In the Line of Fire
Cat and Mouse at its Best...........#17
Wolfgang Peterson's directed thrillers tend to be pretty predictable as the hero and villain are always enriched to great and unexpected heights and it is no different in this one either as Clint Eastwood plays the aging Secret Service agent chasing down the psychotic John Malkovich, determined to assassinate the President. The cat and mouse dialogue between the two stars is what makes the movie go and only the smooth Dirty Harry star could defy his age as leading man, even creating sparks with the movies' female lead in Rene Russo. As great as Clint is in the film, it offers nothing without the equally impressive Malkovich who was made for this role.