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 evidence suppressed by the ...
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Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... 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 evidence suppressed by the Secret Service. After suspecting a cover-up, Regis convinces Secret Service Agent Nina Chance to assist in uncovering the truth. 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 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 will ... Written by
The film's source novel is the first and one of twenty-five "Murder..." mystery fictional novels written by Margaret Truman, they generally most having government / political / legal / intelligence / bureaucracy backgrounds, but none of these ever having being filmed except the first, Murder in the White House, which is the source novel of this movie. Subsequent books have been titled: Murder on Capitol Hill; Murder in the Supreme Court; Murder in the Smithsonian; Murder on Embassy Row; Murder at the FBI; Murder in Georgetown; Murder in the CIA; Murder at the Kennedy Center; Murder at the National Cathedral; Murder at the Pentagon; Murder on the Potomac; Murder at the National Gallery; Murder in the House; Murder at the Watergate; Murder at the Library of Congress; Murder in Foggy Bottom; Murder in Havana; Murder at Ford's Theatre; Murder at Union Station; Murder at the Washington Tribune; Murder at the Opera; Murder on K Street; Murder inside the Beltway; and the last, the differently titled Monument to Murder. See more »
Throughout the film, the president's adviser is called Alvin Jordan. However, when he was introduced to detective Harlan, he presented himself as Elmer Jordan. See more »
[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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With improbability firmly anchored to impossibility, Honest Dedicated Cop meets Wacko National Security Flacks in "Murder at 1600". The viewer's time passes agreeably. No stress, no strain.
A young woman is found brutally slain in the White House. What else is new? There's no depth to this film, just some fast action and quick takes of D.C. scenery.
Wesley Snipes is a detective with steely resolve and an attitude. Diane Lane is a Secret Service agent, an Olympics gold medalist (not irrelevant to the plot). She's beautiful, very beautiful. They make a great team.
And Alan Alda - he's out of his usual acting persona here. See the film to find out how.
You have to totally suspend disbelief here and accept that not everyone in government is the best and the brightest. But Diane Lane is beautiful, very beautiful.
5/10 (a high rating for this kind of well-crafted but not exactly gripping drama). But Diane Lane is beautiful, very beautiful.
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