Lions For Lambs

Synopsis: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a promising student to re-engage. Decisions press upon the reporter, the student, and the soldiers.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Director(s): Robert Redford
Production: MGM
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Four troops were murdered with

on explosive in a car...

... more than 3 thousand units of the I exercise

North American has died from the 2003.

I increase of the attacks


Office of the Senator Jasper Irving


As you he/she wants.

He is in the Cabinet.

Do excuse?

- The senator.

- Oh.

Hello. Good morning, Janine.

Alone they would be bad if there was not anything...

... new.

Sit down, please.

Do you want coffee, does it dilute, tea?

No, thank you.

- It is very good to see you.

- Thank you.


- Senator?

- Orchid, you bring me a coffee, please.

I read the history that you wrote in

Rise. You investigated in the politics.

Did you make it?

In fact I believe that it is a good history.

It is a different angle.

Thank you.

We are waiting for you

personal of public relationships?

No. Alone we will be you and me.

Not I want them to interrupt

the captious questions.

Oh. that luck.

You were the first that me

he/she helped with my candidacy...

... and now I return you the favor.

Not it was a favor. It was

alone as I saw you years ago.

In all ways I am been appreciated.

I am considering to stay in your team.

Not he/she knew that pressed that the count was.

I won for 77% of the votes.

Oh yes.

I have not forgotten it.

You are aware that I am

making this line of time... ?

If. You are making the line of time

more detailed of the world of the terror...

... and I bet to that if it is as another of those lines

of time that you/they have come out from last year...

... you will hoist the candles

to open up I happen...

... in this complicated world.

I believe that you are exaggerating a little.

You will be you who he/she makes the decisions.

- Don't you trust us?

- I trust you.

And for that reason it is that you are here.

To discuss what, exactly?

To see if you want to write

a honest history again.

To remember the little attention that

he/she has been lent to the war...

... during six years.

You can make money with this.

Which is the history?

It is about a new plan...

... that you is

developing in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan? A new plan?

A new plan that

it will win the war so much,

and as tawdry as this it can sound,

the heart and people's mind.

Which is the plan?

Obviously, I will find it

impossible to be everything.

It imagined that for security, of course.

I announce you that you can

to write a history...

... on what we are

making now in Afghanistan.

Not six years ago, but now.

The defense advisers

they have made sure...

... a sure victory.

What is this?


This meeting.

This is my best effort...

... to maintain to the

it presses well informed.

And to change the matter...

... of the past to the future.

And all the errors...

... and to count about how

we work to amend them.


How long do you have today?

I have up to 11:
00 o'clock.

The complete hour?

They should be terrified.

Oh, not.

We are resolved.

Afghanistan. 6:
30 p. m.

Hour of Afghanistan.



Having Frinks,

did you make what I requested you?

I already made it, Mister.

How was it you?

I was to 15 miles of the place.

Very well. Rodrguez?

All fact, Mister.

Of agreement, I want them to take notes

because I want that they ask questions.

Good news first.

Al-Qaeda and the talibanes have you

reduced to a flock of wolves,

so they don't create all it

that they read in the newspapers.

We have been successful combatting to the one

enemy and we have weakened them...

... and we are more imposing

since we arrive here.

That is good.

The bad news, we have

that to continue combatting them,

we have to close the attack,

while we don't attack them,

stronger they become.

Remember the motto.

Never attacks for a lot

time to your enemy because...

He/she will adapt to your attack, Mister.

He/she will adapt to your

attack, that is correct.

Here the points are,

study them.

It has been reported...

... that Al-Qaeda plans to open up

a new front in this place.

Are these data up-to-date, Mister?

That is not the whole problem,

there is not there sufficiently nobody him

strong to combat this enemy,

the colonel says that we cannot leave

that these types leave now home.

Then. Why the enemy

is this making now?

What is happening is that the one

enemy intended to settle down...

... as a legitimate force of

it combats with the town, another time.

Of where they would come this people?

Van from door to door requesting him/her to

the families that you/they give to their children,

if they don't give them their children, these they are

executed in front of their families,

this it is the number one.

The second, it is Iraq.

Al-Qaeda and the talibanes are

forming a front to continue...

To continue toward where, Mister?

That cannot say it. No

I can answer that question...

They already know too much.

We are continuing to

terrorists refugees or...

... do we move to another territory, Mister?

In the city they have become stronger

and the conditions are uglier,

it is hour of hitting them

and to kick them the bottom.

Van to make an attack

air in this place of here.

We will establish a center of

operations, here, fair to their left...

... with 4 points of operations.

We will fly to 8 thousand feet of height and

we will give turns of 360 on the valley.

The enemy will want it

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Matthew Michael Carnahan

Matthew Michael Carnahan (sometimes credited as Matt Carnahan) is an American screenwriter who wrote the feature film The Kingdom (2007), and the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama serial State of Play. Carnahan also wrote the screenplay for Lions for Lambs for United Artists. His brother is Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed Narc (2002), Smokin' Aces (2006) and The A-Team (2010). More recently, he worked on the screenplay for the zombie film World War Z (2013). He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Nemesis with his brother Joe Carnahan. more…

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