In The Line of Fire

Eastwood, Clint

SKU: 043396258754

UPC 043396258754
Release Date 2008-07-01
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 128
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Aging secret service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood), on duty the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, is still unable to forget his failure on that fateful day, even as he nears retirement in 1993. When Mitch Leary (John Malkovich), a psychotic man calling himself Booth, threatens to kill the current president, Horrigan is the only one who takes the threat seriously. Over time, a cat-and-mouse game develops between the potential assassin and the agent; Horrigan sees the game as a chance to redeem his earlier failure and escape a life that has fallen into alcoholism and self-pity. With his only allies his partner (Dylan McDermott), who realizes he can't handle being a secret service agent and wants to resign, and a female agent (Rene Russo) whom he alternately annoys and attracts, Horrigan takes on Leary one-on-one in a fight to save the president, his job, and his self-respect. Directed with panache and precision by Wolfgang Petersen, IN THE LINE OF FIRE is an expertly crafted thriller that features spectacular performances by Eastwood and Malkovich.Filmed at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, and in Washington, D.C. One of the film's technical advisers was a former assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service, Robert Snow. In addition to IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Ennio Morricone composed music for more than 350 films, including A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and A FEW DOLLARS MORE, both also starring Clint Eastwood. Rene Russo also starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's following film, OUTBREAK....Movie making of the high, smooth commercial order that Hollywood prides itself on but achieves with singular infrequency....[Eastwood lends] tone and class......Terrifically exciting...What's kept you in the game all these years?--Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) to Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) Why don't we get together and have a drink? We could talk about that.--Horrigan Oh, I'd love to, but I think the less you know about me the better.--Leary Oh, why?--Horrigan Because I'm planning to kill the president.--Leary Oh, now you shouldn't have gone and said that. It's a federal offense to threaten the president. You could go to jail, even if you don't mean it.--Horrigan I mean it all right.--Leary What makes you think he'll call again?--Lilly Raines (Rene Russo) Oh, he'll call again. He's got, uh, panache.--Horrigan Panache?--Raines Yeah, it means flamboyance.--Horrigan Mm, I know what it means.--Raines Really? I had to look it up.--Horrigan Do you make an effort to be obnoxious, or is it a gift?--Raines It's a gift.--Horrigan There's no cause left worth fighting for, Frank. All we have is the game. I'm on offense, you're on defense.--Leary to Horrigan...A proficiently made thriller....Eastwood splendidly gives Horrigan humor, grit and imagination...Anyone on the hunt for surefire movie concepts need look no further than IN THE LINE OF FIRE....Engrossing......Clint Eastwood excels here as a Secret Service agent with an Achilles' heel....The rest of the cast is equally impressive...It's Malkovich, as an assassin tormenting Eastwood's aging Secret Service agent, who gives this movie its pulse.Clint Eastwood followed his Oscar triumph UNFORGIVEN with a tough turn as a veteran secret service man....Riveting...
Cast Wolfgang Petersen (Director)
Lilly Kilvert (Production Designer)
John Mahoney (Star)
Rene Russo (Star)
John Malkovich (Star)
Gary Cole (Star)
Jeff Apple (Producer)
Ennio Morricone (Composer)
Dylan McDermott (Star)
Clint Eastwood (Star)
Anne V. Coates (Editor)
John Bailey (Director of Photography)
Erica Edell Phillips (Costume Designer)
Fred Dalton Thompson (Star)
Jeff Maguire (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region ABC Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40 Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 - English, French, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish Subtitles - English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic Chinese, Dutch, Bahasa, Korean
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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