Cruise is Lieutenant Daniel Kaffe in the courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, directed by Rob Reiner. Two U.S. Marines receive a court martial for the death of a fellow Marine. However, the accused claim they were acting under orders. The Lieutenant defends the accused as their lawyer. Co-stars include Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.
I couldn’t wait to play that courtroom scene in A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson. I’d been thinking about it for months. And it was like, here it is, man, I’m going to enjoy every moment of this…People came from all around just to watch us play that scene. They were showing up along the edges! So many people. And when the scene ended the first time, there was applause. Everyone around, applauding. God, it was exciting. It was electric.