Jessup has been called in to testify in court-martial proceedings. Lieutenant Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise, holds him in the witness stand against his will. Their contretemps intensifies when Kaffee presses Jessup on the fate of a soldier assaulted to death: Was he, as Kaffee suspects, slain under the orders of the colonel?
If you are like me, there are lines in movies that are synonymous and, quite literally, unforgettable. Did you order the Code Red?! You want answers? Now, when you read those words, did you insert the intensity of emotion associated with the movie? Some of the people in our lives cannot handle what we bring to the table when we as combat veterans and first responders get to the point that we want, sometimes need, to talk about what we have witnessed and experienced. We naturally turn to those with whom we feel most comfortable. It makes perfect sense. We turn to those folks who care about us and have our back. In doing so, we find out rather quickly that caring may not be enough.
When pressed by Kaffee to tell the truth, Colonel Jessup abruptly yells "You can't handle the truth! Kaffee: Colonel Jessup, did you order the Code Red?! Judge: You don't have to answer that question! Jessup: I'll answer the question. You want answers? Kaffee: I think I'm entitled! Jessup: You want answers?!
Walsh , and Kiefer Sutherland in supporting roles. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his play of the same name and includes contributions by William Goldman. The film revolves around the court-martial of two U. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients.