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A Few Good Men -- A slick, young Navy lawyer is assigned to investigate a murder case in which two Marines killed a fellow enlisted man, and no one's talking. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore star.
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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 10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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"Fast-Food, Slick-Ass, Persian-Bazaar" See more (315 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
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
138 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kevin Pollak's mother is in the crowd watching the trial.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Kaffee once refers to Dawson as a "Corporal," when in fact, he is a Lance Corporal (one rank below a Corporal). In the Marine Corps, a Lance Corporal is never addressed as a Corporal.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Drill Master:Forward, march!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »

FAQ

Why were Dawson and Downey found guilty of conduct unbecoming a Marine and sentenced to be discharged?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Why did Matthew Markinson commit suicide?
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102 out of 140 people found the following review useful.
"Fast-Food, Slick-Ass, Persian-Bazaar", 25 July 1999
Author: Michael Coy (michael.coy@virgin.net) from London, England

Guantanamo Bay is, apart possibly from the 38th Parallel in Korea, the only place left on earth where the US Military still confronts hostile Stalinism, eyeball to eyeball. Ceded to the USA after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Guantanamo is America's only outpost on the island of Cuba. Marines guarding the perimeter of the naval base are under immense pressure. Here in the Cold War's last remaining hotspot, they are responsible for protecting the Free World.

A border incident has occurred. A marine sentry has fired a 'live' round in the direction of the communists. One of his colleagues has informed on him, bringing on himself a 'code red'. The 'code red' is an unofficial disciplinary measure, imposed by a marine squad when a member offends against the unit's esprit de corps. Having been gagged, bound and beaten, the marine dies at his colleagues' hands. There will now be a court-martial.

Demi Moore plays Lieutenant-Commander Joanne Galloway, a lawyer in the Navy's Internal Affairs Department. A deft plot device has her rehearsing to herself a request to be assigned to the case as she walks across the parade ground, efficiently conveying necessary information to the viewer.

Dan Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a smart, flippant, good-looking young Navy lawyer. His father was a renowned jurist, and Dan feels the burden of his father's reputation. Indeed, his casual, tongue-in-cheek attitude to the law is his way of avoiding comparison with his father. You can't fail if you don't even try.

Kaffee is assigned to defend the two marine privates accused of killing the informer. Why a junior officer should be given conduct of such a serious case is baffling, unless of course the Marine Corps wants these men to be found guilty, in order to protect somebody more important...

Colonel Nathan Jessep is fascinating. Jack Nicholson always turns in a magnetic performance, but this one is special. He makes his character by turns urbane, self-assured, sarcastic, professional and menacing.

Gradually, Demi and Tom start to pull together and to function as a defence team. The 'code red' doctrine is exposed as a pernicious practice.

If the film is a stock courtroom drama pretty much like all the others, it certainly has qualities which set it apart. Three outstanding performances from the stars, Nicholson, Cruise and Moore, make it a bit special. The denouement is very hard to believe, but there are things in the film which linger in the memory and compensate for the exaggerations of the plot.

The opening credits roll over lovingly-filmed images of a precision-drill rifle squad in action. The viewer is, from the very start, placed emotionally in the context of a severe, inflexible discipline which is both admirable and unnerving. Kaffee indulges in some sparkling legal jockeying. Though he may lack trial experience, we feel that he will defend these men ably. He is nobody's fool. The flirtatious bickering between Kaffee and Galloway is well done. Jessep's walk to the witness stand is a moment of high drama, with Nicholson filmed from a low angle, emphasising the formidable authority of the man.

This clever, highly-polished film finally convinced me that Cruise can act. As for Demi, I am still unable to figure her out. What is it about her that remains stubbornly unsympathetic? She has abundant intelligence and talent, and is exquisitely beautiful, and yet is is impossible to warm to her. Does she get these parts because of her dark personality, or do the roles colour our perception of her?

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