Basic (2003)

Director
John McTiernan

Main cast
John Travolta; Connie Nielsen; Samuel L. Jackson; Giovanni Ribisi; Tim Daly

Genres
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Description
A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.


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