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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Aaron Sorkin (play)
Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 December 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In the heart of the nation's capital, in a courthouse of the U.S. government, one man will stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.
Plot:
Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson bring some seriously stellar performances to the table in this legal drama. See more (303 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Rob Reiner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Aaron Sorkin (play)

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)

Produced by
David Brown .... producer
William S. Gilmore .... executive producer (as William Gilmore)
Steve Nicolaides .... co-producer
Rachel Pfeffer .... executive producer
Rob Reiner .... producer
Andrew Scheinman .... producer
Jeffrey Stott .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
Steven Nevius  (as Steve Nevius)
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Art Direction by
David F. Klassen  (as David Klassen)
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Taylor 
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup department head (as Steve Abrums)
Enzo Angileri .... hair stylist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist (as Edouard F. Henriques III)
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist
Larry Waggoner .... head hair stylist
Sherri Bramlett .... key hair stylist: Washington, D.C. (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christy Dimmig .... post-production supervisor
Steve Nicolaides .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director (as Algric L. Chaplin)
Matthew H. Rowland .... second assistant director (as Matthew Rowland)
Alisa Statman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Donald R. Abblett .... stand-by painter (as Don Abblett)
James Bittl .... greensman
Richard Boris .... greensman
Suzanne De Grandis .... construction clerk (as Suzanne DeGrandis)
Renee Faia .... art department coordinator
Ildefonso Goris .... greensman (as Idlefonso Goris)
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... illustrator (as Tom Lay)
Jerry Moss .... property master
Thomas J. O'Brien .... painter supervisor (as Tom O'Brien)
Lee Orlikoff .... leadman
Ken Peterson .... assistant property master
Craig Raiche .... assistant property master
Virginia L. Randolph .... set designer (as Virginia Randolph)
Darin Raney .... art department assistant
Doug Rosenberger .... construction foreman
Terry Scott .... construction coordinator
Robert Woodruff .... set designer (as Rob Woodruff)
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Paul Ford .... set dresser (uncredited)
Angela O'Neill .... prop production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
Parker Swanson .... additional set dresser (uncredited)
Ron Yates .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Baetz .... boom operator
Carmen Baker .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Desmond Cannon .... assistant adr editor (as Desmond R. Cannon)
Tim Chau .... sound editor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Robert Eber .... sound mixer (as Bob Eber)
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Leigh French .... adr voiceover coordinator
Sandy Garcia .... foley recordist (as Sandra Garcia)
Leonard T. Geschke .... sound editor (as Lenny Geschke)
Jeremy J. Gordon .... sound editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Ann Hadsell .... adr recordist
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Bob Hile .... machine operator
Andrea Horta .... supervising adr editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Elliott Koretz .... sound editor (as Elliot Koretz)
Joe Morrisey .... sound editor
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Mel Neiman .... processed sound effects
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Jim Quinn .... machine operator
Rob Scott .... boom operator
Gary L.G. Simpson .... stage engineer (as Gary Simpson)
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Roger V. Stevenson .... cable person (as Roger Stevenson)
Mark A. Tracy .... assistant sound editor (as Mark Tracy)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eugene Crum .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Sawicki .... matte shots (as Mark A. Sawicki)
Robert Stromberg .... matte shots
John E. Sullivan .... matte shots (as John Sullivan)
 
