The Package (1989)
What’s that? You fancy seeing those perfectly craggy-faced and charismatic actors Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones, going head-to-head as maverick military sergeants? Search no further. Sparkling with wit and warmth, this film also offers snow that is enough car chases to be an important element of your Christmas time action watching (slotting nicely between real Lies and Die intense 1 and 2, demonstrably).
Gallagher (Hackman) is tasked with associated a prisoner from Germany to your United States: Boyette (Jones) is a cheeky, disgraced 'sergeant who keeps slugging officers'. Regrettably, on the way Boyette begins a spiral that is downward of for Gallagher, whom turns to their ex-wife (the enjoyably feisty Joanna Cassidy) and cop friend Dennis Franz for assistance. But given that United States and Soviet leaders get together to signal an anti-nuclear treaty, the plot thickens and Gallagher’s gang is in a battle against time indeed to stop an assassination that is politically devastating.
Loosely predicated on genuine occasions, this stars Ryan Philippe as Eric O’Neill, the FBI rookie assigned to shadow Robert Hanssen, a representative whose goody two-shoes persona has reached chances together with his practice of attempting to sell American tips for Russian intelligence. (more…)