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In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Horrigan
... Mitch Leary
... Lilly Raines
... Al D'Andrea
... Bill Watts
... Harry Sargent
... Sam Campagna
... Matt Wilder (as Greg Alan-Williams)
... President
Sally Hughes ... First Lady
... Jack Okura
... Tony Carducci
... Mendoza
... Jimmy Hendrickson
Juan A. Riojas ... Raul
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Storyline

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 Todd Baldridge

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An assassin on the loose. A president in danger. Only one man stands between them...


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 July 1993 (USA)  »

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En la línea de fuego  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$102,314,283

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,000,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson, who was considered to play Mitch Leary, who uses the alias John Booth to taunt Clint Eastwood's character, later did a film with Sean Penn called The Crossing Guard (1995), in which his character Freddy Gale was going to kill a man named John Booth, who accidentally killed his daughter in a drunk driving accident. Sean Penn also worked with Clint Eastwood on Mystic River (2003), which was directed by Eastwood. See more »

Goofs

The check Leary (as James Carney) writes to the Presidential Re-Election Campaign it is check number 025. When it is removed from the register, the next check is also 025. See more »

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[first lines]
Al D'Andrea: [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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Hail To The Chief
Written by James Sanderson
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A Crackling Thriller!!
26 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

"In the Line Of Fire" is an expertly crafted thriller that has a fantastic climax. The film starts building suspense a half hour into the movie and it doesn't let up until the final scene. Clint Eastwood does exceptional work as does John Malkovich as the villian, the rest of the cast turns in good performances as well. Director Wolfgang Peterson knows how to build suspense and he does it extremely well, he also directed another top notch suspense thriller "Air Force One."


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