A Few Good Men Poster

Release Date: October 30th, 1992

DVD Release Date: October 7th, 1997

R|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a military lawyer defending two U.S. Marines charged with killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer, Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore), convinces him that the accused marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. Kaffee takes a risk by calling Col. Nathan R. Jessep (Jack Nicholson) to the stand in an effort to uncover the conspiracy.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Castle Rock Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Tristar, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Soldier, Suspenseful, Engaging, Pursuit, Mystery, Transformation, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though not terribly interesting as political philosophy, A Few Good Men makes for a passably entertaining movie. [31 Dec 1992, p.A5(E)]

  • Works because it's able to draw so many side issues into its central conflict, spreading its concerns culture-wide. [11 Dec 1992]

  • Pace and performances dominate, with popped salutes going to Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Bacon and especially Nicholson's smiling barracuda. [11 Dec 1992]

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture