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Murder at 1600 (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  18 April 1997 (USA)
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A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find all evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

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A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find all evidence suppressed by the Secret Service. After suspecting a cover-up, Regis convinces Secret Service Agent Nina Chance to assist in uncovering the cover-up. The President's son Kyle Neil is a prime suspect, as he was having sex with Carla within an hour of her murder. While the investigation ensues the President Jack Neil is holding meetings with top military personnel regarding North Korea's holding 23 U.S. military personnel hostage. Regis confronts top Secret Service Agent Spikings at his home shortly after Spikings returns home with evidence leading to the murder. The home is attacked and Spikings is killed, but Regis makes it out alive with Agent Chance's assistance, and with the evidence tape. White House adviser Jordan presents false evidence to the President that his son killed Carla and forces the President to say he... Written by kewlvideo

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He's a D.C. cop on the outside. She's a Secret Service agent on the inside. Tracking a White House homicide to the First Family's front door. See more »


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

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Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 865,299 (Germany) (12 June 1998)

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DEM 2,148,184 (Germany) (3 July 1998)
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The 13 July 1996 draft of the script credits 'Wayne Beach' and David Hodgin as writers, with revisions by Steven Maeda, Vince McKewin, and Anthony Peckham. Beach and Hodgin are the only two who received credits. See more »

Goofs

When Regis first pulls up to the White House, he is parked in front of the large metal gates. When he shows the security guard (secret service?) his ID, you can clearly see that there is no gate and the plastic bar (seen previously inside the large metal gates) is directly in front of his car. The next scene is him pulling up to the spot he was just in. See more »

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Detective Steve Stengel: This looks... um... handled.
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Loved the chemistry
19 January 2002 | by (Turku,Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie undoubtedly has one of the best pairings of movies in late 90's,that of Snipes and Lane.Diane Lane is at her most beautiful and enchanting here and i liked her performance.Snipes is as always very cool and strong and shows depth.Its amazing how someone can show depth in action and criminal movies as he does.Blows my mind.

Film has a decent story and issue.It has already been worked up by Eastwood in "Absolute power".Its about people in key positions who use their power to achieve their own secret goals and do what they like.Alan Alda is very good as the stern villain who secretly works against the president played equally well by Ronny Cox.Benzali and Donovan make good supporting roles.

But what is the best thing with this is the chemistry between lead stars.Even if Wesley and Diane dont get involved romantically,their relationship makes it worth to watch even without the love scenes.They have quiet strength and strong charisma.And their bond is a great one.

This is a good 8/10.


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