|Plot: Hayes Hodges finds his career aspirations dashed when he's wounded in Vietnam combat. He then returns to America and becomes a disillusioned lawyer who goes up against the service to defend Colonel Terry Childers, who is accused of inciting an incident that leaves many demonstrators dead. Hodges in no position to decline: Childers heroically saved his life back in Vietnam.
Rating: 6.4/10 (38640 votes)
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Jim Webb (story), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley
Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Released: 2000 Apr 07