Synopsis: A "lone wolf" U.S. government secret agent, Scott (Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter (Bell) of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Mamet
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

You had your whole life

to prepare for this moment.

Why aren't you ready?

I'm tired, sir.

Do you wish to quit?

If your mission is to quit,

there's no better time than right now.

You can quit now, get it over with.

I can't catch her.

I understand.

Just take those numbers off

and put them in my hand.

Forget that!

You better catch her.

- Well done.

- Sir.

You looked back for my sign.

Well done.

- I don't even know why I did it.

- Yeah, well... know what Napoleon said:

- "Give me a man who's lucky."

- Yes, sir.

- What they got you teaching, sergeant?

- Edged weapons, sir. Knife fighting.

Don't you teach them knife fighting.

Teach them to kill.

That way they meet some son of a bitch

studied knife fighting...

...they send his soul to hell.

It's all in the mind, sergeant.

That's where the battle's won.

Mr. Scott.

Black, Jacqueline A., U.s. 24341924.

I hope you'll remember and reach out

for me, if you could use me.

- Sergeant?

- Sir.

Thank you.

You guys cleaned up good.

- It's good to see you.

- What's happening, brother?

You ain't looking too bad

yourself there, big boy.

In one piece.

Hey, check it out.

I see you.

Talk to me.

How you doing, sir?

What's that then?

This was my father's.

- He carry it over there?

- Yes, sir.

- He come back?

- Yes, sir, he did.

You carry it then.

Maybe it'll save your life.

Light a fire with it or something.

Hey, Bobby! Bobby.

- Yeah, give me that.

- Thanks.


- I would like to say, to meet you...

- You haven't met me.

You've been up for a week.

You been seeing snakes.

Fall out of the bleachers!

Grab your bags.

All you men are returning to unit.

Let's go.

Have your number in your right hand.

- Can't imagine how they live with it.

- Your number in your right hand.

Can't you?

I thought I saw you considering it.

- What the hell is that?

- That's a wedding ring, sir.

You hear that?

The sentry you're sneaking up on,

he can hear it too.

You've been around long enough

to know that.

- Thank you, sir. My name's curtis...

- Do I need to know?

If I want camaraderie,

I'll join the Masons.

There's just the mission.

- He got the letter from his wife.

- Yeah? How's she doing?


- Orders up! Get your eyes in the boat!

- All right, I want your numbers.

- Get these fucking numbers off.

- You heard him.

You don't need them no more.

Come on, now. You think I have all night?

I've got two things for you boys.

That's a stiff dick and bubble gum.

And guess what,

I'm out of bubble gum.

Are you deaf or are you just trying

to try my patience? Get those numbers off!

Let's go.

Number nine and number 12.

Who the f*ck is that? Stand up, now!

You two are the first two.

On me.

Pick it up, people. I don't have all night.

- Yes, sir!

- Thanks for coming down, master gunner.

Sure thing, boss.

Here you go, sir.

- Grossler?

- Yes, sir.

- Curtis.

- Yes, sir.

This is the final selection event.

Follow my instructions.

Nothing more, nothing less.

On my command, execute.

The last man standing, walk out that door.

You will be admitted to the unit.


- It's not current.

- Why not?

It seems she got a makeover today.

We're working on it.

- Four p.m., cut n' curl?

- They gave her a crew cut, dyed it blond.

- Any idea why?

- Nope.

And then met with the boyfriend at 9.

- Then?

- We don't know.

But your man was on post

till he turned her over to night watch.

- He says he was.

- What else you got?

I gotta get you on a landline.

We got the boyfriend, Michael Blake.

- Where is he?

- We're shaking the trees.

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David Mamet

David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. more…

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