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In the Valley of Elah With his rhinoceros-hide mug and no-frills acting, Tommy Lee Jones thoroughly inhabits the role of an ex-MP investigating his son's mysterious death....In the Valley of ElahDrama, WarPT119MR With his rhinoceros-hide mug and no-frills acting, Tommy Lee Jones thoroughly inhabits the role of an ex-MP investigating his son's mysterious death....2008-03-03James FrancoSusan SarandonJames Franco, Susan SarandonWarner Independent Pictures
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In the Valley of Elah

Genre: Drama, War; Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon; Director: Paul Haggis; Author: Paul Haggis; Release Date Limited: 09/14/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 119; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

With his rhinoceros-hide mug and no-frills acting, Tommy Lee Jones thoroughly inhabits the role of an ex-MP investigating his son’s mysterious death. His Oscar-nominated turn irons out some allegorical and dramatic bumps in Paul Haggis’ Iraq-themed procedural, steering an exploration of the war’s toll on its troops into something stinging and mournful. A flop in theaters, In the Valley of Elah deserves a second chance on DVD. EXTRAS A pair of making-ofs include unsettling interviews with the parents of Richard Thomas Davis, a murdered GI ? whose case inspired Haggis’ script.