In the Line of Fire
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In the Line of Fire

Year:
Duration:
128 min | Portugal:138 min (TV version)
Genres:
Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1993-07-09
Filming Locations: Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $40,000,000
Gross: $102,314,283 (USA)£6,342,334 (UK)
Cast
Actor
Character
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
In the Line of Fire
Clint Eastwood
Frank Horrigan
John Malkovich
Mitch Leary
Dylan McDermott
Al D'Andrea
Gary Cole
Bill Watts
Fred Dalton Thompson
Harry Sargent
John Mahoney
Sam Campagna
Gregory Alan Williams
Matt Wilder (as Greg Alan-Williams)
Jim Curley
President
Sally Hughes
First Lady
Clyde Kusatsu
Jack Okura
Steve Hytner
Tony Carducci
Tobin Bell
Mendoza
Bob Schott
Jimmy Hendrickson
Juan A. Riojas
Raul
Elsa Raven
Booth's Landlady
Arthur Senzy
Paramedic
Patrika Darbo
Pam Magnus
Mary Van Arsdel
Sally
Ryan Cutrona
LAPD Brass
Lawrence Lowe
FBI Technician
Brian Libby
FBI Supervisor
Eric Bruskotter
Young Agent
Patrick Caddell
Political Speaker
John Heard
Professor Riger
Alan Toy
Walter Wickland
Carl Ciarfalio
CIA Agent Collins
Walt MacPherson
Hunter
Robert Peters
Hunter
Tyde Kierney
Police Captain Howard
Anthony Peck
FBI Official
Rick Hurst
Bartender
Doris E. McMillon
D.C. News Anchor
Robert Sandoval
Bellboy
Joshua Malina
Agent Chavez
William G. Schilling
Sanford Riggs
Michael Kirk
Computer Technician / Bates
Richard G. Camphuis
Party Fat Cat (as Richard Camphuis)
Marlan Clarke
Marge
Robert Alan Beuth
Man at Bank
Susan Lee Hoffman
Woman at Bank
Donna Hamilton
Reporter at Dulles
Bob Jimenez
Reporter at Hotel
Cylk Cozart
Agent Cozart
Michael Zurich
Agent Zurich
Rich DiDonato
Undercover Agent
Jeffrey Kurt Miller
Undercover Agent
Kirk Jordan
Agent
Farzad Aghili
Presidential Convention Attendee (uncredited)
Markus Alexander
Police Officer
Lena Banks
Congretional Attendee (uncredited)
Elliott J. Brown
Bank Teller (uncredited)
Ian Paul Cassidy
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Michael Graziano
CIA Agent Fleming (uncredited)
Ryal Haakenson
Hotel Staff (uncredited)
Aaron Michael Lacey
Police Officer
Steve Railsback
CIA Agent David Coppinger
William Shipman
D.C. Police Officer (uncredited)
Greg Smith
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Michael Werckle
Photographer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The name of the fictional president in the movie is never mentioned.
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The picture from 22 November 1963 with Clint Eastwood's head circled in red ink, is actually an edited, blown-up version of an original photo taken by James 'Ike' Altgens. In the original photo, only agent Clint Hill is looking forward. This photo has been a controversial point for researchers, as many people say you can see Lee Harvey Oswald in the doorframe of the Book Depository. But, in actuality, the person mistaken for Oswald is fellow Texas Schoolbook Depository worker, Billy Lovelady.
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Two of the actors in the film held public office - Clint Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California (1986-88), and Fred Dalton Thompson (who in real life is an attorney and lobbyist) - he ran for the U.S. Senate to fill the unexpired term of Al Gore (at the time of filming was the Vice President) a year later and re-elected to a full term in 1996. He later declared his candidacy for President of the United States in 2007, but withdrew his candidacy January 22, 2008.
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Goofs
When the agent is checking the pack of photos against guests arriving for the dinner, Mitch's photo is a single frame. He then looks at Mitch, doesn't recognize him, and shuffles the now two-frame photo to the bottom of the pack.
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The light bulbs in the elevator blow out before Leary hits them
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When we see Leary's view through his binoculars, his view forms the figure eight, but if binoculars are correctly adjusted, they form a circular view. This is a common error in movies, and is often made deliberately in order to show the viewers that now we see the scene through binoculars.
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Quotes
Leary: You shouldn't have been from Minneapolis.
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Leary: The irony is so thick you could choke on it.
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Leary: I was worried about you with the motorcade today. You looked like you were going to faint. You really should get into shape for that type of job.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 Version and the Uncut Version?
A
The old British BBFC 15 versions are all cut by approx. 8 seconds. Several death scenes were affected, e.g. the killing with a plastic bag, the breaking of necks and a shootout. All cuts were waived for the Blu-ray release. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
Q
How did Horrigan know the gun was unloaded in the scene where the gangster try to make him shoot his partner?
A
An empty pistol is considerably lighter than one with a clip loaded, an untrained civilian might not be able to tell the difference, but someone with proficient firearms training can. This is not an exact science, however, as it does not account for chambered rounds. Horrigan could tell by the weight that there was not a clip in the pistol. There could have still been one in the chamber, but his instincts suggested there was not, and in this instance, his instincts proved right. He also thumbs back the hammer allowing him to see there is no round in the chamber.
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Photos from cast
Rene Russo