A Few Good Men is a dramatic legal-thriller movie released in 1992, directed by Rob Reiner
, starring Tom Cruise
, Demi Moore
, and Jack Nicholson
. It has a predictable but outstandingly
well-played storyline involving a military murder in the Marine Corps.
It is one of my favorite movies
, and one of the best movies
out. Tom Cruise
, the typical American young blood
, plays a hotshot cocky lawyer defending two marines
accused of murder
, with advisors played by Demi Moore
and Jack Nicholson
. As it continues, the characters make some important
, typically American propaganda
judgements ethical stances.
Often it is well known for its memorable scenes, including:
- Col. Jessup - "THE TRUTH?! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
- The code - Unit, Corps, God, Country
- Tom Cruise - "DID YOU OR DID YOU NOT ORDER THE CODE RED?"
- Code red - Marine disciplinary order.
A Few Good Men was by no means an intellectually oustanding or idea challenging movie, but nevertheless I'm always a sucker for the predictable true-blue American propaganda movies - this one was great
. Probably my favorite Cruise film.