A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

Rob Reiner (1992)

132min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Two marines based in Cuba stand accused of murdering a comrade-in-arms. Three Navy lawyers working on their defence unearth evidence that the soldiers may have been acting under orders, which points to a trail of corruption leading all the way to a top-ranking officer. Drama based on Aaron Sorkin's stage play, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Pollack, Jack Nicholson, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon.

Cast & 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
Director Rob Reiner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK) Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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