A Few Good Men

Corrected entry: In the scene where Danny comes in drunk after the bug scene with Downey not being at the meeting, Danny comes in a door from the back of the apartment. Nobody EVER came in that door and they never do again. In fact, no matter how hard you look, you can't find that door again anywhere.

Correction: Actually, you can see the door in the first scene when the lawyers are working together, when Demi Moore is walking around on the phone.

Corrected entry: When Danny and Sam go to visit Jo for the first time for the briefing about the case, Danny gets up to leave and walks out quickly, and exits to the right. Sam is still talking to Jo about "being careful down there." If you concentrate to the doorway, you can see Danny pass by the door again because he turned the wrong way.

Correction: Character mistake, not an editing mistake.

Corrected entry: Toward the end of the movie two Air Force service men enter the courtroom and are announced as upcoming witnesses as they were working the ground crew at Andrews Air Force Base on the night in question. Potential witnesses are never allowed into a courtroom before they testify.

Correction: Caffey had no intention of using these men as witnesses, so the fact that they were in the courtroom is a sign of this. He only used their presence to scare Col. Jessup.

Corrected entry: Danny's hypothesis that Santiago had a coronary condition that was missed by the doctor is flawed. Any such condition would be detected at autopsy.

Correction: The hypothesis is that the condition was missed during Santiago's regular examinations, given while he was still alive. Nothing in the scene indicates that the doctor failed to detect the condition at autopsy. Since there is a cover-up underway it makes sense that the doctor would alter the autopsy report (as he did when he stated the cause of death to be poison) and omit anything that would undermine his "conclusion" that Dawson and Downey poisoned Santiago.

Corrected entry: When Danny aproaches Jack with the news that the defendants were given an order, he introduces Jo to Jack. However he just introduces her as "Downy's Lawyer Jo" Ten seconds later Jack refers to her as Commander. How did he know this?

Correction: She is wearing a uniform with her patches & pins, a member of the armed forces knows how to identify rank by this means.

Corrected entry: Just after Jack Nicholson has admitted giving the order for a code red and Kevin Bacon starts reading him his rights Nicholson turns to the judge and says 'Colonel'. Earlier the judge tells Nicholson to refer to him as either 'sir' or 'your honour'. At no time are we informed that the judge is of colonel rank. Either he is and we are not told or Nicholson has fluffed his lines and refers to his own rank.

Correction: In the first courtroom scene as the judge is entering the court and the members are asked to rise, he is introduced by the bailiff as a Colonel. Plus the judge is wearing a military uniform and his colonel's eagles are sitting on his shoulders for the world to see.

Continuity mistake: During the trial at the end, Jessup struggles with the MPs to get to Danny Kaffee. After the struggle, his tie is all out of place. In the following close-up shots, it's re-aligned, before becoming completely askew as Jessup goes to retrieve his hat.

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Col. Nathan R. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you, " and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

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Trivia: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has a cameo as a lawyer in a bar talking to a woman about one of his cases.

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