A Few Good Men 1992

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Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a Navy lawyer assigned to defend two men who accidentally killed a Private by asphyxiating him with a towel. Initially working out a quick and easy plea bargain with the prosecuting lawyer (Kevin Bacon), Kaffee is persuaded to investigate the case further by a determined colleague (Demi Moore).

Starring:
Jack Nicholson,Tom Cruise
Runtime:
2 hours, 12 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Rob Reiner
Starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise
Supporting actors Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "themanwhosrarelythere" on 13 Nov. 2002
Format: DVD
This adaptation by Aaron Sorkin (he made up The West Wing) of his own stage play is a superb piece of trial by movies. When a young, somewhat out of place marine private is killed, apparently murdered by two of his comrades, the JAG corps send Lt-Cmdr Galloway (an, as always, somewhat wooden, Demi Moore), Lt. Caffey (Tom Cruise, earning his 1st Oscar nomination in the process) and Lt. Weinberg (the always watchable Kevin Pollak) to investigate. Along the way they discover conspiracy, cover up, and a sociopathic general (yes, that's Jack).
Nicholson's hardly in it, but he lights up the screen when he's there, he's so good it's scary. Cruise is more than watchable in his role of the showy lawyer maturing faster than he wants, and it's a credit to him that in the final showdown, he keeps pace with Nicholson, never being outdone or pushed off screen. The film also boasts fine turns from Kevin bacon, Kiefer Sutherland and the late JT Walsh, but they could have found a better actress than Moore. Also the character can be somewhat irritating.
Sorkin's script is fantastic, sharp, witty, and explosive at the very end. Right, let's talk about that scene. This is a truly great showdown, right down to the angry, sneering speech from Col Jessop (it comes right after 'You can't handle the truth!'). This is just a very watchable, entertaining and involving thriller. It follows the standard lines of a courtroom thriller, through the 'it's a hopeless case' starting through to the dramatic turnaround, but it at least has a small sting in the tail. Watch it now. Are we clear?
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. PADGHAM on 18 Aug. 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The story of the investigation into the death of a US Marine is brilliantly portrayed in this film. Undoubtedly one of Jack Nicholson's finest roles (as the much-feared Colonel Jessep) and justly supported by that of Tom Cruise who is brilliant as the young, Harvard-taught lawyer, Lt. Danny Kaffe, who simply wants to settle the case without entering a courtroom, but the determination of Lt-Commander Joanne Galloway (Demi Moore) ensures that Danny's job is not going to be a pushover! The court scenes are compelling viewing and the outcome is in doubt right up to the final scene. Anyone with a vague idea about military life will enjoy this film. There isn't a bad actor/actress in it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By luke.whithead@emap.com on 4 Sept. 2001
Format: DVD
Cut out the final few scenes and this film would have been classed as a mediocre production. However, Cruise v Nicholson in the courtroom make cinema history. Its quotable, emotional and no matter how many times you watch it it is still edge of the seat stuff. Rarely has a film been so sucessful at fully engaging the viewer in the plot of the film. Converting others to the cause will be difficult as they may be reluctant to sit through one and a half hours of Cruise's character comfortably developing as a person. But the story does have the kind of links that you feel clever for figuring out yourself. The DVD itself is disappointing. The conversion isn't sharp enough and there is a lack of any extras at all. Extras don't infulence my decision to buy a DVD, but in this case it would have been fantastic to see how the original trailers were put together. Nevertheless, we have no choice in the matter; everyone should own this film. The market leader in the genre of military courtroom drama.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pantheon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 Oct. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This blu-ray totally lived up to my expectations. Whenever I replace a DVD with a Blu-ray there is always a risk that the upgrade will not be worth the expense (think Ghostbusters). Thankfully, with A Few Good Men there was absolutely nothing to worry about. The picture and audio is crystal clear.
Audio tracks available:
English and German Dolby Digital and PCM (Uncompressed) 5.1
French and Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1.
Polish Dolby Surround

Subtitles:
English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish

Special Features:
Commentary from Rob Reiner, two featurettes and some preview trailers.

Anyone who loves this film should buy this blu-ray...and sit there marvelling at how much Oscar talent is on the screen!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Themis-Athena on 2 Nov. 2008
Format: DVD
How much critical thought can the military allow its rank and file? Certainly most orders must be followed unquestioningly; otherwise ultimately the entire Armed Services would collapse. But where do you draw the line? Does it matter how well soldiers know not only their military but also their civic duties? Does it matter whether trials against members of the military are handled by way of court-martials, or before a country's ordinary courts?

I first saw "A Few Good Men" as an in-flight movie, and after the first couple of scenes I thought that for once they'd really picked the right kind of flick: A bit cliched (yet another idle, unengaged lawyer being dragged into vigorously pursuing a case against his will), but good actors, a good director and a promising storyline.

Then the movie cut from the introductory scenes in Washington, D.C. to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Jack Nicholson (Colonel Nathan Jessup) inquired: "Who the f**k is PFC William T. Santiago?"

And suddenly I was all eyes and ears.

Director Rob Reiner and Nicholson's costars describe on the movie's DVD how from the first time Nicholson spoke this (his very first) line in rehearsal he had everybody's attention; and the overall bar for a good performance immediately rose to new heights. Based on my own reaction, I believe them sight unseen. Or actually, not really "unseen," as the result of Nicholson's influence is there for everybody to watch: Never mind that he doesn't actually have all that much screen time, his intensity as an actor and the personality of his character, Colonel Jessup, dominate this movie more than anything else; far beyond the now-famous final showdown with Tom Cruise's Lieutenant Kaffee.
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