In the Line of Fire [Blu-ray] [1993]

  • SKU: 8850692
  • Release Date: 07/01/2008
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Wolfgang Petersen
  • Feautrettes: "Showtime Special: Behind the scenes with the secret service", "How'd The Do That?", "Catching the Counterfeiters"
  • Documentary "The Ultimate Sacrifice"
  • Deleted scenes

Synopsis


In the Line of Fire
Clint Eastwood delivers one of his finest performances, as a secret service agent haunted by his past in Wolfgang Petersen's taut thriller In the Line of Fire. Eastwood plays Frank Horrigan, a secret service agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as an agent hand-picked by President Kennedy, he became one of the few agents to have lost a president to an assassin. Decades later, psychotic Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) is stalking another president (Jim Curley) running for re-election. He has spent long hours studying the psyche of Frank Horrigan, and he taunts Horrigan (feeling that there is a bond between them), telling him of his plans to kill the president. After his conversation with Leary, Horrigan makes sure he is assigned to presidential protection duty. Horrigan has no intention of failing his president this time around, and he is more than willing to take a bullet. But everything goes Leary's way -- he is smart and cagey and the president's aides refuse to alter the itinerary. As the election draws closer, Horrigan's chances to catch Leary look to be less and less a possibility, and he begins to doubt his own abilities -- both now and in the past, when Kennedy was murdered. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Frank Horrigan
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Mitch Leary
  • Rene Russo
    Rene Russo - Lilly Raines
  • Dylan McDermott
    Dylan McDermott - Al D'Andrea
  • Gary Cole  [act]
    Gary Cole [act] - Bill Watts



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good Eastwood movie, not one of his best.

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    Brian328
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    I enjoy most movies with Clint Eastwood, and this one was no exception. I thought he did a pretty good job. I felt John Malkovich stole the spotlight from the main character played by Eastwood. I found the old, near retirement, Secret Service Agent being thrust into this position not very believable. Plus the attraction between Eastwood and Russo seemed really odd to me and not at all believable. He is almost old enough to be her father. The intellectual and physical battles between Malkovich and Eastwood was entertaining and made for a good movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crisp, crackling thriller

    Posted
    prlwctd

    Clint's followup to his masterpiece Unforgiven, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, is a sublime thriller. He plays Frank Horrigan, a Secret Service agent who is contacted by a disgruntled former government soldier (John Malkovich), who informs Horrigan of both the information he has gathered on him (which includes his failure to save JFK) and his plans to kill the current president. The race against time which follows is pulse-pounding and never lets up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An enjoyable suspense film

    Posted
    Rocky14
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    This movie was fun to watch as it keeps you wondering what will happen next. It's a good mix of suspense with a few funny moments thrown in. Audio and video quality is very good. It's a big difference compared to the DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent acting

    Posted
    Joetex28
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    An excellent balance with an icon like Clint Eastwood taking on John Malcovich. Malcovich's acting is dead on believable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Older Movie

    Posted
    MidlandTX
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    Saw the movie several times but wanted to own my own copy. Glad to have bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Eastwood flick!

    Posted
    BigHairyMan
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    Great movie if you like Clint Eastwood movies. I would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film

    Posted
    GAreviewer82
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    Great Film , good drama great suspense one of Clint Eastwoods best,

    I would recommend this to a friend




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