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Videos: Top moments from ‘A Few Good Men’

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May 29, 2024

“A Few Good Men” is a gripping legal drama directed by Rob Reiner. Released in 1992, the film delves into the complexities of honor, loyalty, and the pursuit of truth within the military justice system.

The story centers around the trial of two U.S. Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. When Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, a young and ambitious Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise, is assigned to defend the accused, he finds himself embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle against Colonel Nathan Jessep, the commanding officer of the base, played by Jack Nicholson.

As Kaffee and his co-counsel dig deeper into the case, they uncover a web of lies, cover-ups, and systemic abuse within the Marine Corps. Their quest for justice leads them to confront the formidable Jessep in a climactic courtroom showdown, where the truth hangs in the balance.

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Below are some of the best scenes from the film.

“You can’t handle the truth” is by far the most famous line from the film. The iconic phrase explodes from Colonel Jessep while he is being questioned by Kaffee in court.

In the following scene, Colonel Jessep demands Kaffee “ask me nicely” while requesting a transfer order that is critical to the case.

Another scene highlights Lieutenant Kaffee’s wit when his co-counsel suggests he isn’t fit to handle the case.

A fourth scene shows Lieutenant Kaffee arguing with his team about whether they can win the case or not.