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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
A Secret Service agent is taunted by calls from a would-be killer who has detailed information about the agent - including the fact that he failed to save President John F. Kennedy from assassination. The caller is revealed as an ex-CIA assassin, and the agent, who is investigating a threat to the current president, is determined not to let history repeat itself.

Cast: Clint Eastwood , John Malkovich , Rene Russo , Dylan McDermott , Gary Cole , Fred Dalton Thompson , John Mahoney , James Curley

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

In the Line of Fire (1993)

Release Date: July 9th, 1993|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Eastwood hasn't had this much fun with a role in years, and his joy is contagious. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    In the tautly terrific thriller In the Line of Fire , Clint Eastwood toys with his own grizzled-vet screen image like a frisky kitten with a yarn ball. [09 Jul 1993 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The director is Wolfgang Petersen ("Das Boot"), who is able to unwind the plot like clockwork while at the same time establishing the characters as surprisingly sympathetic. show more

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