1992 Running time: 132 Certificate: 15 Rating: 4

Synopsis

"You can't handle the truth" bellows Jack Nicholson's unyielding Colonel Jessup at Tom Cruise's military lawyer in the courtroom rip-roarer that fast-tracked writer Aaron Sorkin into The West Wing. When a marine dies at Guantanamo Bay (yes, that one) two ratings are charged with killing him... but there is a suspicion their commanding officer (Nicholson) may be more involved than he's letting on. First-rate drama with Cruise again playing the cocksure youngster who redeems himself through self-discipline.

Director

  • Rob Reiner

Cast

  • Jack Nicholson

  • Kevin Bacon

  • Tom Cruise

  • Kiefer Sutherland

  • Demi Moore

Review

A marine has died after being attacked by two soldiers, so at first this appears to be a routine homicide case.

But, when military investigator Tom Cruise thinks the men were ordered to carry out the attack, he falls foul of Colonel Jack Nicholson, who wants to keep a lid on the situation...

This slick, gripping and powerful courtroom drama is fuelled by high-octane performances from charismatic Cruise, Nicholson and Demi Moore.

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