Back Icon
Search Where to Stream Anything
Account IconLogin|Sign Up
|
A Bright Shining Lie Backdrop
WATCH

A Bright Shining Lie

Drama18+ (R)19981h 58m
55/ 100shadow
#50135 Ranked Movie
A Bright Shining Lie Poster
Not Available
Hit + Want to See to get notified when it's added to your services.

A Bright Shining Lie (1998)

Reelgood Logo
55/100
IMDB Logo
6.4/10
1.5K Votes
Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19981h 58m

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.A Bright Shining Lie featuring Bill Paxton and Amy Madigan is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can add it to your want to see list for updates. It's a drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (1,507 votes).

Where to Watch A Bright Shining Lie

This section may contain affiliate links to our partners.i
Best
Rent/Buy
Free

Region
Dropdown Icon

RATINGS & REVIEWS

1 Rating
0 Reviews
Loved
Active Heart Icon
100%
Liked
Active Like Icon
0%
Disliked
Dislike Icon
0%
You Haven't Rated or Reviewed A Bright Shining Lie Yet
Love
Like
Dislike
Share your thoughts

People Also Liked

 U-571 Poster
Rate It
imdb logo6.6/10
Reelgood Logo
77/100

U-571 (2000)

Our Picks on Paramount +

Cast & Crew

TG

Terry George

Director
0/ 100shadow
Streamability Score
Info icon
The Streamability Score factors in where something can be watched at a given moment and weighs it against the popularity and cost of the available streaming services. The higher the score, the easier it is to stream for the largest number of people.
plus minus icon

Not available to watch free online.

plus minus icon

Not available to stream on a subscription service.

plus minus icon

Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

plus minus icon

Not available to rent or buy.

55/ 100shadow
Reelgood Score
Info icon
The Reelgood Score takes into account audience and critics scores from IMDb and critic sentiment, recent popularity, and other quality markers like genres or cast & crew to help you find what to watch. The higher the score, the better the movie or show.
#50,135 Ranked Movie

#369 Ranked in War Movies

#1954 Ranked in War Movies

#22563 Ranked in Drama Movies

A Bright Shining Lie has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (1,507 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

bg
TV

Subscribe To Watch

disney_plus

The Punisher

After his revenge on those who murdered his family, aimless Marine veteran Frank Castle finds a new meaning in life as a vigilante known as "The Punisher".

disney_plus
Play on Disney+
More Info

Promoted

About A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie Overview

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.

Age rating: 18+ (R)
Runtime: 1h 58m

Extra Information

Related Genres: Drama
Related Tags: War
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Jan 1, 1998