The Package (1989)

the-package-movie-poster-1989-1020242103By Scott Goldfine

Gene Hackman is an army sergeant who gets swept up in a diabolical assassination plot after a prisoner (Tommy Lee Jones) escapes from him in this superpowers suspense yarn.

There’s nothing groundbreaking about this film, but several tense moments and terse acting throughout, especially Hackman and John Heard as a slimy colonel, give it a winning edge. Crisply directed by Andrew Davis (“The Fugitive“), it also stars Dennis Franz and Pam Grier. Rated R.


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