History Film / AFewGoodMen

22nd Jun '16 5:50:46 PM Chris116
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* PetTheDog: During questioning, Colonel Jessup answers questions about [[RuleOfThree three phone calls]]. The first two calls are about the military. The third one turns out to be a call to his sister asking her if she wanted to have dinner. For all his flaws as a soldier, he seems to be a decent enough brother.
** Additionally, when the defence team are down in Cuba Jessup presents himself as an admirer of Kaffee's late father for his work defending civil rights. He's also NiceToTheWaiter.

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* PetTheDog: During questioning, Colonel Jessup answers questions about [[RuleOfThree three phone calls]]. The first two calls are about the military. The third one turns out to be a call to his sister asking her if she wanted to have dinner. For all his flaws as a soldier, he seems to be a decent enough brother.
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brother. Additionally, when the defence team are down in Cuba Jessup presents himself as an admirer of Kaffee's late father for his work defending civil rights. He's also NiceToTheWaiter.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Col. Jessup's speech about superior officers is shockingly misogynist. Interestingly, Jessup was also wrong. Dr. Antonia Novello was the US Surgeon General when ''A Few Good Men'' was released. As the head of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Surgeons General always hold the rank of vice admiral. Jessup would have been required by law to salute her.
** Jessup also calling Kaffee "faggoty" won't win him the audience's sympathy.
*** Actually, he called Kaffee's uniform "faggoty" but that wouldn't help him much either.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Col. Jessup's speech about superior officers is shockingly misogynist. Interestingly, Jessup was also wrong. Dr. Antonia Novello was the US Surgeon General when ''A Few Good Men'' was released. As the head of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Surgeons General always hold the rank of vice admiral. Jessup would have been required by law to salute her.
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her. Jessup also calling Kaffee Kaffee's uniform "faggoty" won't win him the audience's sympathy.
*** Actually, he called Kaffee's uniform "faggoty" but that wouldn't help him much either.
sympathy either.



* ShipTease: Kaffee and Galloway eventually develop a mutual attraction, and the latter actually shows up at the former's house to ask them out on the spot; however, it doesn't go anywhere, and they both go their separate ways at the end of the film.



* TokenRomance: Thankfully averted. Originally a romance between Tom Cruise and Demi Moore's characters was planned (and stills from a love scene made it to the tabloid news), but was left on the cutting room floor. The subtext is still there though.

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* TokenRomance: Thankfully averted. Originally a romance between Tom Cruise and Demi Moore's characters was planned (and stills from a love scene made it to the tabloid news), but was left on the cutting room floor. The subtext is still there though.though, as Galloway ''does'' directly ask him out on the spot towards the midpoint of the film.
5th Jun '16 12:09:33 PM SCE2AUX
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*** Actually, he called Kaffee's uniform "faggoty" but that wouldn't help him much either.
4th May '16 8:30:33 PM darthpaul
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** "So this is what the inside of a courtroom looks like."
28th Apr '16 3:53:38 PM lipranzer
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* AxCrazy: Colonel Jessup. He doesn't flinch from the deaths of Santiago [[spoiler:or Markinson]] and after his VillainousBreakdown lunges screaming at Kaffey.

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* AxCrazy: Colonel Jessup. He doesn't flinch from the deaths of Santiago [[spoiler:or Markinson]] and after his VillainousBreakdown lunges screaming at Kaffey.Kaffee.


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* BaitAndSwitchComment: As Galloway and Weinberg are leaving Kaffee's apartment the night before the trial starts:
-->'''Galloway:''' Kaffee, I-
-->'''Kaffee:''' I know what you're going to say. You don't have to. We've had our differences. I said some things I didn't mean, you said some things you didn't mean, but you're happy I stuck with the case. And if you've gained a certain respect for me over the last three weeks...well, of course, I'm happy about that. But we don't have to make a whole big deal out of that. You like me? I won't make you say it.
-->'''Galloway:''' I was just going to tell you to wear matching socks tomorrow.
-->'''Kaffee:''' (''{{Beat}}'') Okay! Good tip.
15th Apr '16 9:13:14 PM Boggs
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* NiceGuy: Captain Ross, who completely lacks any dark or unlikable traits, especially when compared to [[NeverMyFault many of his fellow marines.]] Jessup and Kendrick disgust him and he takes exception to Kaffee comparing him to them because they 'wear the same uniform.' He is on good terms with Kaffee and gives him solid advice throughout the film. It's hard to even consider him a PunchClockVillain since Downey and Dawson, the two marines he is prosecuting, while sympathetic, ''did'' through their own actions cause the death of a fellow marine by pulling a unofficial hazing drill on him that proved fatal. Hell, amongst the major supporting marine character, he could probably be considered the TokenGoodTeammate for the Corps.

