In the Line of Fire (1993)

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In the Line of Fire (1993)
  • Time: 128 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Storyline:

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself “Booth” threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.

One review

  • Wolfgang Petersen’s ‘In The Line Of Fire’ is a taut thriller, that keeps it’s viewer interested from start to end. Some thrillers remain true to the genre, and this box-office super-hit is one of those films!

    The film is about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States and the Secret Service agent who tracks him. ‘In The Line Of Fire’ grabs your attention from the very start. The conversations between the Agent and the Psychopath are superb, one can state those sequences as the mainstay of the film. The climax, also, is absorbing and leaves a major impact.

    Petersen’s direction is fantastic. He’s at his best over-here. Jeff Maguire’s screenplay is terrific, placed with memorable dialog. John Bailey’s Cinematography is perfect, he captures each frame neatly.

    In the acting department, Clint Eastwood is stunning. The Living Legend plays his part with style and grace. Without a doubt, one of his best works. John Malkovich is marvelous as the menace. He sinks his teeth into the part and brings it out with flying colors. Dylan McDermott is another topper; he’s superb all through. Rene Russo looks angelic, as always, her performance is just right. Gary Cole is very good. John Mahoney does his bit well.

    On the whole, ‘In The Line Of Fire’ works big time and comes up a winner! Thumbs Up!

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