A Few Good Men

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Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Released 1992

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Director:
Rob Reiner
Released:
1992
Rating:
R

A Few Good Men is a movie about two men accused of murdering their fellow marine while stationed in Guantanamo Bay, and the military lawyer responsible for their defense. Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Kaffee, a young and career-minded lawyer. Kaffee doesn't have a lot of hope for his case. While he suspects the case isn't as cut-and-dried as it seems, the ordeal is so tied up in military protocol and marine pride that getting anyone to hint at the truth is like pulling teeth. Another Naval lawyer, Joanne Galloway encourages Kaffee to place the blame for the murder as high up the ladder as it needs to go, even though going after superior officers is ostensibly career suicide. kin.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Expert story construction and compelling thesping and direction make all the narrative elements pay off as if calculated by a precision instrument in which all the parts are workin...

  • 90

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    A big commercial entertainment of unusually satisfying order. [11 Dec 1992]

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The film doesn't make us work, doesn't allow us to figure out things for ourselves, is afraid we'll miss things if they're not spelled out.

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Lt. Daniel Kaffee

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Col. Nathan R. Jessup

Demi Moore

Demi Moore

Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Capt. Jack Ross

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Lt. Sam Weinberg

James Marshall

James Marshall

Pfc. Louden Downey

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    • Production Budget - $40,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $141,340,178 (5th)
      Worldwide Gross - $243,240,178 (7th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $277,912,254
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $478,274,663

    • Oscar Nominations:
      1. Supporting Actor - Jack Nicholson (won by Gene Hackman for Unforgiven)
      2. Picture
      3. Editing
      4. Sound

      ASCAP Awards Wins:
      1. Top Box Office Film

      Golden Globe Nominations:
      1. Best Director - Rob Reiner (won by Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven)
      2. Best Drama
      3. Best Dramatic Performance - Tom Cruise (won by Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman)
      4. Best Supporting Role -  Jack Nicholson (won by Gene Hackman for Unforgiven)
      5. Screenplay

    • Filming locations include:
      Burbank, California
      Laguna Beach, California
      Crystal Cove, California
      Culver Studios, Culver City, California
      Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, Los Angeles
      Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia
      Laguna Beach, California
      San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
      Point Mugu, California
      Newport Beach, California
      Point Mugu, California
      San Pedro Bay, California
      Long Beach, California
      San Pedro, Los Angeles

    • Taglines:
      1. Stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.
      2. In the heart of the nation's capital, in a courthouse of the U.S. government, one man will.
      Stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.

    • Music:
      Hound Dog
      Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
      Performed by Willie Mae Thornton
      Timber I'm Falling in Love
      Written by Kostas
      Performed by Patty Loveless
      Next Time You See Me
      Written by Earl Forest and William G. Harvey
      Performed by Jimmy Cotton
      All I Want to Do
      Written and performed by UB40

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Drama

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Crime, Legal, Military & War