In The Line Of Fire (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1993.  , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Trust Wolfgang Petersen to come up with a cop thriller that’s a good cut above the genre average. Clint Eastwood plays a near-retired agent who never got over the fact that President Kennedy died on his watch. Now old demons have returned to haunt him when a psychotic madman (John Malkovich) is planning an assassination of the current president, giving ample warning before doing so. Skillfully edited by Anne V. Coates and directed brilliantly from a marvelous screenplay by Jeff Maguire, it’s a great night out at the movies watching this exciting film. shines in a supporting role as one of Eastwood’s colleagues, though their little battle-of-the-sexes banter becomes tiring way before they’re finished throwing barbs at each other.

Academy Award NominationsBest Supporting Actor (John Malkovich); Best Original Screenplay; Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Supporting Actor (John Malkovich)

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