History Film / AFewGoodMen

10th Dec '16 12:48:10 AM HeliosPhoenix
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*** The film tries to HandWave this by saying Jessup is about to be appointed to the National Security Council (most likely as either Chairman of the Joint Chiefs or the Director of National Intelligence) and thus he has enough political capital to be able to pull the necessary strings to make the records of the flight vanish. However this is actually averted in the original play; Jessup is able to cover up the flight taking off but ''not'' the flight landing, and Kaffee is able to obtain the logs of the latter through Markinson.
18th Nov '16 11:47:37 PM CaptEquinox
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** The fact that Randolph is played by J.A. Preston, who is black, makes this a CrowningMomentOfAwesome all in itself.
12th Nov '16 4:02:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1989 play made into a 1992 movie directed by Creator/RobReiner, written by Creator/AaronSorkin and starring Creator/TomCruise and Creator/JackNicholson and Creator/DemiMoore. ''A Few Good Men'' is a military-themed courtroom drama in which young lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) defends two Marines accused of murder, who say they were acting under orders from Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson).

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A 1989 play made into a 1992 movie directed by Creator/RobReiner, written by Creator/AaronSorkin and starring Creator/TomCruise and Creator/TomCruise, Creator/JackNicholson and Creator/DemiMoore. ''A Few Good Men'' is a military-themed courtroom drama in which young lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) defends two Marines accused of murder, who say they were acting under orders from Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson).
12th Nov '16 4:00:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1989 play made into a 1992 movie directed by Creator/RobReiner, written by Creator/AaronSorkin and starring Creator/TomCruise and Creator/JackNicholson, ''A Few Good Men'' is a military-themed courtroom drama in which young lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) defends two Marines accused of murder, who say they were acting under orders from Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson).

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A 1989 play made into a 1992 movie directed by Creator/RobReiner, written by Creator/AaronSorkin and starring Creator/TomCruise and Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/JackNicholson and Creator/DemiMoore. ''A Few Good Men'' is a military-themed courtroom drama in which young lawyer Daniel Kaffee (Cruise) defends two Marines accused of murder, who say they were acting under orders from Col. Nathan Jessup (Nicholson).
12th Nov '16 3:57:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/{{JAG}}''.
7th Oct '16 11:16:08 AM kquinn0830
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* BrilliantButLazy: Kaffee is a brilliant attorney with a fantastic mind and charisma, and natural oratory skill that would give William Jennings Bryan pause. But he'd much rather practice getting his softball swing perfect.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Kaffee is a brilliant attorney with a fantastic mind and charisma, and natural oratory skill that would give William Jennings Bryan pause. But he'd much rather practice getting his softball swing perfect. Part of it is that he's just riding out his contractual commitment to the Navy until he can get a job in the civilian world.
5th Oct '16 12:08:57 PM Dragon101
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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Jessup sees the Code Red as an invaluable tool in keeping discipline at Guantanamo Bay, which, in turn, will keep his troops alive and America safe. He even claims that Santiago's death potentially saved many lives. In reality, he is just a colossal {{Jerkass}} with an ego who is mad that anyone questions his ability to do whatever the hell he wants, up to and including brutalising his own men and accidentally killing them.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Jessup sees himself as this. He sees the Code Red as an invaluable tool in keeping discipline at Guantanamo Bay, which, in turn, will keep his troops alive and America safe. He even believes that Santiago's death potentially saved many lives.
10th Sep '16 10:54:20 AM Mdumas43073
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15th Aug '16 5:05:58 PM ironballs16
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'''Kaffee''': [[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?

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'''Kaffee''': [[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put call Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. Rodriguez. If you ''you'' gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, followed... then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?
15th Aug '16 5:03:38 PM ironballs16
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'''Kaffee''': Crystal. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?

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'''Kaffee''': Crystal.[[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?


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** This also plays into the final scene at court, where Kaffee uses Jessup's hard-nosed reputation against him to set him up for the ArmorPiercingQuestion.
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