Rules of Engagement
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: William Friedkin
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-321743
Running time: 2:07 (127 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 10, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#1202)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson deliver electrifying performances in this "tense, superbly-directed and top-drawer drama"* about what happens when the rules that command a soldier become the rules that condemn him.

Colonel Terry Childers (Jackson) is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together, they face the battle of their lives.

Directed by Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin and co-starring Guy Pearce, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer and Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley, Rules of Engagement is "a magnificent movie you must see."**

*Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV
**Larry King, USA Today
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
 • Seven Arts Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
Crew
Direction
William Friedkin....Director
Writing
Stephen Gaghan....Screenwriter
James Webb....Story By
Production
Richard D. Zanuck....Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Adam Schroeder....Executive Producer
James Webb....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Nicola Pecorini....Director of Photography
William A. Fraker....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Augie Hess....Film Editor
Music
Mark Isham....Composer
Sound
Russell Williams II....Production Sound Mixer
Steve Boeddeker....Sound Designer
Steve Boeddeker....Supervising Sound Editor
Mike Szakmeister....Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Scarabosio....Sound Editor
Ron Eng....Sound Editor
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Greg P. Russell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Robert Laing....Production Designer
Gloria Gresham....Costume Designer
William Cruse....Art Director
Paul Lombardi....Visual Effects
Robert Ryan....Make-up Artist
Zoltan....Make-up Artist
John Blake....Make-up Artist
Allan A. Apone....Make-up Artist
Mitchell Kenney....Costume Designer
Special Visual Effects & Digital Animation by Digital Domain
Erik Nash....Visual Effects
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones....Hodges
Samuel L. Jackson....Childers
Guy Pearce....Major Biggs
Ben Kingsley....Mourain
Bruce Greenwood....Sokal
Anne Archer....Mrs. Mourain
Blair Underwood....Captain Lee
Philip Baker Hall....General Hodges
Dale Dye....General Perry
Amidou....Doctor Ahmar
Mark Feuerstein....Chandler
Richard McGonagle....Judge
Baoan Coleman....Colonel Cao
Nicky Katt....Hays III
Ryan Hurst....Corporal Hustings
Gordon Clapp....Harris
Hayden Tank....Justin
Ahmed Abounouom....Jimi
William Gibson....Hodges' Radio Man
Tuan Tran....Translator
John Speredakos....Lawyer
Scott Alan Smith....Another Lawyer
Jihane Kortobi....Little Girl
David Lewis Hays....Bailiff (NCO)
Peter Tran....Cao's Radio Man
Bonnie Johnson....Mary Hodges
Jason C. West....Childers' Radio Man
Attifi Mohamed....Tariq
Zouheir Mohamed....Aziz
Chris Ufland....Ambassador Aide
Thom Barry....Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
Kevin Cooney....4 Star General
Helen Manning....Sarah Hodges
David Graf....ARG Commander
Conrad Bachmann....Secretary of Defense
Aziz Assimi....Little Boy
Robert Pentz, Jr.....Courtroom Spectator
Laird Macintosh....Radio Op
Baouyen C. Bruyere....Col. Cao's Granddaughter
Steven M. Gagnon....Juror #1
Richard F. Whiten....Juror #2
Tom Knickerbocker....Juror #3
Terry Bozeman....Juror #4
Mary Wickliffe....Juror #5
Jody Wood....Juror #6
Elayn Taylor....Juror #7
Todd Kimsey....Officer #1
Lawrence Noel Larsen....Officer #2
Stephen Ramsey....Officer #3
G. Gordon Liddy....Talk Show Host (voice)
Johnny Alonso....Kurt - Spitting Protestor (uncredited)