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The Enemy Within (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 20 August 1994
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,... See full summary »

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Col. MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey
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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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Defence Secretary Charles Potter
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Jake
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Sarah McCann
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Vice President Walter Kelly
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Lt. William Dorsett
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Jean Casey
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Honor Guard Sergeant
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Tracker
David Q. Combs ...
Pentagon Security Officer
Patricia Donaldson ...
President's Secretary
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Dr. Jarvis
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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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20 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Jason Robards plays United States Marine Corps General R. Pendleton Lloyd who was the Chairman of The Joint Chief of Staff. At the time the movie was released, there is still no United States Marine Corps General who become Chairman of The Joint Chief of Staff. The first United States Marine Corps General who become Chairman of The Joint Chief of Staff was General Peter Pace in 2005, the movie was released in 1994. See more »

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When Mac Casey meets Sarah McCann in the plaza, we hear the band playing the "Liberty Bell March" but the conductor is obviously directing a much slower piece of music. See more »

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Version of Seven Days in May (1964) See more »

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No Seven Days In May But Still An Above Average TV Film
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Enemy Within is a well-done remake of one of my favorite films Seven Days In May. While of course not as good as the 1964 classic this film still packs quite a punch despite being too briskly paced and lacking Rod Serling's script.

Forest Witiker does well as Colonel Cassey though he is a little hard to watch at times. Sam Waterston does well as the Southern President and its a shame we don't see more of him. Dana Delaney really doesn't add much to the film but she plays a necessary role in the film. And of Jason Robards does well as the villain of the film as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General R. Pendleton Lloyd.

While there are numerous subplots removed and some added (though the Russians weren't really needed in this film) the film still manages to be true to the classic's plot. The script manages to convey a sense of urgency in the story and the revelations are revealed in a nice manor. The film has a little bit of action in it and these scenes are mostly unnecessary but they don't hurt the film very much.

Overall The Enemy Within is a better then average made for TV movie. As I wrote this film is not in the same caliber as the original film, it still manages to present a frightening and all-too possible scenario. A nice little suspense film to pass your time with and it's nothing more and nothing less then that.


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