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Courage Under Fire

Year: 1996
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Michael Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot, Sean Astin
A different way to tell the story, like McTiernan did again with Basic a few years later to good effect.

Gulf war veteran Washington (his back story, shown in the beginning, where he accidentally fires on his own forces, is pretty throwaway) is investigating the events of a siege involving a group of soldiers, under which one died in tragic circumstances (Ryan).

Trying to get to the bottom of the mystery, he hears many different versions from the surviving members of the team, all of whom have their own agendas depending on their actions and the tragedy they left behind.

It's a really interesting story telling technique and makes for a good mystery, although Meg Ryan's accent is as fake as a $3 note.

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