This is a case study for anyone serious about film. An excellent script adapted from a book brought to life with seemingly no effort showing. Ed Harris is just one of a fantastic cast, everyone more than pulls their weight and together what results is more than the sum of their parts. Gene Hackman has once again shown he can do "the villian" entirely differently than he has done before and again you forget it is him till the credits roll. The pace is perfect with no motion wasted.