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WATCH: 5-Year-Old Recites Famous Speech From ‘A Few Good Men’

Talk about a talented tyke! In a viral video, five-year-old Sruli Muschel recites Jack Nicholson’s famous speech from the movie, “A Few Good Men.”

Sruli shared his impressive skills on this morning’s Fox and Friends. His dad Ben said he only planned on teaching Sruli the line, “You can’t handle the truth!” but he was eager to learn more.

Check it out here!

A FEW GOOD MEN Sountrack

Want to experience the music from the Academy Award winning movie A Few Good Men? The soundtrack was released on December 8, 1992 and contains the following songs:

mensoundtrack1. Code Red/Semper Fidelis
2. Kaffe
3. Facts and Figures
4. Guantanamo Bay
5. Hound Dog- Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton
6. Plea Bargain
7. Trial and Error
8. Pep Talk
9. Honor
10. Stars and Stripes Forever

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A FEW GOOD MEN Cast: Where Are They Now?

demiafew-242x300It’s been 20 years since A Few Good Men hit theaters yet ”You can’t handle the truth!” is still one of the best-known movie quotes of all time. So what is Demi Moore doing now?

Since starring in A Few Good Men, Demi Moore’s most notable works include Indecent Proposal (1993) and Disclosure (1994). In 1996, Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she was paid a then-unprecedented fee of $12.5 million to star in Striptease. However, the movie was a high-profile disappointment as well as her next movie G.I. Jane.

In her personal life, since being a part of the A Few Good Men cast, Demi Moore has divorced from Bruce Willis in 2000, married Ashton Kutcher in 2000 and then got divorced again in 2013. Demi Moore has 3 daughters from her marriage to Bruce Willis. One of her daughters, Rumer, is following in her mother’s footsteps as an actress.

A FEW GOOD MEN Playwright Aaron Sorkin

sorkin2Aaron Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy-award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good MenThe American PresidentThe West WingSports NightStudio 60 on the Sunset StripCharlie Wilson’s WarThe Social Network, and Moneyball.

In addition to the A Few Good Men play, Aaron Sorkin is probably best known for writing the first four seasons of The West Wing. The first season of the show was honored with nine Emmy Awards making the show a record holder for most Emmys won by a series in a single season.

In television, Sorkin is known as a controlling writer, who rarely shares the credit of penning screenplays. His trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaboratorThomas Schlamme’s characteristic directing technique called the “walk and talk”. These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.

Currently, Sorkin is the creator and head writer on the HBO show The Newsroom, a series about the behind the scenes workings of a cable news network.

A FEW GOOD MEN Play Histoy

The A Few Good Men play is written by Aaron Sorkin, first produced on Broadway by David Brown in 1989.  It opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in New York on November 15, 1989, in a production directed by Don Scardino. Sorkin adapted his work into a screenplay for a 1992 film.

Sorkin got the inspiration for the play from a phone conversation with his sister Deborah, who had graduated from Boston University Law School and signed up for a three-year stint with the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She was going toGuantanamo Bay Naval Base to defend a group of Marines who came close to killing a fellow Marine in a hazing ordered by a superior officer. Sorkin took that information and wrote much of his story on cocktail napkins while bartending at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.

Once Sorkin completed a draft, his theatrical agent sent it to producer David Brownwho wanted the film rights. Sorkin sold Brown the rights, getting Brown to agree to also produce A Few Good Men as a play.

Several former Navy JAG lawyers have been identified as the source for the character of Lt. Daniel Kaffee in A Few Good Men. These include Donald Marcari, David Iglesias, and Walter Bansley III. The court martial was Macari’s first big court case. However in a September 15, 2011 article of The New York Times, Sorkin was quoted saying, “The character of Dan Kaffee in A Few Good Men is entirely fictional and was not inspired by any particular individual.”

A Few Good Men had its world premiere at the Heritage Repertory Theatre at the University of Virginia’s Department of Drama on September 19, 1989. It then transferred to the Kennedy Center.

The original Broadway stage production opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York on November 15, 1989, in a production directed by Don Scardino, designed by Ben Edwards, and with music by John Gromada. It starred Tom Hulce as LTJG Kaffee, Megan Gallagher as LCDR JoAnne Galloway, Clark Gregg as Lt. Jack Ross, Stephen Lang as Col Jessep, and Robert Hogan as Capt. Matthew A. Markinson. Replacement actors included Timothy Busfield and Bradley Whitford as Kaffee, Perry King, Michael O’Hare, and Ron Perlman as Jessep, and Pamela Blair as Galloway. Joshua Malinaalso appeared. It ran for 497 performances.

The Broadway production earned Megan Gallagher a 1990 Theatre World Award and a Best Actor nomination for A Few Good Men cast member Tom Hulce at the 44th Tony Awards.

To buy a copy of the play, click here.

A FEW GOOD MEN Reviews: “NY Times”

“The role doesn’t have to be big, but if it’s good, and if the actor playing it is great, the results can be magically transforming. Witness Jack Nicholson’s vicious, funny, superbly reptilian turn in Rob Reiner’s entertaining “A Few Good Men,” adapted by Aaron Sorkin from his hit Broadway courtroom drama.”

-Vincent Canby, NY Times, December 11, 1992

To read the full review, click here.

A FEW GOOD MEN Cast: Where Are They Now?

jack-270x300It’s been 20 years since A Few Good Men hit theaters yet ”You can’t handle the truth!” is still one of the best-known movie quotes of all time. So what is Jack Nicholson doing now?

Jack Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Jack Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which include dark portrayals of neurotic and psychopathic characters. Nicholson’s 12 Oscar nominations make him the most nominated actor in the history of the Academy Awards. Since being in the A Few Good Men cast, Jack Nicholson has starred in movies such as The Pledge, About Schmidt, Something’s Gotta Give, and The Departed.

Nicholson is one of only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s; the other was Michael Caine. He has won six Golden Globe Awards, and received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

A FEW GOOD MEN Cast: Where Are They Now?

tom cruise A Few Good Men 00It’s been 20 years since A Few Good Men hit theaters yet “You can’t handle the truth!” is still one of the best-known movie quotes of all time. So what is Tom Cruise doing now?

Since 1992, Tom Cruise has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters including Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002),The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Tropic Thunder (2008), Jack Reacher (2012) and Oblivion (2013). As of 2012, Cruise is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Fourteen of his films grossed over $100 million domestically; twenty have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide.

In addition, since A Few Good Men Tom Cruise has gotten divorced from Nicole Kidman in 2001, married to Katie Holmes in 2006, and divorced again in 2012. Cruise has made headlines for his support for the Church of Scientology and its affiliated social programs.

Being in the A Few Good Men cast helped launch Tom Cruise’s career, and he will always be remembered for his performance in this film as well as many others.