In this military courtroom drama based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is assigned to defend two Marines, Pfc. Louden Downey (James Marshall) and Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (Wolfgang Bodison), who are accused of the murder of fellow leatherneck Pfc. William Santiago (Michael de Lorenzo) at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kaffee generally plea bargains for his clients rather than bring them to trial, which is probably why he was assigned this potentially embarassing case, but when Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) is assigned to assist Kaffee, she is convinced that there's more to the matter than they've been led to believe and convinces her colleague that the case should go to court. Under questioning, Downey and Dawson reveal that Santiago died in the midst of a hazing ritual known as "Code Red" after he threatened to inform higher authorities that Dawson opened fire on a Cuban watchtower. They also state that the "Code Red" was performed under the orders of Lt. Jonathan Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland). Kendrick's superior, tough-as-nails Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson), denies any knowledge of the order to torture Santiago, but when Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson (J.T. Walsh) confides to Kaffee that Jessup demanded the "Code Red" for violating his order of silence, Kaffee and Galloway have to find a way to prove this in court. A Few Good Men also features Kevin Bacon as prosecuting attorney Capt. Jack Ross and Kevin Pollak as Kaffee and Galloway's research assistant, Lt. Sam Weinberg.~Mark Deming
Rob Reiner Commentary
Documentary: Code of Conduct, Featuring Interviews With Rob Reiner, Aaron Sorkin and Cast
From Stage to Screen With Aaron Sorkin and Rob Reiner.
Tom CruiseLieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe
Jack NicholsonCol. Nathan R. Jessep
Demi MooreLieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway
Kevin BaconCapt. Jack Ross
Kiefer SutherlandLieutenant Jonathan Kendrick
Kevin PollakLt. Sam Weinberg
James MarshallPFC Louden Downey
J.T. WalshLieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson
Christopher GuestDr. Stone
J.A. PrestonJudge Randolph
Matt CravenLt. Dave Sprading
Wolfgang BodisonLance Corporal Harold W. Dawson
Xander BerkeleyCaptain Whitaker
Geoffrey NaufftsLieutenant Sherby
Cameron ThorCommander Lawrence
John M. JacksonCaptain West
Noah WyleCorporal Jeffrey Barnes
Cuba Gooding, Jr.Corporal Carl Hammaker
John M. MathewsGuard #1
Aaron SorkinMan in Bar
Al WexoGuard #2
Frank CavestaniAgent #1
Jan MunroeJury Forman
Ron OstrowM. P.
Michael de LorenzoPrivate First Class William T. Santiago
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A Few Good Men is still a pretty good 90's mainstream film about the call of duty and acceptable behavior. A nice drama with suspense, and some great, iconic performances by big names like Jack Nicholson.
Movie aside, the 4K UHD is a true stunner. This is one of the releases that had people calling Sony the undisputed champ of the format. The detail, clarity, pixel density and fullness will floor you and the wider color gamut + HDR is applied to tastefully, accurately and noticeably... shadows so deep, with so much retained detail. Automobiles with perfect sheen. Glints and reflections in the actors eyes that will strike you as seemingly impossible.
Can't recommend this release enough to anyone looking to see how great older movies can look in 4K HDR, with a pretty enjoyable movie to boot. If you're of the mindset that only newer movies, shot with digital cameras etc can shine on UHD, this will surely change your mind.
Beautiful 4K transfer of this classic court thriller drama. Writer Aaron Sorkin has never topped the writing in this film IMO. The Social Network, West Wing and some of his other works come close, but this is the best. Looks and sounds amazing on my 4K TV. The HDR color grade is so much better than the original blu-ray.
One of the great courtroom dramas in modern day. As a lawyer I generally hate courtroom movies and shows because they are so unrealistic and truly this isn’t much different. A real courtroom is never this exciting or tense and there’s no way a real judge would allow a witness to be badgered in the final scene. But I was able to suspend my belief because of his great all the performances were. Tom Cruise, like him or not, is a great actor and has really been overlooked by academy awards voters. Much like Al Pacino he’ll likely win for something weaker in his career than some of his brilliant work in dramas like this. The 4K is really clean and brings out the darks better than the Blu-ray. The price makes this one an easy double dip for me. Although I promised not to re buy buy rays the price made the exception for this great Rob Reiner drama.