R | | Drama, Thriller, War
An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.
H. Lawrence Hodge's house, on the oceanfront (with the circular driveway), was also used as Jack Ryan's house in Patriot Games (1992).
Colonel Terry L. Childers:
Yes they had weapons! You think there's a script for fighting a war without pissing somebody off? Follow the rules and nobody gets hurt? Yes, innocent people probably died. Innocent people always die but I did not exceed my orders.
As Col. Childers is lowering the US flag at the embassy, a rope can be seen at the end of the flag, near the top of it, keeping it extended as it's lowered.
Some international prints, made for DVD/TV broadcast, have removed the Paramount logo and fade straight into the Seven Arts Pictures logo. The opening titles also now read "Seven Arts Pictures Present in association with Paramount Pictures". This is due to the fact that Seven Arts owned the international rights and wanted prime credit.
$15,011,181 (USA) (9 April 2000)