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Strong performances by Cruise and Nicholson carry this story of a peacetime military coverup. Cruise is a smart aleck Navy lawyer sleepwalking through his comfortable career in DC. He's ready to write off two soldiers pinned for the murder of their cohort until he interviews their commanding officer, Nicholson. Cruise smells a rat, but Nicholson practically dares him to prove it. Moore is another military lawyer assigned to the case, though her function seems to be holding Kaffee's hand (there's no actual romance between the two). Incredible fireworks between Cruise and Nicholson in the courtroom. Based on the play by Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay.

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Cast and Crew

Cuba, Order in the Court, Military: Marines, Law & Lawyers, Adapted from a Play, Military: Navy, Military Crimes & Trials, Top Grossing Films of 1993
Aaron Sorkin
Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, Kiefer Sutherland, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest, J.A. Preston, Matt Craven, Wolfgang Bodison, Xander Berkeley, Cuba Gooding, Noah Wyle
Robert Richardson
Rob Reiner
Marc Shaiman
Rob Reiner, David Brown, Andrew Scheinman, Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures


MTV Movie Awards 1993: Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1992: Support. Actor (Nicholson).

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A Few Good Men
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Military movies are definitely on my "favorite list." Lt. Daniel Kaffee is a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom and 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 Lt. 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.