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type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/28/03
performer:
Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, John Travolta, Harry Connick Jr., Tim Daly, Cristian de la Fuente, Taye Diggs, Dash Mihok, Giovanni Ribisi, Roselyn Sanchez, Brian Van Holt
director:
John McTiernan
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
James Vanderbilt
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

Something bad happened during an Army Special Forces trainees maneuver in Panama, and most of the team is dead. It’s up to a rogue ex-ranger (John Travolta) and a by-the-book captain (Connie Nielsen) to uncover the truth in this depressingly empty action thriller built from an inconsequential progression of Rashomonic conflicting narratives. Who’s really dead, and why? Who cares!