Rules of Engagement

Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson deliver electrifying performances in this "tense, superbly-directed and top-drawer drama" (Jeffrey Lyons - NBC-TV) about what happens when the rules that command a soldier become the rules that condemn him.

Colonel Terry Childers (Jackson) is a patriot and war hero. But when a peacekeeping mission he leads in Yemen goes terribly wrong, he finds himself facing a court martial. Accused of breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians, Childers' only hope of vindication rests with comrade-in-arms Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a military lawyer of questionable abilities. Together they face the battle of their lives.

Directed by Oscar winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and co-starring Guy Pearce, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Rules Of Engagement is "a magnificent movie you must see" (Larry King - USA Today).


  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Guy Pearce
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Bruce Greenwood
  • Anne Archer
  • Blair Underwood
  • Philip Baker Hall

Directed By:

  • William Friedkin


  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • War

DVD Release Date:

  • October 10th, 2000