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A Few Good Men (1992)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Daniel Kaffee
... Col. Nathan R. Jessep
... Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
... Capt. Jack Ross
... 2nd. Lt. Jonathan Kendrick
... Lt. Sam Weinberg
... Pfc. Louden Downey
... Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson
... Dr. Stone
... Judge Julius Alexander Randolph
... Lt. Dave Spradling
... Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
... Capt. Whitaker
... Capt. West
... Cpl. Jeffrey Barnes
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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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You can't handle the truth! See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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11 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuestión de honor  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$141,340,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,240,178
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John M. Jackson, who portrayed Captain West, was later cast as Admiral Albert Jethro Chegwidden in the television show JAG (1995), which was described by co-Creator/Producer Donald Bellisario in his pitch as a potential television series to executives at NBC as a cross between Top Gun (1985) and A Few Good Men (1992). See more »

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When Danny tells Joanne and Sam he would be reprimanded for conspiracy and perjury if he should have Jessup testify, Danny didn't mention contempt of court. See more »

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Nicholson is great
17 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

A good film is what A Few Good Men is. It is not perfect but especially the performances take this film to a higher level. Tom Cruise and Demi Moore as the 'good guys' are good, as is Kevin Bacon. But the 'bad guys' make this movie really good. Kiefer Sutherland and most of all Jack Nicholson are masterful.

The story is interesting and well told. We all know the truth from the beginning, or we think we do, but the movie is still exciting in its own way.

I liked this movie very much, it was never boring, and I was real pleased that some of the cliches you normally see in a movie like this one were left out. If you like a good story, good directing and perfect performances this is your movie. 9/10.


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