A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.
The naked corpse of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Lieutenant General "Fighting Joe" Campbell, is found staked out on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving.Written by
Jeff Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Travolta goes on to portray an army investigator in another movie Basic (2003) costarring Samuel L Jackson. See more »
(at around 46 mins) After visiting the office of the murdered victim, the two investigators go to the Officer's Club for a drink. They look around the room and there is a non-commissioned officer (E-7) in the club fraternizing with the commissioned officers. This would never have been allowed in an officers' club nor would it likely have occurred off of the base with officers and enlisted men still in uniform. See more »
I.D., please. First Sergeant White, please proceed.
[in a southern accent]
I believe I will. Thank you kindly.
See more »
As the end credits roll scenes from the alternate version are shown. See more »
This was an excellent drama marred only by a little too much profanity and the normal Hollywood obsession of portraying the United States military as corrupt. (I have a news flash for filmmakers: there are some honest men in the military....really!!!) Feminism in the armed forces is another "agenda" item in this film.
There are many pluses, however, with this movie that should be noted. . The acting is excellent with a deep cast featuring John Travolta, James Cromwell, Madeline Stowe, Timothy Hutton, James Woods, Clarence Williams III, Leslie Stefanson and more.
I loved the dialog between Travola and Woods. It reminded me of the film noir films of the 1940s. The general's daughter, Stephanson, is a bit hard-edged in here but it's understandable when you find out why she acts the way she does. The characters the actors are all interesting and the story hooks you in right away. The cinematography is great. This looks stunning on DVD.
There are no lulls in this film and the action isn't overdone, either. Very entertaining.
50 of 64 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this