In The Line Of Fire

In The Line Of Fire
In The Line Of Fire
  • R
  • 2h 9m
  • 1993
Certified Fresh96%
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A gripping, gut-wrenching thriller that delivers suspense in almost unbearable doses, In The Line Of Fire showcases Clint Eastwood at his finest. In a performance that won universal acclaim, Eastwoodstars as Frank Horrigan, a veteran Secret Service agent haunted by his failure to protect John F. Kennedy from assassination. Thirty years later, he gets a chance to redeem himself when a brilliant psychopath threatens to kill the current president and take Horrigan with him. Taunting him by phone and tantalizing him with clues, the assassin (John Malkovich) lures Horrigan into an electrifying battle of wits and will that only one man can survive. Co-starring Rene Russo as Horrigan's risk-taking Field Chief, In The Line Of Fire is a high-wire balancing act of searing suspense, explosive action and surprising romance.
© 1993 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: A straightforward thriller of the highest order, In the Line of Fire benefits from Wolfgang Peterson's taut direction and charismatic performances from Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Clifford Terry
Fresh

Petersen directs his film in a straightforward, workmanlike fashion-few surprises here -- and, cur...

June 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel
Fresh

Director Wolfgang Petersen moves the story along, but his real job is to simply stay out of the wa...

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
Terrence Rafferty
Fresh

The movie has a clear, simple thriller logic that's far more satisfying than the static variations...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sturdy but violent Clint Eastwood assassination thriller.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that violence in this actioner includes innocent characters disturbingly murdered (shootings, bludgeonings, strangulation) just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is a walk-through of how one might get close to a U.S. president for killing purposes. Swearing is frequent and includes "f--k" and "s--t." The hero (declared to be a divorced alcoholic) and the heroine have sex, though nothing is really shown. The bad guy hints at Washington D.C.'s distrustful secret side, of training hit-men, and carrying out assassinations. Somehow there is no mention of particular political parties, issues, or leanings, even with the election-year backdrop.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:July 9, 1993
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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