#AFewGoodMen – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

A Few Good Men – Budget of $40 million – 2 hours and 18 minutes

Sorry, it’s a day late but better late than never.

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A Few Good Men
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Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway walks into her boss’s office and asks to head a murder case at a Cuban Marine base.  Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downe are accused of murdering Marine Private William Santiago after Santigo offered to give information about an illegal shooting committed by Dawson.  Galloway is turned down for the job and is asked to hire Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee of the JAG unit.  Kaffee is known for pleading cases out before they go to trial.  And due to the sensitive nature of the case, they want Kaffee to plead it out before the media gets a hold of the story.  On the other hand, Galloway wants to take the case to court and ensure Dawson and Downe get their day in court.  Her push is based on 2 words: Code Red.  Now Galloway must convince Kaffee to go to court for the first time and make Dawson and Downe tell the truth of what happened and why Santiago was killed.

Based on a play, this movie is a case of bullying and hazing before they became buzzwords for the 10 o’clock news.  While it’s a good movie, you will sit and wait for the most widely known line in all of movie history, “You can’t handle the truth”.  And it will not be delivered until the last 5 minutes of the movie.  The storyline is strong but the potential love story between Kaffee and Galloway felt forced and boring.  While this movie isn’t any of the actors greatest achievement, it is a magnificent stepping stone for all involved.  And it leaves you with the question: What does it take to be “honorable”?

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

You know what a Code Red is? What a pity? – Galloway

My client’s a moron. That’s not against the law – Kaffee

I want to know what we’re gonna do about this – Col. Jessup

It’s the code sir – Dawson

He was dead because he had no code, he was dead because he had no honor. And God was watching – Kendrick

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