Academy Award nominees John Travolta (Best Actor, Pulp Fiction) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction) team up with action director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, Predator) in a white-knuckle "thrill-ride with a twist you won't believe!" - (MairiAnna Bachynsky, ATV/CTV Entertainment). Also starring Connie Nielsen (The Hunted, Gladiator), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone In Sixty Seconds), Brian Van Holt (Black Hawk down), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2). A DEA officer (Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired.

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Basic (2003)

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Mystery/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 38m · 3/28/2003

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Deception is their most dangerous weapon.

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Academy Award nominees John Travolta (Best Actor, Pulp Fiction) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction) team up with action director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, Predator) in a white-knuckle "thrill-ride with a twist you won't believe!" - (MairiAnna Bachynsky, ATV/CTV Entertainment). Also starring Connie Nielsen (The Hunted, Gladiator), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone In Sixty Seconds), Brian Van Holt (Black Hawk down), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2). A DEA officer (Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United States

Production Companies

Phoenix Pictures, Intermedia Films

Budget

$50,000,000

Revenue

$42,792,561
Cast
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John Travolta

Hardy
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Connie Nielsen

Osborne
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Samuel L. Jackson

West
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Tim Daly

Styles
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Giovanni Ribisi

Kendall
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Brian Van Holt

Dunbar
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Taye Diggs

Pike
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Dash Mihok

Mueller
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Cristián de la Fuente

Castro
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Roselyn Sanchez

Nunez
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Harry Connick Jr.

Vilmer
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Georgia Hausserman

Pilot
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Margaret Travolta

Nurse #1
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Dena Johnston

Nurse #2
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Nick Loren

Helicopter Pilot
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Cliff Fleming

Helicopter Pilot
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Steven Maye

CID Officer
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Jonathan Rau

G.I. on the Tarmac
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Tait Ruppert

Jeep Driver (as Tait Rupert)
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Timothy S. Wester

Doctor
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Chris Byrne

MP
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Curtis Ricks

MP
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Charles L. Fails

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Crew
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James Vanderbilt

Writer
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John McTiernan

Director
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Basic

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/8/2003

$7.99

Disc Title Front Cover

Basic

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/8/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

Basic

(Blu-ray)

8/19/2014

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Basic [Formation extrème]

(DVD)

7/8/2003

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Basic

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Basic / Formula 51 / A Few Good Men

(DVD)

7/8/2003

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