Absolutely nothing explicit. In one scene, there’s a reference from Jessep.
Only a sentence implicitly referring to oral sex,but that is just for teasing the other side. It’s also used in a very sexist manner.


A man states that he is “sexually aroused.” However this is used as a sarcastic remark.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Nominated for the best film of the 1993 golden image award, a fee good men is a military court film. Now it seems that it can still stimulate people’s mood. This film is not only an excellent textbook for court trial and debate lovers, but also fully captures the hearts of the general audience. The reason is that in addition to the tense and delicate trial process, the calm and heroic lawyers, the more core factor is that the film digs out the embarrassment and contradiction caused by the fuzzy right and wrong standards in the army and the iron law of “absolute obedience to orders” in the two different language environments of “war” and “peace”.

Synopsis of the story: a soldier who could not adapt to military life wrote to his superiors, hoping to transfer from the Marine Corps in Guantanamo. As a condition for his transfer, the soldier intends to uncover an illegal shooting outside the country. After the exposure of this letter, it aroused the dissatisfaction of his immediate superior. Colonel Jessup acquiesced that lieutenant kentrick used the “red military regulations” (i.e. lynching punishment), but the two soldiers accidentally let the party die in the process of execution. This led to a lawsuit about honor, justice and the value of the army

#Like all military stories, characters from different backgrounds constitute the core of the conflict, so let’s focus on the analysis of the actors and characters of this film:

1. Tom Cruise plays captain Danny Kaifei, lawyer

Kaifei is a young lawyer with different talents and noble birth. He graduated from Harvard Law School. After graduation, he followed the glory of his parents and entered the Navy. After a few years of retirement, he will have a bright and broad future. Because the army is not a traditional place for emergence, Kaifei is usually keen on baseball rather than the law. His father was a well-known justice who ruled on the famous black female student enrollment case (the film alludes to the “Brown v. Topeka Education Committee case” in 1954: that is, a black man sued the Municipal Education Committee because he could not send his daughter to a nearby white school, and finally won the case, which caused the great earthquake of American apartheid policy)

2. Demi Moore plays major Joan Calloway, defense supervisor

Joanne is a lawyer who has been engaged in naval legal work for many years. She is honest and serious. After the case of “Dawson and Downey murdering Santiago” in the film, the government prepared to sue the party for murder. Joe wanted to defend the party because he had insight into the mystery of the case, but it was rejected by the top military officials – in order to make the case come to a successful conclusion, the military appointed young and inexperienced Kaifei as the defendant’s lawyer – but Joe still carried out the investigation unswervingly, And eventually assist Kaifei in the trial.

3. Kevin Bacon acts as Captain Jack cross, prosecutor

Jack is a prosecutor of the naval Bureau of investigation, responsible for the prosecution of the Dawson case. He is also a young and wise soldier, and he is even a good friend of Kaifei. Jack is pragmatic, steady and loyal to his duties. On the one hand, he hopes to conclude the case hastily according to the requirements of the top management. On the other hand, he also advises Kaifei not to risk expanding the case. In the film, Jack seems to be a mediocre role, but in fact, such people are the most common in reality: they are in the heart and rarely cross the border. They neither easily challenge difficulties nor make too big mistakes.

4. Jack Nicholson as marine corps Colonel Jessup

Recently, I found that the old drama bone Nicholson did have quite amazing influence in the 1980s and early 1990s. No wonder in a book about Hollywood I bought in the 1990s, he was placed in the position of prominent male star No.1. As the main villain of the film, Jessup shows a plump image and contradictory personality. He is not only a highly meritorious Colonel, but also puts the glory and responsibility of the army above God (team – > army – > God – > country); At the same time, he is also an overbearing and sinister figure. Dawson’s case was an accident, but most of the responsibility lay with him, but he destroyed the evidence and denied it. In court, he plausibly attacked the “clown in peacetime” for destroying the army, but in fact he was making a high sounding excuse for his mistake. Although such officers are scandals in the United States, their tough style is necessary in war situations. Therefore, this film seems to raise a very difficult question: can right and wrong, good and evil be blurred in this special place like the army? Must subordinates obey the orders of the officer, whether they are just or not?

5. Giff Sutherland as marine Lieutenant Jonathan kentrick

I was very surprised to find Comrade Xiaoqiang in this film! Look at Xiaoqiang, who has a broad star and supports a hot play alone, but he was a villain and couldn’t help smiling in front of the screen. Even so, Sutherland’s performance in the film is absolutely commendable: Lieutenant kentrick is loyal, bold, well-trained, and seems to be a good officer from any point of view. However, such an impeccable person has actually become a pawn under the rigid military system, and has no sense of guilt for his actions. It is true that the army does not need the weak, but as a lieutenant, he does not protect or encourage backward subordinates. He often instructs his subordinates to Lynch (although it is the Colonel’s opinion). It should be said that he is a very cold-blooded role.