Stunts
Tim A. Davison .... stunt coordinator (as Tim Davison)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Audie Aragon .... grip
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Matt Craven .... rigging grip: Washington
Brian Devin .... grip
Vincent Galindez .... additional first assistant camera: Washington (as Vinnie Galindez)
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator
Scott Gillis .... rigging grip best boy
R.L. Gittens Jr. .... lamp operator (as Roy L. Gittens Jr.)
Khan Griffith .... lamp operator
Mark Hadland .... assistant lighting technician
Gary B. Kibbe .... director of photography: second unit (as Gary Kibbe)
Ian Kincaid .... chief lighting technician
Dean M. King .... grip (as Dean King)
Jeff Kluttz .... rigging grip
Gábor Kövér .... additional camera operator: Washington (as Gabor Kover)
Hugh McCallum .... best boy grip
Craig Molsberry .... lamp operator
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Dayton Nietert .... rigging gaffer
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (as Kenny Nishino)
Bill O'Leary .... rigging gaffer: Washington
Darrin C. Porter .... lamp operator (as Darrin Porter)
Paul Postelnicu .... additional second assistant camera: Washington
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer: Washington D.C. (as Andy Schwartz)
Dennis Seawright .... second assistant camera
Nick Shuster .... camera loader
Keith L. Smith .... camera production assistant (as Keith Smith)
Victor Svimonoff .... assistant rigging gaffer
Robert Ulland .... Steadicam operator: Washington (as Bob Ulland)
Steve Venetis .... lamp operator
Josh Bleibtreu .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Rusty Gardner .... electrician: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Rex Anson Rhorer .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Rick Strodel .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Susanna Griffith .... casting associate
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
Victor Davis .... extras casting (uncredited)
F. Pierre Gatling .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer (as Darryl Athons)
Margo Baxley .... costumer: women
Lucinda Campbell .... costumer
Nancy Cone .... costumer
David Page .... costumer
James W. Tyson .... costumer: men (as James Tyson)
Leslie Weir .... costumer
Linda M. Boyland .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Alan Edward Bell .... first assistant editor
Phil Downey .... color timer
Nina Lucia .... assistant editor
Mary Morrisey .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Ralph Grierson .... music programmer
Artie Kane .... conductor
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Hummie Mann .... additional orchestrator
Hummie Mann .... music producer
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Marc Shaiman .... music producer
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dave Amberik .... production driver
John Armstrong .... production driver
Chet Badalato .... production driver
James R. Brown .... transportation coordinator (as James Brown)
Russ Buckens .... production driver
Kenneth Cervi .... production driver
Linda Cipperley .... production driver
Jerry Cipperly .... production driver (as Jerry Cipperley)
Kelly Joe Dugan .... production driver
Stephen J. Eads .... production driver (as Steve Eads)
David Garris .... production driver
Randy Gaston .... production driver (as Randall Lee Gaston)
Benson Jones .... production driver
Gregory A. Landes .... production driver (as Greg Landes)
John Kris Larsen .... production driver (as John Larsen)
Stephen A. Latina .... production driver (as Steve Latina)
Clair E. Leucart .... production driver (as Clair Leucart)
Bob Limon .... production driver
Leo Loa .... production driver
Ken Lubin .... production driver
Dennis McLaughlin .... production driver
Patrick A. McLaughlin .... production driver (as Patrick McLaughlin)
Bill Murphy .... production driver
Edward A. Powell .... production driver (as Ed Powell)
Manny Quinones .... transportation captain: Washington
Becky Raiche .... production driver
Ted Reed .... production driver
Tim Roslan .... transportation captain
Danny Rowe .... production driver
Ken Strong Jr. .... production driver (as Ken Strong II)
 
