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|Sam Anderson||Congressman #2|
|Cary Elwes||Lt. Col. James Burton|
|Viola Davis||Platoon Sgt. Fanning (Burton's secretary)|
|John C. McGinley||Colonel J.D. Bock|
|Clifton Powell||Sgt. Benjamn Dalton|
|Dewey Weber||Sp4 Ganger|
|Richard Schiff||Col. / Brig. Gen. Robert Laurel Smith|
|J.C. MacKenzie||Jones (Pentagon tank designer)|
|Richard Benjamin||Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense)|
|Olympia Dukakis||Madam Chairwoman, Armed Services Committee|
|Tom Wright||Major William Sayers|
|Dewey Weber||Spec-4 Granger|
|Kelsey Grammer||Maj. Gen. Partridge|
U.S. Army Major General Partridge (Grammer) appears before the House Armed Services Committee to defend his recent actions; the story is told mostly as a series of flashbacks:
In its latest effort to curtail excessive spending by The Pentagon, Congress appoints an outsider, USAF Lieutenant Colonel James Burton (Elwes) to observe the testing of several new weapons in development, including the Bradley. Burton reports to General Partridge, who is overseeing the Bradley.
Portrayed as an innocent, Burton quickly becomes disillusioned by the "real" way the development process works, in an atmosphere of corruption and/or bureaucratic inefficiency. Burton witnesses generals, including Partridge, reviewing other inefficient (and eventually cancelled) projects with Secretary of Defence Caspar Weinberger - such as the M247 Sergeant York and the A-12 Avenger II.
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