The Package (1989)
What’s that? You fancy seeing those fantastically craggy-faced and charismatic actors Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones, going head-to-head as maverick military sergeants? Search no longer. Sparkling with wit and heat, this film also offers sufficient snow and car chases to be a vital element of your Christmas time action watching (slotting nicely between real Lies and Die tricky 1 and 2, demonstrably).
Gallagher (Hackman) is tasked with associated a prisoner from Germany into the United States: Boyette (Jones) is really a cheeky, disgraced ‘sergeant who keeps slugging officers’. Regrettably, on the way Boyette begins a spiral that is downward of for Gallagher, whom turns to their ex-wife (the enjoyably feisty Joanna Cassidy) and cop friend Dennis Franz for assistance. But once the United States and Soviet leaders get together to signal an anti-nuclear treaty, the plot thickens and Gallagher’s gang is in a battle against time indeed to stop an assassination that is politically devastating. Continue reading