The film’s more immediate drama lies in the tillman family’s refusal to let pat be used in death as he refused to be used in life, as a propaganda chip, the gung-ho face of the bush wars. The tillman story (2010) when pat tillman gave up his professional football career to join the army rangers in 2002, he became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty but the truth about pat tillman is far more complex, and ultimately far more heroic, than the caricature. 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.
The tillman story photos view all photos (7) the tillman story quotes no quotes approved yet for the tillman story logged in users can submit quotes. Synopsis in 2002, as america was poised to go to war in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, pat tillman, a defensive back with the arizona cardinals, joined the united states army, believing he had a duty to serve in a time of need even though he had signed a lucrative deal to play professional football. The tillman story a mystery a cover up a crime one family will risk everything for the truth making a world premiere during the sundance film festival of 2010, the documentary, “the tillman story,” revolves around the rise and fall of pat tillman an arizona cardinal defensive back and war “hero. The family of professional football player turned soldier pat tillman sets out to explore and uncover the real story behind their son's death in april 2004 when he was serving in afghanistan.
The title for amir bar-lev’s well-researched, deeply moving documentary about pat tillman is just fine as it is, since the “story” part of the tillman story refers in part to the attempts to turn the “friendly fire” death of the former nfl star and army ranger into pro-enlistment myth-making. But they made up a story, tillman says made up a story, mary contends, because when her son had left behind his football career to join the army rangers, he'd become one of the most high. Amir bar-lev’s the tillman story is a heartbreaking and profoundly troubling documentary filled with unanswered questions and hidden truths. The tillman story is a 2010 american documentary film directed by amir bar-lev the film is about the death of football player turned us army ranger pat tillman in the war in afghanistan, the coverup of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth.
Pat tillman, in a 2003 photo provided by photography plus tillman was killed in a friendly-fire incident in afghanistan on april 22, 2004 ap hide caption. Summaries pat tillman never thought of himself as a hero his choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The tillman story is about a professional athlete in a sport that many people love, many people are indifferent about, and many people fundamentally dislike for its violence and overwhelming corporate capitalism. The tillman story purports to be an exposé of the cover-up of the death by friendly fire of the army ranger and one time nfl star pat tillman but, provocative and colorful as the film is, it does the very thing it denounces -- massaging the facts to seize tillman for a political agenda.
A documentary film, the tillman story, was shown at the sundance film festival on january 23, 2010, and was released in august 2010 boots on the ground by dusk: my tribute to pat tillman modern times. Pat tillman chose to walk away from a multi million-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do.
The pat tillman story was a eye opener and showed the us generals and rumsfeld to me at least appeared to be corrupt and not telling the truth. The tillman story resounds with emotion and insight, and goes beyond an indictment of the government to touch on themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself 4 images news. Pat tillman and his brother kevin in “the tillman story” credit donald lee/weinstein company what soldier, anticipating his death in combat, wouldn’t want to be remembered as a fallen.