Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is a Secret Service Agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as a hand-picked Agent by President John F. Kennedy, he became one of the few Agents to have lost a President to an assassin when Kennedy died. Now, former C.I.A. assassin Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) is stalking the current President (Jim Curley), 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 C.I.A., and the C.I.A. 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 (Rene Russo). 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 (Fred ...Written by
The picture from November 22, 1963, with Clint Eastwood's head circled in red ink, is actually an edited, blown-up version of an original photo taken by James "Ike" Altgens. In the original photo, only Agent Clint Hill is looking forward. This photo has been a controversial point for researchers, as many people say you can see Lee Harvey Oswald in the door frame of the Book Depository. But in actuality, the person mistaken for Oswald is fellow Texas Schoolbook Depository worker Billy Lovelady. See more »
Composites could not withstand the pressures from the ignition of ammunition even the .22 LR rounds that Leary's weapon fires. If Leary actually invented composite materials that could do so, he would be better patenting it and selling it for BILLIONS rather trying to commit an act of murder with it. 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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An extended version of the scene where two ambulance men are called to help Frank. Two of his colleagues tell the others about a joke he practiced on his former superior. See more »