The Radio Times logo

A Few Good Men

  • Drama
  • 1992
  • Rob Reiner
  • 132 mins
  • 15

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.

Advertisement

Review

Rating: 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 (Misery, When Harry Met Sallÿ), 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.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
Lt Daniel KaffeeTom Cruise
Col Nathan R JessepJack Nicholson
Lt Cmdr JoAnne GallowayDemi Moore
Capt Jack RossKevin Bacon
Lt Jonathan KendrickKiefer Sutherland
Lt Sam WeinbergKevin Pollak
Private First Class Louden DowneyJames Marshall
Lt Col Matthew MarkinsonJ T Walsh
Dr StoneChristopher Guest
Judge RandolphJ A Preston
Lt Dave SpradlingMatt Craven
Lance Corporal Harold W DawsonWolfgang Bodison
Corporal Jeffrey BarnesNoah Wyle
Corporal Carl HammakerCuba Gooding Jr
Capt WhitakerXander Berkeley
Man in barAaron Sorkin

Crew

rolename
DirectorRob Reiner

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content