FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.
Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil (Demi Moore) is handpicked to become the first woman to undergo training in the U.S. Navy’s toughest branch, but she learns that there are ulterior motives. Moore is terrific as the soldier who suffers all kinds of torture and humiliation, but also gets her chance at glory in a movie that wants to be a feminist role model. Too bad that the story is primarily driven by a cheap political conspiracy and that far too much of the movie consists of never-ending sadistic training sequences in rain and dirt that look like Ridley Scott’s brother Tony directed them.
1997-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Demi Moore (Jordan O’Neil), Viggo Mortensen (John James Urgayle), Anne Bancroft (Lillian DeHaven), Scott Wilson, Jason Beghe, Daniel Von Bargen… Jim Caviezel.
Trivia: Co-produced by Scott and Moore. Sam Rockwell was allegedly originally cast.
Razzie: Worst Actress (Moore).