By Jeff Labrecque
Updated October 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM EDT

Watch your back Liam Neeson. Tom Cruise is also a man with a very particular set of skills. In Jack Reacher, out Dec. 21, Cruise plays a maverick ex military cop who finds trouble when he starts asking questions about an Army murder conviction. (No, it wasn’t a Code Red.)

When a friendly lawyer (Rosamund Pike) gets… taken… he gets that phone call from the kidnappers. “Do you think I’m a hero? I am not a hero…” he says calmly. “I have nothing to lose, and if you’re smart, that scares you.”

Jack Reacher: “He doesn’t care about the law. He doesn’t care about proof. He only cares about what’s right.”


Watch the trailer below:

Can I say that I’m most tickled to see Cruise and Robert Duvall together again in a movie featuring fast cars?

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