A Few Good Men

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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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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Trivia: All of Jack Nicholson's scenes were filmed in only 10 days.

Trivia: Cruise calls Kevin Bacon Smiling Jack Ross. Bacon was also called Smiling Jack in 1986's QuickSilver.

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Trivia: Maud Winchester, who plays Aunt Jenny, is the sister-in-law of Rob Reiner, the film's director.

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Trivia: The marching band in the beginning is The Capital Band and has a brief mention in the closing credits. The director in black is Col Charles Erwin, USMC Ret, former Assistant Conductor and solo cornet for the President's Marine band. The Marine Corps would not allow the real band to be shown in the film. Col Erwin used his Capital Band for the scene.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Tom Cruise is yelling at/questioning Dawson at the jail in the witness room, immediately after Cruise gets up in Dawson's face and says, "I'm the only friend you've got," Cruise is supposed to simply turn and walk away. But you can see from the angle behind Dawson that Cruise' first step is a step down, indicating that he was on a pedestal of some sort to bring their heights closer together.

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Colonel Nathan R Jessup: You can't handle the truth!

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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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