A Few Good Men

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Genre: Dramas
Director: Rob Reiner - American Director/Actor
Theatrical Release: 1992
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 138 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

When two marines are charged with murdering a member of their platoon during an unsanctioned disciplinary action in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the armed forces hire a lieutenant they believe is a lightweight defense attorney. Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) prides himself in having successfully plea-bargained every one of his 44 cases and would just as well make this one his 45th. However, ambitious internal affairs officer Lieutenant Commander Jo Ann Galloway (Demi Moore) smells a rat in the form of a hushed-up practice known as Code Red and, furious at Kaffee's halfhearted efforts, gets hired as the younger cadet's defender. Aided by Lt. Com. Galloway's prodding, Lt. Kaffee begins to realize the rottenness of the whole affair and sets to take on the whole Guantanamo Bay marine corps and its codes, a decision that makes inevitable a ferocious head-to-head showdown with an immovable force. Irascible Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson, in one of the most striking performances of his fabled career) heads the Cuban marine base and is on the cusp of appointment to the National Security Council. Jessup embodies both the necessity and the evil in necessary evil and does not take lightly to anyone questioning his or his corps' methods. Aaron Sorkin's script is adapted from his own gripping award-winning Broadway play and is skillfully brought to the screen by director Rob Reiner.;

Language Usage   Original
Release Language   English
Color   Color
HiFi Sound   Y
Surround Sound   Y
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   Y
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   Y
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   N
Extra Info   Special Edition
Kevin Bacon - Omnipresent American actor, FOOTLOOSE, MYSTIC RIVER
Jack Nicholson - American actor, producer, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Rob Reiner - American Director/Actor
Kiefer Sutherland - Actor/Director, 24
J.T. Walsh - Prolific character actor
James Marshall - American Actor
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Oscar-winning American Actor, JERRY MAGUIRE
Wolfgang Bodison - American Actor
David Bowe - Star, Film and TV appearances, began in mid '80s, THE ROCK
David Brown - Producer, worked with Richard Zanuck, began in '73, JAWS
Aaron Sorkin - Screenwriter, A FEW GOOD MEN
Rolling Stone
01/07/1993
"...A FEW GOOD MEN has Oscar written all over it....Nicholson is a marvel - fierce, funny and coiled to spring..."
Sight and Sound
01/01/1993
"...A sure-fire hit....Cruise is all confidence and ease..."
USA Today
12/11/1992
"...Jack Nicholson's most caustic performance ever....He's the greatest of MEN's good actors..."
Chicago Sun-Times
12/11/1992
"...Cruise is well-cast and effective....Demi Moore is attractive and determined..."
Entertainment Weekly
06/08/2001
"...Tom Cruise gives the best performance of his career..."
Ultimate DVD
05/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an intelligent and provocative piece centred on the prosecution of alleged physical and mental abuse in Guantanemo Bay..."

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