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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
During a special operations training mission in Panama, four U.S. soldiers are killed mysteriously, and their leader, Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel L. Jackson), goes missing. A military investigator, Capt. Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen), has trouble convincing the two survivors to talk about what happened that night. A more experienced investigator, Tom Hardy (John Travolta), is brought in to crack the case. However, when the survivors do start talking, their stories differ from one another.

Cast: John Travolta , Connie Nielsen , Samuel L. Jackson , Giovanni Ribisi , Brian Van Holt , Cristian de la Fuente , Dash Mihok , Taye Diggs

Director: John McTiernan

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Basic (2003)

Release Date: April 18th, 2003|1 hr. 38 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Their (Travolta/Jackson) teamwork was classic. Basic breaks up the team. What's up with that? show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Just not worth revisiting, unless one wants to tie one's brain into a knot for no discernible reward. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The tepid result is like "Courage Under Fire" without the compelling Meg Ryan angle, or Travolta's 1999 "The General's Daughter" without the sexual squalor. It all feels a little moldy. show more

  • May 07, 2012 ariesaturn
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    BEST FILM EVER. USA ARMY 5 STARS. PERFECT MOVIE. SONY BRILLIANT! USA MILITARY GENIUS.

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