In The Line Of Fire 1993 R CC

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Clint Eastwood delivers the goods as a veteran Secret Service agent whose shameful secret is known to the serial killer that eludes him.

Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich
2 hours, 9 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich
Supporting actors Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Mahoney, Gregory Alan Williams, Jim Curley, Sally Hughes, Clyde Kusatsu, Steve Hytner, Tobin Bell, Bob Schott, Juan A. Riojas, Elsa Raven, Arthur Senzy, Patrika Darbo, Mary Van Arsdel, Ryan Cutrona
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

John Malkovich plays a great bad guy.
W. Graham Jr.
Excellent movie, great casting, great directing.
P. Fidanza
I can however say it was a good movie.

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin J Burgraff VINE VOICE on September 7, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Clint Eastwood, in his first film after completing his masterpiece, UNFORGIVEN, chose a winner with Wolfgang Petersen's suspenseful IN THE LINE OF FIRE. As 30-year veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan, Eastwood had the misfortune of protecting President Kennedy, November 22, 1963, and the specter of not reacting quickly enough has never fully left him, through the subsequent years. At the other end of the spectrum is ex-CIA assassin Mitch Leary (brilliantly portrayed by John Malkovich), who had become 'excess baggage' for the intelligence community, due to budget cuts. After surviving a bungled attempt to kill him, Leary decides to vent his rage at his 'betrayal' by assassinating the President. In his research, he discovers that the only agent still active from the 1963 team is Horrigan, and, deciding they shared a kinship, he begins to tease Horrigan with clues about himself, and how he'll kill the President.
The film builds up a 'head of steam' from the very first scene, as Horrigan and his partner, Al D'Andrea (Dylan McDermott, long before television stardom in THE PRACTICE) take down a band of counterfeiters, and the edginess never lets up, as Leary, introducing himself as 'Booth', begins his series of fateful calls to Horrigan. Facing mounting opposition from the head of the Presidential Secret Service team (Gary Cole), as well as the White House Chief of Staff (future Senator Fred Dalton Thompson), Horrigan badgers, insults, and belittles everyone's work, knowing the potential assassin will find any crack in the security, and take advantage of it.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steve Douglas TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Individual plot summaries of these movies can be found everywhere as well as opinions on the plots, acting and actors so I will focus only on the quality of the transfer of this movie to Blu Ray.

In the Line of Fire was shot some time ago but still has legs as an intriguing and suspenseful film. This Blu Ray came only with the one Blu Ray disc.

The video transfer is really quite clean with good details in the dark and shadow areas. At no point did I see any artifacts or dirt and, except in one of the deleted scenes, no stair stepping or color banding anywhere. The Mbps rate appeared to average in the mid twenties. Colors were natural looking and the focus of the transfer to blu ray is generally soft and film like without the video type color popping that we often see on some of today's films. Since I do not have the Standard Def version I really can't make a comparison between the formats but the Blu Ray transfer offers good contrast and clean imaging.

The audio transfer comes as a lossless Dolby True HD 5.1 and was surprisingly very good. I did not expect much for the audio as the film is more dialogue driven than action but there were many opportunities for the audio editors to steer discreet foley fx to all channels. Pans from front to back and back to front were there when appropriate and you get a very nice, clean and transparent sound for both the front and rear sound stages. Good separation between the front, center and sides for the music track and proper audio leveling all around.

My big beef with this and many Blu Rays are the multiple preview ads for other films. These ads take up space on the disc that could go to less compression and thus a higher quality audio and video transfer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip Scholz on September 27, 2013
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First off, we never do learn the President's name, except for his Secret Service codename "Traveler". I guess that jives with the philosphy expressed by Clint Eastwood's character of never getting to know who you're protecting as you might not want to take a bullet for them then. So I can live with not knowing. Otherwise, this is an excellent film...the real-life Secret Service certainly thought so. Clint Eastwood plays the agency's only remaining active agent who was on duty during the Kennedy assasination back in 1963, 30 years before this film. Now, he's pulled out of his life working undercover to bust counterfeiters to investigate a threat on the current President. This threat comes in the form of John Malkovich, who begins a series of mindgames with Eastwood and the Secret Service that begin with him calling himself "Booth" in a nod to the Lincoln assasination...he also knows plenty about Kennedy's death, so it's imediatly obvious that the man has a strange hobby. Malkovich has played his fair share of villains, but many of them could take lessons from the character in this film. Too many times we see a person so evil that they become something like Dr. Hannibal Lector. But John Malkovich does not slide down that slippery slope and remains his own man with his own agenda and headgames. It is a performance that Mr. Malkovich should definetly always keep on his resume. Clint Eastwood is no slouch on his end. John Malkovich is looking for an equal in his "game" and Eastwood provides it. Now aged a bit since 1963 (hey, they put the actor's real age to good use) he steps up to the plate and keeps up step for step while remaining perfectly frustrated that he can't get ahead of this maniac. The diolog between these two men is one of the best parts of this exciting film.Read more ›
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