Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie quotes provide the often tense dialogue to the film about one soldier's journey from the battleground to being honored at an NFL game. The 3D war drama was directed by Ang Lee using a screenplay Jean-Christophe Castelli adapted from the book of the same name by Ben Fountain. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk opened in theaters on November 11, 2016.
In Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie quotes, viewers meet the title character, Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), a young man who is serving as a specialist in the Army in Iraq. Billy and his company, including Shroom (Vin Diesel) and Sgt. David Dime (Garrett Hedlund), and a television news crew come under fire and barely survive. When footage of the battle is picked up by major news organizations, Billy and his company are ordered back home to go on a victory tour as war heroes.
But when Billy returns home, including to sister Kathryn (Kristen Stewart) and girlfriend Faison (Makenzie Zorn), adapting to civilian life, especially after dealing with a deadly war firefight, is difficult. So while his company is honored, including at a halftime feature for the Thanksgiving day Dallas Cowboys game, Billy struggles to understand how he's being honored for one of the worst days of his life.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie quotes also feature lines from costars like Chris Tucker and Steve Martin. For other movie quotes, check out lists from fall 2016 movies such as Hacksaw Ridge, Loving, Trolls, and Doctor Strange.
Something Bigger Than Yourself
Shroom: What do we owe the pleasure of your enlistment, Private Lynn?
Billy Lynn: A sorry excuse for a warrior I'm turning out to be.
Shroom: Make it about something bigger than yourself.
Billy realizes that he might not be cut out for war or being a good soldier and expresses as much to Shroom. It's the advice that Billy receives back that changes Billy's view on what it means to serve.
It's Going Down
Shroom: These men are fighters. Let your training guide you.
Billy Lynn: Is this it?
Shroom: It's going down.
Billy Lynn: What?
Shroom: Let's go!
Billy Lynn: Shroom's been hit!
Billy and his company are in a fierce battle with the enemy in these Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie quotes. In a worst-case scenario, their leader, Shroom, is shot, something that shakes Billy and the others.
We Need to Get It
Albert: What you guys go through, Billy, it's real hard for us to get it, but we need to get it.
Albert tries to explain to Billy how it's so important that regular civilians understand, or at least try to understand what soldiers go through. Those who have not been to war may never truly understand, but that doesn't mean Billy or others should stop trying to get them to understand.
I Made a Commitment
Kathryn Lynn: Wait, what if you don't go?
Billy Lynn: I have to, Kat. I made a commitment.
Billy Lynn: I still got a long walk ahead of me.
Faison: And I will be waiting for you
As Billy prepares to head to Iraq with the Army, he speaks to two people most important to him in these Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk movie quotes. No one is especially excited that he's going to war, but Billy feels his duty to serve.