Few Good Men (Blu-ray) (1992)
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Editor's NoteWhen two marines are charged with murdering a member of their platoon during an unsanctioned disciplinary action in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the armed forces hire a lieutenant they believe is a lightweight defense attorney. Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) prides himself in having successfully plea-bargained every one of his 44 cases and would just as well make this one his 45th. However, ambitious internal affairs officer Lieutenant Commander Jo Ann Galloway (Demi Moore) smells a rat in the form of a hushed-up practice known as Code Red and, furious at Kaffee's halfhearted efforts, gets hired as the younger cadet's defender. Aided by Lt. Com. Galloway's prodding, Lt. Kaffee begins to realize the rottenness of the whole affair and sets to take on the whole Guantanamo Bay marine corps and its codes, a decision that makes inevitable a ferocious head-to-head showdown with an immovable force. Irascible Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson, in one of the most striking performances of his fabled career) heads the Cuban marine base and is on the cusp of appointment to the National Security Council. Jessup embodies both the necessity and the evil in necessary evil and does not take lightly to anyone questioning his or his corps' methods. Aaron Sorkin's script is adapted from his own gripping award-winning Broadway play and is skillfully brought to the screen by director Rob Reiner.
Cast & Crew
|Cuba Gooding Jr.|
|David Brown - Producer|
|Aaron Sorkin - Screenwriter|
|Rob Reiner - Director|
Plot SummaryIn Rob Reiner's A FEW GOOD MEN, the military hires a young defense attorney to handle a controversial case. However, when a headstrong lieutenant commander joins the proceedings, the tension dramatically rises.
|"You want answers?"----Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson)|"I think I'm entitled."----Lt. Kaffee (Tom Cruise)|"You want answers?"----Col. Jessup |"I want the truth!"----Lt. Kaffee |"You can't handle the truth!"----Col. Jessup|