fishy that there wasn't even an Oscar nom. Watch it!

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sdelao
Apr 20, 2011

This documentary was heartbreaking! The story of Pat Tillman has been told and twisted around so often (by the media, government, etc.). This documentary tells it from the family's point of view and how they feel unequivocally that their son's death was used as a propaganda tool to rally support for two wars. This film will make you angry and outraged. The director did an excellent job in giving voice to Tillman's family.

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