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The Enemy Within (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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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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Jean Casey
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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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Az ellenség közelében  »

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

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Seven Days In May Light
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen the original Seven Days in May no fewer than 15 times. I know, I need to get a life. However, the original cast of Lancaster, Douglas, March, Gardner, Houseman, Duggan, etc. was pure magic. The tension was palpable,and the chemistry was awesome.

That being said, The Enemy Within was a light, or lite, version of the original. Could there be more of a mis-casting than putting poor old Jason Robards as the Joint Chiefs Chairman. He looked like he had oatmeal drooling on his bib. Don't get me wrong, he was a very fine actor, and perhaps he could have pulled it off when he was twenty or thirty years younger.

The rest of the cast with the exception of the sultry Dana Delaney was weak. The plot was John Kerryesque nuanced. The ending was farcical.

I enjoy the idea of remaking fine older movies. Perhaps George Clooney can pull it off, as he did with the remake of Failsafe. However, The Enemy Within comes across as a poor man version of a classic thriller.


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