Starring Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, George Dzundza, Iman, Howard Duff
Costner plays Lieutenant Commander Tom Farrell, an officer working in the pentagon in the middle of a torrid affair with his boss’s mistress. His boss being Secretary of Defense (Hackman). A murder follows, and the plot gets plenty thick with Costner knowing what really happened but also in danger of being set up as the culprit himself. It’s a remake of a forties classic, itself adapted from a novel, this version is awfully convoluted. That’s not a problem for most of the film, but there’s a twist at the end that threw me. On the one hand, it’s a truly shocking revelation that changes the whole film. On the other hand, did the film need that? Regardless, entertaining and engaging thriller.