Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

'In The Line Of Fire (1993)' Movie review: With honor

See also

In The LIne Of Fire (1993)

Rating:
Star4
Star
Star
Star
Star

Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is a Secret Service Agent who is waiting for his partner Al D'Andrea (Dylan McDermott) to pick him up. They are headed to a marina to arrest a counterfeiter. While there things go wrong. Al is captured and tied up. Frank is ordered to shoot Al as he has been found out to be an agent. The gun jams but in the process of the confusion Frank is able to shoot two of the bodyguards and captures the counterfeiter.

Frank and Al are later ordered to investigate a suspicious tenant by the name of Joseph McCrawley (John Malkovich). When they arrive they see a shrine of paraphernalia consisting of pictures of attempted Presidential assassinations, included is John F. Kennedy's assassination of which Frank was part of the Secret Service detail.

That night Frank is contacted by this McCrawley who tells him that he intends to kill the current President. The next morning Frank goes to his superior Sam Campagna (John Mahoney) and lets him know what has happened and that he thinks this is not a hoax. Wire taps are ordered and it's on. We have a nut case going after the President. Agent Lilly Raines (Rene Russo) is brought in on the case. At first she thinks Frank is charming then she gets to know him and is able to see through the bravado. Others think Frank is just too old to handle this case. It is also brought up that he is one of the agents who has lost a President under their detail. It doesn't look good.

McCrawley in a way resurrects Frank's career by bringing him into the case. Little by little McCrawley leaves a trail for Frank to follow, until the ultimate showdown occurs.

Director Wolfgang Petersen brings us a great little tale of redemption in this movie. Yes, Frank did not take the bullet for Kennedy but will he take the one now. Is Frank man enough to give his life for his President? Watch the movie and find out. Will Frank redeem himself in his and others eyes.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!