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Murder at 1600 (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  18 April 1997 (USA)
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At a time of international incident, the body of a young female staffer is found in a White House wash room. Homicide detective Harlan Regis is called in to investigate the murder only to ... See full summary »

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At a time of international incident, the body of a young female staffer is found in a White House wash room. Homicide detective Harlan Regis is called in to investigate the murder only to discover the secret service had taken hold of all the evidence for their own investigation. A frustrated Regis becomes suspicious of a cover-up and convinces secret service agent Nina Chance to aid him. The remainder of the plot is spent following Regis and Chance as they uncover the answers as to who is behind the conspiracy and why. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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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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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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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 »

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When the lab tech prints out the blown-up picture of the secret service agent's head, the image has a black border like the edges of a negative. If the image were really blown-up and cropped, there would be no border visible. See more »

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[after a White House camera picture ends up on a tabloid front page]
Agent Nick Spikings: [to his staff] Whoever leaked this, I'm going to *bottle his last breath*!
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Wow, Does This Deteriorate After A Good First Half
19 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first hour of this movie was very entertaining, even if it did offer up the normal clichés of the day. It featured good suspense and a likable hero played by Wesley Snipes. I was really enjoying this, but - yes, but - the film goes right down the tubes in the last 40 minutes. The last 20 minutes will really have you cringing.

Not only does the story get convoluted, it loses all credibility. A murder at the White House and no FBI? That's just one of many loopholes. We wind up getting the same tired military-and U.S. government-are-the-bad guys bias that we've seen upteen times in the past 40 years. Hey, the film is entertaining but if you have a brain, you might have problems with this story.

By the way, any film that includes post-MASH Alan Alda or pre-9/11 Dennis Miller is usually pretty bad. We get both in this film.

The ending is so ludicrous, such an insult to anyone's intelligence, that is has to offend anyone, regardless of their political persuasion. This is one of the few films that ends so poorly that both Liberals and Conservatives would agree.

In fact, most people agreed that this film was great for the first half, horrible in the second and was filled with too many clichés that ruined a movie which good have been a good one. Another clue to what you have here is that this was directed by the same guy who did "Halloween 4" and "Free Willy 2."


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