• In the Line of Fire (1993)

In the Line of Fire

Release Date: July 9th, 1993

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1997

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

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Hotel, 1990s, Investigation, Mystery, Los Angeles, Emotional, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    TV Guide Magazine

    The result is a finely tuned suspense thriller, though executives who have recently laid off trained killers may experience some discomfort. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)