Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
Frank Horrigan is a secret service agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as a hand-picked agent by President Kennedy, he became one of the few agents to have lost a President to an assassin when Kennedy died. Now, former CIA assassin Mitch Leary is stalking the current President, who is running for re-election. Mitch has spent long hours studying Horrigan, and he taunts Horrigan, telling him of his plans to kill the President. Leary plans to kill the president because Leary feels betrayed by the government -- Leary was removed from the CIA, and the CIA is now trying to have him killed. After talking to Leary, Horrigan makes sure he is assigned to presidential protection duty, working with fellow secret service agent Lilly Raines. Horrigan has no intention of failing his President this time around, and he's more than willing to take a bullet. White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent refuses to alter the President's itinerary, while Horrigan's boss, Secret Service ... Written by
It is obvious when Leary is loading the gun that the pistol rounds are centerfire (having a separate primer) and therefore are not .22s. Most likely .32 S&W Short or similar. Otherwise the assertion that the composite would have had to have been highly advanced not to shatter when the gun was fired is correct. See more »
[running late while driving in his car]
Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, Frank, thank God. Thank God. I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm dead.
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Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is a secret service agent plagued with
guilt over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, while he was
on duty. Thirty years later and the current president is entering a
re-election campaign, but he is receiving death threats; and Horrigan
has been called in to assist in what should be a routine research
operation. John Malkovich plays the professional assassin and master of
disguise who is tracking the president, and using the past he begins to
torture Horrigan in a psychological duel of cat and mouse.
Malkovich, Eastwood and Rene Russo all give wonderful performances in
this top notch thriller. The direction is excellent and the entire
picture is charged with tension and intrigue throughout.
A must see for thriller fans 8/10
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