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A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

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Tim Collin
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Sandy Lord (as Ken Welsh)
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Michael McCarty
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Valerie
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Storyline

Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. Written by Kristie Murray <hankm@cris.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 2,426,607,000 (Italy) (30 May 1997)

Gross:

$50,007,168 (USA) (13 June 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

E.G. Marshall's final appearance in a theatrical film. See more »

Goofs

When Luther puts the VCR tape in the machine it is at the end of the tape, but he plays it without rewinding. See more »

Quotes

Luther Whitney: [seeing a Alan Richmond conference on TV] Turn that off.
Airport Bartender: In just a second.
[prepares Luther's drink, and as Luther seems to really stare at it, the bartender turns the TV off]
Luther Whitney: On second thought, turn it back on.
Airport Bartender: But you just said...
Luther Whitney: Yeah, yeah. I know what I said.
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Connections

Featured in Especial Cannes: 50 Anos de Festival (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Power Waltz
Composed by Clint Eastwood
Orchestrated and conducted by Lennie Niehaus
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Brilliant!! A great piece of work.
7 October 2002 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

I have to say, that, ok maybe some of the actions of this film are a little manifested, but nevertheless, it holds for some nice suspense when it is required, and it also has a lot of eclectic moments(i.e. moments when the feeling is far from previous, yet conveyed appropriately). Besides the plot, this film has a wonderful, albeit short, soundtrack(composed by Clint), and good settings. A nice little ending on it too. Oh, and I have to say that Ed Harris is a excellent at 'doing' the sarcastic cop. I love it!


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