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Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Summary: Retired Marine Colonel and attorney Hays Hodges (Jones) defends his old friend and comrade-in-arms Col. Terry Childers (Jackson), a highly decorated 30-year Marine veteran, who has been court-martialed for ordering his troops to fire on a hostile crowd storming the U.S. embassy in Yemen which results in the deaths of many civilians.
Runtime: 128 min
Rating: Rated R for scenes of war violence, and for language.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Countries: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Languages: English, Arabic
Home Release Date: Oct 10, 2000
Director Credit
William Friedkin Director
Writer Credit
James Webb Story
Stephen Gaghan Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Samuel L. Jackson Col. Terry L. Childers
Tommy Lee Jones Col. Hayes 'Hodge' Hodges
Cast Credit
Amidou Dr. Ahmar
Anne Archer Mrs. Mourain
Baoan Coleman Col. Binh Le Cao
Ben Kingsley Ambassador Mourain
Blair Underwood Capt. Lee
Bruce Greenwood National Security Advisor Bill Sokal
Dale Dye Gen. Perry
Guy Pearce Maj. Mark Biggs
Mark Feuerstein Tom Chandler
Nicky Katt Hayes Hodges III
Philip Baker Hall Gen. H. Lawrence Hodges
Richard McGonagle Judge Col. E. Warner
Ryan Hurst Capt. Hustings
Producer Credit
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Arne Schmidt Co-Producer
James Webb Executive Producer
Richard D. Zanuck Producer
Scott Rudin Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: