Clear and Present Danger on VHS. Starring Harrison Ford. With Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida, Henry Czerny, Thora Birch, James Earl Jones. Directed by Phillip Noyce. From a Tom Clancy novel. 1994.
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Truth Needs A Soldier
Harrison Ford returns as intrepid CIA agent Jack Ryan in this critically acclaimed box-office smash from the producers of Patriot Games. When his mentor Admiral James Greer (James Earl Jones) becomes gravely ill, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. His first assignment: investigate the murder of one of the President’s friends, a prominent U.S. businessman with secret ties to Colombian drug cartels. Unbeknownst to Ryan, the CIA has already dispatched a deadly field operative (Willem Dafoe) to lead a paramilitary force against the Colombian drug lords. Caught in the crossfire, Ryan takes matters into his own hands, risking his career and life for the only cause he believes in — the truth.
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Platoon on VHS. Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen. With Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, Johnny Depp. Written and directed by Oliver Stone. 1986.
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The first casualty of war is innocence.
Seen through the eyes of college drop-out, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), the war is a real nightmare — a private hell of fears from outside and in — with enemies on both sides of the line. His platoon’s allegiance is split between leaders Sergeant Barnes and Sergeant Elias portrayed by Tom Berenger and Wilem Dafoe in their powerful Oscar-nominated performances. Barnes is a scar-faced, gung-ho fanatic bent on destroying the elusive Viet Cong. Elias is a different type of soldier — he has lost faith in the war, but not in man. Friction between the two sergeants leads to a second war, in every way as deadly as the one being waged against the enemy.
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