Basic

Synopsis: During a special operations training mission in Panama, four U.S. soldiers are killed mysteriously, and their leader, Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel L. Jackson), goes missing. A military investigator, Capt. Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen), has trouble convincing the two survivors to talk about what happened that night. A more experienced investigator, Tom Hardy (John Travolta), is brought in to crack the case. However, when the survivors do start talking, their stories differ from one another.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
21%
R
Year:
2003
98 min
$26,536,120
Website
583 Views


with WARRANT OFFICER JULIA OSBORNE - early 30's, attractive,

close cropped hair and icy eyes. In the middle of protesting.

5.

OSBORNE:

This is totally unnecessary-

STYLES:

He asked to see a policeman, we're

getting him a policeman .

OSBORNE:

But this guy you called, he's not

even Army-

STYLES:

He's former Army and the best I’ve

ever seen in a room. Besides, he

knows the territory, we did Basic

together here.

(off her look)

You've had three hours with Dunbar

and haven't gotten a peep, we need

to take a different tack.

OSBORNE:

He's not Army, it’s not official-

STYLES:

Then it's unofficial.

He takes a hit from an ASTHMA INHALER, as a '71 PONTIAC GTO

drives through the gate and pulls up. Hardy emerges.

OSBORNE:

(re:
his appearance)

Doesn't get any unofficialer than

that...

The two old friends embrace.

HARDY:

How are you?

STYLES:

Been better.

(pause)

I read about what's been happening

With you... I should have called-

HARDY:

What kind of trouble are you in?

Styles looks at the ground. Momentarily flustered.

HARDY:

That bad?

STYLES:

Would I have called you if it wasn't?

If there was any other way

6.

HARDY:

Tell me what I can do.

OSBORNE:

You can get us some answers.

Hardy takes off his sunglasses, noticing her.

STYLES:

This is Warrant Officer Julia Osborne,

The closest thing we have to an in-

House investigator.

HARDY:

And here you are going out of house.

How's that make you feel, Jules?

OSBORNE:

Hostile and uncooperative.

HARDY:

Fantastic. You want to tell me what's

going on?

INT. FORT MCKINLEY -- CORRIDORS MORNING

Hardy follows Styles and Osborne. They pass SOLDIERS

replacing broken windows and sweeping up glass.

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James Vanderbilt

James Platten Vanderbilt (born November 1975) is an American screenwriter. He is best known for the films Zodiac, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. more…

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