Other crew
Pamela Allain .... production secretary
Joseph Aspromonti .... production assistant (as Joe Aspromonti)
Lisa Aubel .... production assistant
David M. Brahms .... technical consultant (as Brigadier General David M. Brahms USMC [Ret.])
Alison Cannon .... assistant production accountant (as Alison Belanger)
Daneen Lagrone Conroy .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Daneen Conroy)
Leslie Cornyn .... post-production accountant
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager
Michael Doven .... assistant: Tom Cruise
Elizabeth Ervin .... production coordinator
Linda Folsom .... production coordinator (as Linda Allan-Folsom)
Mickey Garrigan .... production assistant
Alison Harstedt .... assistant production accountant
Jeri Held .... publicist: Washington
Jody Hummer .... assistant location manager
Jeff Jones .... assistant: Mr. Reiner
Pam Jones .... assistant: Mr. Reiner
K. Lenna Katich .... production accountant (as K. Lenna Kunkel)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (as Robert Lampkin)
Steve Levine .... talent coordinator
Keith Madden .... projectionist: Washington
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
Annika Nord .... production assistant
Bettina Tendler O'Mara .... production promotions coordinator (as Bettina Tendler-O'Mara)
Catherine Rae Purves .... assistant to producers (as Catherine Purves-Statham)
Darin Rivetti .... production assistant
Alison C. Rosa .... production secretary: Washington
Alison Sherman .... production coordinator: Washington
Demetra Stamus .... production assistant
Brady Thomas .... production assistant
Angela C. Tortu .... production assistant (as Angela Tortu)
Dion B. Vines .... production assistant (as Dion Vines)
Russ Vollmers .... production assistant
Michael Wallace .... location consultant: Washington (as Mike Wallace)
Roberta Wells .... first aid
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Harry Winters .... payroll assistant
Frank D. Woodward .... caterer (as Frank Woodward)
Gilbert Young .... teamster shop steward: Washington
John Crowder .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Billy A. Fox .... location scout (uncredited)
Nancy Seltzer .... publicist (uncredited)
Chris Winn .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Walter Hill .... producers wish to thank (as Walter L. Hill II)
John Horton .... special thanks
Michael McClosky .... special thanks (as Major Michael McClosky)
Ray Smith .... special thanks
Robert A. Washington .... producers wish to thank (as Commissioner Robert A. Washington Ph.D.)
Haskell Wexler .... producers wish to thank
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
138 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In this film, Tom Cruise's character Daniel Kaffee, is a Lieutenant Junior Grade. This is one rank below the previous Navy officer whom he portrayed in Top Gun (1986), Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Also, in this film, Demi Moore's character, Joanne Galloway, is a Lieutenant Commander. This is one rank higher than the next Navy officer whom she would portray, Lieutenant Jordan O'Neill, in the film G.I. Jane (1997).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jessup lowers his cigar twice between shots without apparently having had time to return it to his mouth as he has dinner with Kaffee et al in Cuba.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Drill Master:Forward, march!
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Why did Matthew Markinson commit suicide?
Is the movie based on any actual event ?
Why did Kaffee present the evidence of phone calls & Santiago's unpacked possessions if he knew it wouldn't be enough to win the case?
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42 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson bring some seriously stellar performances to the table in this legal drama., 23 April 2005
Author: schmimic (schmimic@hotmail.com) from Canada

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore This movie is for people who like lawyerly stuff and military type stuff. This movie is an episode of Jag on crack. This movie was made by Rob Reiner. Really, after that last statement, need I say more? If you didn't know that Rob Reiner did The Princess Bride, then hang your head in shame now.

It starts out in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when a couple marines enter the room of another marine, stuff a rag down his throat, duct tape his mouth shut, duct tape his hands behind his back, duct tape his legs together, and so on. Then the credits roll and we cut to D.C., where we find out that the marine getting gagged and tied died that night. The two marines that were doing the gagging and tying are charged with murder and flown out to D.C.

The task of lead counsel is assigned to Daniel Kaffee (Cruise), a lieutenant junior grade with a track record for plea bargaining and smooth talking. Lt. Cmdr. Jo Galloway (Moore) is assigned to be co-counsel, despite the fact that she tried to get in as lead counsel. They start the investigation down in Cuba where they meet Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson), the man who ordered the two men to give Private Santiago the Code Red, which accidentally led to his death. Of course, Jessup doesn't tell this to Danny or Jo. Why would he? He'd look pretty bad for it, right? So when they get back to D.C. and do some legal maneuvering with their clients and the prosecution, Danny manages to get a deal for a mere two years of prison time, where they are actually home in six months. And the two that are charged turn it down on principle, because they still believe they have done nothing wrong. Danny decides that he wants to get a different lawyer assigned to the case because he doesn't want to go down with them, but then has a change of heart after talking to a few people and thinking about it.

So the trial starts, and that's when the movie really picks up speed. The skill that Danny has as he strides around the courtroom asking all the right questions and probing in just the right ways is phenomenal. It almost makes you want to be a lawyer.

There are some major setbacks along the way, some things go right, a lot more go wrong, but eventually everything turns out okay in the end. But like so many movies where we know how it's going to end, it was never really the ending we were banking on, but the fun of getting there.

Bottom Line: 4 out of 4 (own this movie)

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