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A Few Good Men (1992)

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

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In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Kaffee is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey's Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway to represent him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG Sam Weinberg. The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a "CODE RED". Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screw-ups aren't tolerated. Especially by Col. Nathan Jessup. In Cuba, Jessup and two senior officers try to give all the help they can, but Kaffee knows something's fishy. In the conclusion of the film, the fireworks are set off by a confrontation between Jessup and Kaffee. Written by Matt Curtolo <curt@epix.net>

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11 December 1992 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$141,340,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,240,178
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Demi Moore reportedly agreed to negotiate her three million dollar asking price down to two million dollars because she was competing with Jodie Foster and Linda Hamilton for the role, and also because she badly needed another hit after the triple box-office failures of The Butcher's Wife (1991), Mortal Thoughts (1991), and Nothing But Trouble (1991). See more »

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Danny shouldn't be asking Sam how to get Dawson a new lawyer because Danny is considered the best litigator in their office. If he really is the best he would already know how to get any of his clients a new lawyer in case one day he decides to drop his clients for any reason. See more »

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Awesome Courtroom Drama
20 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

A young hotshot naval lawyer (Cruise) is given what seems to be an open and shut case of two marines murdering another while he slept. Cruise, who has a reputation for plea bargaining was assigned by division, to defend the accused. Could it be so it never sees the inside of a courtroom?

Over seeing the defence of the accused is Demi Moore, from internal affairs, who is renowned for her attention to detail. She believes their innocence and suspects a cover up.

In charge of the marine unit in question is Jack Nicholson, a hard-ass marine who commands respect and demands the best.

With outstanding performances from Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, and Yes Demi Moore as well. The plot develops, and the conspiracy surrounding the case becomes apparent. And its up to Cruise to lay his career on the line to find the truth.

This movie is a powerful drama, and is fantastically well made.

I love it 10/10


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