A Few Good Men

  • 15
  • Rob Reiner (1992)
  • US
  • 132 min
A Few Good Men
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Film Review
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4 out of 5

The ultimate rebel Jack Nicholson has a ball playing the ultimate establishment figure in this star-laden, rather old-fashioned courtroom drama. In fact, Nicholson's role as the obsessive, hard-nosed marine officer is little more than a scene-stealing cameo - the two leads are Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, who play naval lawyers trying to discover the truth behind the death of a recruit. It's crisply directed by Rob Reiner, who once again shows that he is comfortable with numerous styles of film-making, and, if it becomes a little talky at times, the climactic fireworks between Nicholson and Cruise make for compulsive viewing. The fine supporting cast includes Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak and JT Walsh, and there's also a chilling cameo from Kiefer Sutherland.

Plot Summary

Courtroom drama starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Navy lawyer Daniel Kaffee is assigned to defend two marines accused of killing a colleague at their base in Cuba. As he gathers evidence for the case, Kaffee encounters strong opposition from the base's disciplinarian commanding officer.

Cast and crew


Lt Daniel Kaffee
Tom Cruise
Col Nathan R Jessep
Jack Nicholson
Lt Cmdr JoAnne Galloway
Demi Moore
Capt Jack Ross
Kevin Bacon
Lt Jonathan Kendrick
Kiefer Sutherland
Lt Sam Weinberg
Kevin Pollak
Private First Class Louden Downey
James Marshall
Lt Col Matthew Markinson
J T Walsh
Dr Stone
Christopher Guest
Judge Randolph
J A Preston
Lt Dave Spradling
Matt Craven
Lance Corporal Harold W Dawson
Wolfgang Bodison
Corporal Jeffrey Barnes
Noah Wyle
Corporal Carl Hammaker
Cuba Gooding Jr
Capt Whitaker
Xander Berkeley
Man in bar
Aaron Sorkin


Rob Reiner

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Violence, swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15