1993   USA In the Line of Fire
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Director:Wolfgang Petersen
Studio:Columbia Pictures Corporation
Writer:Jeff Maguire
IMDb Rating:7.2 (35,072 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 10 nominations
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Duration:128 min
Wolfgang Petersen  ...  (Director)
Jeff Maguire  ...  (Writer)
Clint Eastwood  ...  Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan
John Malkovich  ...  Mitch Leary
Rene Russo  ...  Secret Service Agent Lilly Raines
Dylan McDermott  ...  Secret Service Agent Al D'Andrea
Gary Cole  ...  Secret Service Presidential Detail Agent-In-Charge Bill Watts
Fred Dalton Thompson  ...  White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent
John Mahoney  ...  Secret Service Director Sam Campagna
Gregory Alan Williams  ...  Secret Service Agent Matt Wilder (as Greg Alan-Williams)
Jim Curley  ...  President
Sally Hughes  ...  First Lady
Clyde Kusatsu  ...  FBI Agent Jack Okura
Steve Hytner  ...  FBI Agent Tony Carducci
Tobin Bell  ...  Mendoza
Bob Schott  ...  Jimmy Hendrickson
Juan A. Riojas  ...  Raul
John Bailey  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: An assassin on the loose. A president in danger. Only one man stands between them...

Summary: Frank Horrigan is a secret service agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as a hand-picked agent by President Kennedy, he became one of the few agents to have lost a President to an assassin when Kennedy died. Now, former CIA assassin Mitch Leary is stalking the current President, who is running for re-election. Mitch has spent long hours studying Horrigan, and he taunts Horrigan, telling him of his plans to kill the President. Leary plans to kill the president because Leary feels betrayed by the government -- Leary was removed from the CIA, and the CIA is now trying to have him killed. After talking to Leary, Horrigan makes sure he is assigned to presidential protection duty, working with fellow secret service agent Lilly Raines. Horrigan has no intention of failing his President this time around, and he's more than willing to take a bullet. White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent refuses to alter the President's itinerary, while Horrigan's boss, Secret Service Director Sam Campagna, is supportive of Horrigan. As the election gets closer, Horrigan begins to doubt his own abilities, especially when Horrigan's colleague Al D'Andrea is killed by Leary. But Horrigan may be the only one who can stop Leary.

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