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(1987)

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The White House was used as an actual filming location on this movie.
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Like many other Cannon Group films, this one features music from another Cannon film--in this case Invasion U.S.A. (1985)--over the opening titles. Cannon often did this to save money by reusing scores.
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This was the 16th and final time married couple Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland made a film together.
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Although the film performed poorly at the U.S. box-office, it sold well on VHS and was popular on cable TV.
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Originally Jill Ireland wanted to just produce instead of act in the film and suggested Jaclyn Smith for the lead female role. Charles Bronson and Cannon Films President Menahem Golan convinced her otherwise.
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Final film of director Peter R. Hunt.
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Footage of the Presidential Inauguration seen in this movie is actually that of President Jimmy Carter's. Specifically, the long shot of the event shows the swearing-in of Vice President Walter Mondale, whose wife Joan Mondale was wearing red, the color of the woman's clothing standing center stage in the long shot (Rosalynn Carter wore a teal-colored outfit).
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Charles Bronson was sixty-five-years-old when he made this film.
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Although he appeared in many R-rated films and even a few PG-rated films, this is the only film of Charles Bronson's that was rated PG-13.
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Second and final teaming of Charles Bronson and director Peter R. Hunt. Their previous collaboration was Death Hunt (1981).
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Final film of Chris Alcaide. NOTE: He came out of retirement to appear as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
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This movie had two working titles: 'The President's Wife' and 'Assassin'.
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Final film as a screenwriter for novelist-scriptwriter Richard Sale.
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Screenwriter Richard Sale also wrote Suddenly! (1954), another film about an attempted presidential assassination.
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Shortly before production, The Cannon Group, Inc. slashed the budget and removed pages from the script to save money.
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The leading male and female characters pose as a married couple to avoid unwanted notice from their terrorist pursuers; Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland actually were husband and wife at the time.
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The nickname of Charles Bronson's character Jay Killian was "Killy".
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The code name for First Lady Lara Royce Craig, played by Jill Ireland, was "One Momma" or "Momma One".
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