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A few good men 1

Teresa Gamble
ADJ-235
.Movie Review
A few good men
January 13, 2013

A few good men 2

I choose to watch the movie “A few good men”. The story line goes as where Tom Cruise is asked to defend two marines who are charged with murder of a fellow officer. During the investigation it was found that the marines were ordered what they call a Code Red. A code red is where disciplinary measure is told to the marine when a member offends against his unit. This marine was beaten, gaged, bounded with tape by his fellow officers because in the squad’s eye he was not standing up to their needs. The two marines argue that they had a direct command from the higher authority to commit such act. Throughout the movie it came out that Colonel Jack Nicholson character had committed a crime and that this was unethical in the law and the United States Marines. The two marines Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private Louden Downy bound, gagged and tortured William Santiago while he was sleeping him later died of bleeding in the lungs due to the assault. Demi Moore an advocate for counsel (Joanne Galloway) believes that the two were only following orders and did not mean to intend for Santiago to die. There are two ethical issues here that I see as far as the movie went. One being the murder was performed and the other is that the code red was ordered of Jessup as a cover up. There was also Kaffee who lies to cover up what Jessup says. He is a young lawyer who comes from a line of lawyer where he has to prove a lot of good. He is a winning lawyer and losing a case to him is not a choice. He also is a plea bargain type of lawyer that doses this on many of his cases. Kaffee is charged to help defend the two marines but say that they deserve to be in prison for the rest of their lives. He knows the marines did something unethical but still stands by his word. In his eyes there is a dilemma and that is of his feelings of...
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