Into the LINE OF Fire - the second chance

film data
of German titles: Into the LINE OF Fire - the second chance
original title: Into the LINE OF Fire
production country: The USA
feature year: 1993
length (PAL - DVD): 123 minutes
of source language: English
age release: FSK 16
direction: Wolfgang Petersen
film script: Jeff Maguire
production: Gail Katz, Wolfgang Petersen, David Valdes
music: Ennio Morricone
camera: John Bailey
cut: Anne V. Coates

into the LINE OF Fire - the second chance (original title: Into the LINE OF Fire) is an US-American feature from the year 1993. The director was Wolfgang Petersen, the film script wrote Jeff Maguire. The main roles played Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo and Dylan McDermott.

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the agent of the Secret service franc Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) belonged to the protection of individuals of the president Kennedy, when this was murdered. After some years of the fight of the financial criminality it announces itself again to the service to the protection of individuals of the president. It turns out that this activity, particularly running beside the sedan of the president, makes excessive demands of it physically. He is smiled at - among the Spöttern also its colleague Lilly Raines (Rene Russo) ranks. However franc and Lilly in the process of the film approach themselves.

Soon announces himself an anonymous caller, who announces, to want to murder the president. He asks, whether franc would be ready to sacrifice its life in order that of the president to protect. Once almost succeeds placing the caller - franc falls during pursuit on the building roofs and by the assassin (John Malkovich) is held and to the fall from the fourth stick prevented. Franc could shoot it, then it however would fall down. But the assassin could shoot or simply drop also franc. Finally Malkovich franc saves the life, can however escape.

The assassin Mitch Leary comes as a sponsor camouflaged to an election meeting and tries to shoot the president. Franc intercepts the ball and is hurt. Leary kidnaps it and entrenchs themselves in a vitreous elevator. After some minutes Leary is shot by the safety forces under the guidance by Lilly.


OSCAR received honors the film - nominating, among them for John Malkovich (best Nebenrolle) and Jeff Maguire (best film script). The composer Ennio Morricone won the film price ASCAP film and Television music Award.

production notes

producer of the film was Apple founder Steve job, which possesses also the Trickfilmstudio Pixar.

Eastwood is a fan of the film the boat and suggested Petersen as a director.

Service permission, photographs of the genuine election campaign meetings of Bush got jobs sen over private connections to the American Secret. to make and Clinton. The film president, Eastwood and other actors were in-copied digitally into these photographs. Thus production costs could be substantially lowered.

For the first time in a Hollywoodfilm digital effects were used to let not in order the film look aufwändig to save but around money e.g. for Statisten. The photo-realistic effects wrote film history, remained however because of their perfection by most spectators and also unnoticed by film-creative. In the category Visual Effects was not even nominated the film for the OSCAR. After another producer had seen the photographs of the flying air Force One, it called Steve job, where one could rent the airplane. It was however a pure computer animation.

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