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203 Ratings


Directed by John McTiernan
United States, Germany, 2003
Crime, Drama, Mystery


A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

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Basic Directed by John McTiernan

Critics reviews

As a captain in the military, [Osborne] thrives in masculine settings and situations and excels in putting her narrative puzzle pieces together, which is a trait required of every McTiernan protagonist. In the film, McTiernan’s most visually and narratively complex, Osborne’s role as guide to the audience is paramount.
June 15, 2015
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