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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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Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue  »

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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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Wesley Snipes got the role of Regis after Bruce Willis dropped out. See more »

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When first arriving at the crime scene, Det. Regis is directed to go down the short hall and turn left. Yet the room he enters is down the hall and to his right. The spoken directions would have been essentially correct if they had been issued one hall earlier. See more »

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Detective Steve Stengel: This looks...um...handled.
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An intriguing premise.
27 August 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

When it comes to thrillers I usually find that smaller is better. I almost always enjoy the small independent films with the second- and third-levels stars rather than the big Hollywood productions made with the A-team that cater to a broader public taste. But when your thriller is set at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the District of Columbia, it's awfully hard for a low-budget production to pull it off credibly. Besides, I'm interested in the presidency and like films that purport to give you a behind-the-scenes look, even if it is fictional, so I gave 'Murder at 1600' a chance.

Of course, if the movie is going to be longer than 15 minutes, you have to allow it some license. A lot of its success is based on how much you're willing to let go without saying, "Wait a minute!" A lot, too, depends on the cast and Wesley Snipes is a likable enough actor. Diane Lane is a big plus here as the Secret Service agent who works with him. They have a typical rocky relationship, but it's enjoyable. Daniel Benzali is ominous as the head of Secret Service. Snipes asks him what it would take for him to see some White House records and Benzali dryly answers, "Oh, not much. Just an act of Congress." Other veterans in the cast include Alan Alda, Ronny Cox and Harris Yulin. Bigger wasn't necessarily better this time but it was good enough.


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