Rules of Engagement

TitleRules of Engagement
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsFriedkin, William
Running Time128 min
Date Released04/2000
DistributorParamount Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

This court-martial drama highlights loyalty and use of warfare in American engagement in the Middle East. Colonel Terry Childers unleashes a show of force on unarmed civilians after a troubled rescue of US ambassador in Yemen, prompting a court martial for war crimes. He turns to his old friend, a JAG lawyer who he met in Vietnam, to help him fight the charges.


Tommy Lee Jones

Samuel L. Jackson

Guy Pearce

Bruce Greenwood

Blair Underwood

Philip Baker Hall

Anne Archer

Ben Kingsley


Seven Arts Pictures

directed by William Friedkin

produced by Scott Rudin and Richard D. Zanuck

co-produced by Arne Schmidt

screenplay by Stephen Gaghan

Music by Mark Isham

Cinematography by William A. Fraker and Nicola Pecorini

Edited by Augie Hess


War, Drama

Translated TitleRules – Sekunden der Entscheidung
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