6. Parties Dawson and Downey

The actors are still unknown, so I won’t repeat it, but their performance is commendable, especially the black Sergeant Dawson, which really shows the change process from confusion to firm relief. As a black man, it is not easy to enter marine, so he cherishes the honor of the army and dare not disobey orders. Therefore, under the instruction of lieutenant kentrick, Dawson and his little brother Downey repaired his comrade in arms “Santiago”, resulting in the latter’s illness and death.

After the incident, Dawson still naively believed that he was innocent and was full of hope to return to the army. After the thrilling trial, Dawson seemed to realize some truth. He told Downey: “we are really guilty (hurt in an improper way), because people like us (soldiers) should have protected Santiago (weak people)!” After the case was settled, corporal Dawson understood the noble essence of the army – protecting the weak, not abandoning and bullying the weak. This may also be an ideal that the director and screenwriter hope to convey to the world. From a higher level, the army should fight for protection rather than aggression.

7. Lieutenant Colonel Matthew McKinsey

This role is difficult to understand. It doesn’t explain much, but it leaves a deep impression. First of all, he was the only dead character other than the victim – shot in the mouth with his shiny pistol. He had a friendship with the victim’s father, so the victim wrote to him before his death requesting to be transferred from Guantanamo. He did not handle the matter well, resulting in the accidental death of the victim under the acquiescence of the colonel, the instigation of the lieutenant and the lynching adopted by Dawson and others. The guilt brought by the case, coupled with his subsequent disappointment with the army or his fear of his “old rival” Colonel Jessup, led him to commit suicide—— Maybe he never dreamed of the outcome of the final trial.

#Noteworthy points

(A)

The film refers to the famous and important case “Brown case” in the United States. After more than 30 years of background and the baptism of the Vietnam War, racial discrimination is still a major social problem in the United States. Colonel Jessup and lieutenant kentrick in the film seem to have a little shadow of discrimination against blacks. For example, the Colonel once ridiculed Kaifei’s father’s trial of brown case, calling it “an injury to local residents”; During the trial, the Colonel didn’t even respect the black general as a judge. The lieutenant expressed a similar tendency in his ordinary speech.

(B)

The 1990s was an era of high-quality products. At that time, it was the peak of American culture, and 9 / 11 became a downward turning point to some extent. Comparing the Oscar winners of 90-99 with the one of 01-09 is very striking: the former includes Titanic, brave heart, the true story of Agan, Schindler’s list, silent lamb and so on. Which is not a masterpiece familiar to fans all over the world? What about the latter? Except for the gladiators in the 1990s (2000) and the Lord of the rings 1 (2001), there is almost nothing to take, such as car crashes and people who have nothing to rely on. It is really out of reach of the 1990s!!

The film was jointly launched by three stars and was nominated for best picture at the Golden Awards in 1993. (accidentally bumped into Schindler)

(C)

The miniature version of the naval Crime Investigation Office – all military related cases are naturally completed within the military judicial system.

Accompanied by the team, Tang, who was wearing an officer’s uniform, attacked the difficulties all night. He was valiant and valiant. He was a handsome character?! This work also strengthens Cruise’s always bright, intelligent and beautiful image. After the trial, his personal inner transformation is worth looking forward to!

(D) The protagonist’s image at the beginning is neglect and irrelevant, and his transformation process is also a major potential suspense of the film.

The first is the role of women. As a superior and supervisor, Demi Moore exudes a sense of justice and charming affinity. Would any man be infected? In addition, the glory of his parents must inspire him to pursue the justice of the law. No change is impossible for intelligent and young people.

(E) Discussion on the important value of film

The film reflects on the governance of the army. Why do the unjust “red military regulations” exist? When the iron law of war of “resolutely obey orders” is acclimatized in peacetime, where should we go?

For a crazy social Darwinian soldier (such as Jessup and kentrick): the weak are not sympathized with, or even should be repaired. What is the difference between this simple and crude logic and the Nazis? Is it more or less natural for the US Army to repair the weak and the post weak? Thank God, at least some people know how to reflect on such thinking. A truly civilized society is a society that protects the “weak”! What should the army of a civilized society pursue? The film seems to have mentioned the answer: protect the weak.

I hope the Americans don’t call excessive foreign war “protecting the weak of other countries”. ha-ha

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