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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Col. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) is a 30-year Marine veteran: a decorated officer with combat experience in Vietnam, Beirut and Desert Storm -- a patriot, a hero. But now, the country he served so well has put him on trial for a rescue mission that went terribly wrong. For his attorney, he has chosen Marine Col. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a comrade-in-arms who owes his life to Childers.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones , Samuel L. Jackson , Guy Pearce , Bruce Greenwood , Blair Underwood , Philip Baker Hall , Anne Archer , Ben Kingsley

Director: William Friedkin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Release Date: April 7th, 2000|2 hr. 8 min.

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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Friedkin turns on the juice and Jones and Jackson let it rip. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    But the single most compelling performance may belong to Australian actor Guy Pearce. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The sentiments here are thoroughly semper fi, but the result occasionally works at cross-purposes. show more

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