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* NiceGuy: Captain Ross, who completely lacks any dark or unlikable traits, especially when compared to [[NeverMyFault many of his fellow marines.]] Jessup and Kendrick disgust him and he takes exception to Kaffee comparing him to them simply because they 'wear the same uniform.' He is on good terms with Kaffee and gives him solid advice throughout the film. It's hard to even consider him a PunchClockVillain since Downey and Dawson, the two marines he is prosecuting, while sympathetic, ''did'' through their own actions cause the death of a fellow marine by pulling a an unofficial hazing drill on him that proved fatal. Hell, amongst the major supporting marine character, characters, he could probably be considered the TokenGoodTeammate for the Corps.
15th Apr '16 9:10:39 PM Boggs
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* NiceGuy: Captain Ross, who completely lacks any dark or unlikable traits, especially when compared to [[NeverMyFault many of his fellow marines.]] Jessup and Kendrick disgust him and he takes exception to Kaffee comparing him to them because they 'wear the same uniform.' He is on good terms with Kaffee and gives him solid advice throughout the film. It's hard to even consider him a PunchClockVillain since Downey and Dawson, the two marines he is prosecuting, while sympathetic, ''did'' through their own actions cause the death of a fellow marine by pulling a unofficial hazing drill on him that proved fatal. Hell, amongst the major supporting marine character, he could probably be considered the TokenGoodTeammate for the Corps.
13th Apr '16 11:05:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Jessup refuses to approve a transfer for Santiago, saying that his incompetence would just put another unit in danger. In reality, Santiago's health problems would make it very easy to just kick him out of the Marine Corps altogether, removing him from endangering anyone. Possibly justified in that Jessup's ego couldn't possibly allow accept that such a load could get this far in the Marines in the first place.
9th Apr '16 3:03:13 PM VoiceInTheWasteland
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28th Mar '16 11:47:21 AM EruditeEsotericist
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Markinson criticises Kendrick over his handling of "the Curtis Bell incident" in the first meeting the pair have with Jessop about Santiago. This incident forms the basis of Kaffey's questioning of Kendrick in the courtroom, and is revealed to have been a Code Red.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Markinson criticises Kendrick over his handling of "the Curtis Bell incident" in the first meeting the pair have with Jessop about Santiago. This incident forms the basis of Kaffey's Kaffee's questioning of Kendrick in the courtroom, and is revealed to have been a Code Red.



** Related to that, there is Jo's infamous "I strenuously object" scene, which she justifies by saying that she got their objection to the doctor's testimony noted for the record. Objections are always noted for the record. Everything (with certain particular exceptions) said in the trial is supposed to be noted for the record; that's what the record is for.

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** Related to that, there is Jo's infamous "I strenuously object" scene, which she justifies by saying that she got their objection to the doctor's testimony noted for the record. Objections are always noted for the record. Everything (with certain particular exceptions) said in the trial is supposed to be noted for the record; that's what the record is for. Of course, it has been long established by then that Jo's understanding of the law is limited, which is why she works in Internal Affairs in the first place.



** Also Kendrick. He's equally unpleasant to Kaffee and Galloway and becomes equally incensed when his authority is remotely questioned.

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** Also Kendrick. He's equally unpleasant to Kaffee and Galloway and becomes equally incensed when his authority is remotely questioned. Even Jessup refers to him as a "weasel".
28th Mar '16 11:40:33 AM EruditeEsotericist
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Markinson criticises Kendrick over his handling of "the Curtis Bell incident" in the first meeting the pair have with Jessop about Santiago. This incident forms the basis of Kaffey's questioning of Kendrick in the courtroom, and is revealed to have been a Code Red.
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