A Few Good Men

Two US soldiers (LCpl Dawson and PFC Downey) are accused of murdering a third one (PFC Santiago). They claim they weren't murdering him, they were giving him a 'Code Red' by an order given them by their CO, Col. Jessup.

Lt. Daniel Kaffe defends them - he is famous for never having been in a courtroom. Downey's aunt asks LtCmdr Galloway to represent his nephew, this way Galloway can push Kaffee to take the case seriously.

However, Kaffee changes his behaviour only when they meet Col. Jessup, a most arrogant man.

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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Lt. Daniel Kaffee: My client is a moron. That's not against the law.

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Trivia: A Few Good Men was based loosely on an incident which involved a group of soldiers performing a hazing act on a recruit by the order of their platoon commander. The recruit nearly died, and it wasn't until the commander finally confessed in court that the soldiers were let off. This is confirmed by the director commentary.

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Question: Since the link on the answer to the original question is now broken, I will ask it again; What does Jessup mean when he says he wants Santiago to make 4-6-4-6 on his next proficiency report?

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Chosen answer: The Marine proficiency and conduct report is scored from 0.0 to 5.0. Above 4.5 is classified as "Excellent", which is why Jessup wanted him at 4.6.

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