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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.

TitleA Few Good Men
GenresDrama, Thriller,
IMDB Rating
7.6/10 stars from 187,109 users.
MetaScore62
Writers, ,
Director(s)Rob Reiner,
ActorsTom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon,
Year1992
RatedR
Released11 Dec 1992
Runtime138 min
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
AwardsNominated for 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations.
Domestic Box Office$141,340,178
Foreign Box Office$101,900,000
Total Box Office$243,240,178

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