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President William Foster
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Betsy Corcoran
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General R. Pendleton Lloyd
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Jake
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Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a coup planned and stop it, before it takes place. Unfortunately, there isn't much time. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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You never know who your enemies really are...

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In the novel and the earlier version of the film, Seven Days in May (1964), the character played here by Forest Whitaker was named Martin "Jiggs" Casey. The nickname, which in the context of an African-American actor was a racial epithet, was clearly inappropriate and was not used. See more »

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The entire premise of the Presidential takeover in the film implies that the moment the Cabinet members and the Vice President declare the president unfit for duty, he will be removed from office. However, Section 4 of the 25th Amendment outlines a detailed procedure for the manner in which a President may appeal a declaration that he is incompetent. The procedures specifies that the Vice President and the Cabinet may then re-state their case, in which afterwards the matter is forwarded to Congress. The stipulations of the 25th Amendment are in place to prevent exactly the type of scenario which is shown in the film. See more »

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It could happen here
16 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The thing about this movie being implausible is not a very good comment. The truth about this movie is that it could happen in America and probably has come close to happening several times in the past. What this movie says is that anything can happen and how fragile democracy in America truly is. We don't really appreciate something until it is lost. I hope that we do not have to experience the events of this movie to truly appreciate it. What has happened recently in America only goes to prove that the movie has a point. What is really scary is what would happen when the president is in on it. The movie really gives you something to think about.


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