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18 April 1997 (USA) See more »
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 »
At a time of international incident, the body of a young female staffer is found in a White House wash room... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wesley Snipes ... Detective Regis

Diane Lane ... Nina Chance

Daniel Benzali ... Spikings

Dennis Miller ... Detective Stengel

Alan Alda ... Jordan

Ronny Cox ... President Jack Neil

Diane Baker ... Kitty Neil

Tate Donovan ... Kyle Neil

Harris Yulin ... General Clark Tully

Tom Wright ... Cooper

Nicholas Pryor ... Paul Moran

Charles Rocket ... Jeffrey

Nigel Bennett ... Burton Cash

Tamara Gorski ... Young Woman In Bar

Douglas O'Keeffe ... Assassin - John Kerry

Tony Nappo ... Luchessi
Mary Moore ... Carla Town

George R. Robertson ... Mack Falls
Ho Chow ... Tepper
James Millington ... Lt. Marty Dill

John Bourgeois ... Captain Farr
Peter James Haworth ... Treasury Guard
David Gardner ... Speaker Of The House
Cliff McMullen ... Sniper - Carl
Keith Williams ... Lawyer Randy Queeg
Grace Armas ... Screaming Cleaning Woman
David Fraser ... Brack Electronics
George Sperdakos ... Reporter - Last Press

Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Wallace
Frank Moore ... Captain Ford Gibbs
Richard Blackburn ... Coroner Jimmy Foley

James Gallanders ... Law Student
Victor Ertmanis ... Cop Bartender

Richard Fitzpatrick ... Law Professor
Michael Ricupero ... Landlord

Chris Gillett ... V.P. Gordon Dylan
J. Craig Sandy ... F.B.I. Agent #1
Robert Bidaman ... V.P. Aide
Carol Anderson ... Capt. Farr's Asst.
Christopher Kennedy ... Techy

Michael Kinney ... Reporter - Jail (as Mike Kinney)
Mike Hambrick ... CNN Reporter (as Michael Hambrick)
Jackie Bensen ... TV Reporter #2
Maureen Bunyan ... TV Reporter #3
Kathryn Klvana ... TV Reporter #4
Dan Duran ... CNN Reporter #1
Sheldon Turcott ... CNN Newscaster #1
Sandi Stahlbrand ... CNN Reporter #2
Tom Urich ... CNN News Anchor

Tino Monte ... Local Newscaster

Raven Dauda ... Waitress

Michael Dyson ... Treasury Drone
Aron Tager ... Treasury Guard #2
Doris E. McMillon ... Network Reporter #1
Lewis Grenville ... Network Reporter #3
Mo Kelso ... Gorgeous Woman (as Moe Kelso)

Junior Williams ... Medic
Howard Hoover ... Suit #1

Bryan Renfro ... Suit #2

Markus Parilo ... Suit #3

Leigh Bianco ... Suit #4 (as Leigh E. Brinkman)
Len Wagner ... Suit #5
Peter Ellery ... Suit #6
Ray Paisley ... Suit #7
Brian King ... Suit #8
Donald Jones ... Reporter C

Marco Bianco ... Secret Service

Matt Birman ... Secret Service
Eric Bryson ... Secret Service

Walter Masko ... Secret Service

Branko Racki ... Secret Service

Mike Chute ... Secret Service (as Mike Shute)
Tye Tyukodi ... Secret Service (as Anton Tyukodi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael G. Brown ... Secret Service (uncredited)
Lee Eskey ... Shouter (uncredited)
Babs Hopkinson ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Steve Lucescu ... CIA Hitman #1 (uncredited)

Chris Northup ... The Heckler (uncredited)
Ryan Weichel ... Parking Valet (uncredited)

Directed by
Dwight H. Little  (as Dwight Little)
Writing credits
Wayne Beach (written by) &
David Hodgin (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Brown .... executive producer
David Eichler .... associate producer
Anne Kopelson .... executive producer
Arnold Kopelson .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Michael G. Nathanson .... executive producer (as Michael Nathanson)
Ralph S. Singleton .... co-producer
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Leslie Jones 
Billy Weber 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
Production Design by
Nelson Coates 
Art Direction by
Dan Yarhi 
Set Decoration by
Tedd Kuchera 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... key hair stylist
Clifford Booker .... hair stylist: Mr. Snipes
Marilyn Terry .... key makeup artist
Laini Thompson .... makeup artist: Mr. Snipes
Production Management
Nicholas J. Gray .... unit production manager
Erica L. Hiller .... post-production supervisor
Ralph S. Singleton .... unit production manager: Washington, D.C.
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... second unit director: Toronto (as Jeff Authors)
Megan Banning .... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Stephen Bélanger .... third assistant director (as Stephen Belanger)
Rick Kush .... second assistant director
Michael J. McAlister .... second unit director: Washington, D.C. (as Michael John McAlister)
Robert Schick .... second assistant director: Washington, D.C. (as Bob Schick)
Tim Singh .... third assistant director
Catherine Wallace .... trainee assistant director
Stuart Williams .... second assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Billy D. Choi .... graphic artist
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Ron Hewitt .... assistant property master
Elis Lam .... set designer
Sarah Low .... second assistant art director
Brenda McClennin .... art department trainee
Ian Nelmes .... key scenic
Vic Rigler .... property master
Michael Shocrylas .... set designer
Sheri O'Roarke Spelling .... assistant property master
Linda Lee Sutton .... set decorator: Washington, D.C. (as Linda Sutton)
Gordon White .... set designer
Denniston Karl Brown .... on-set greensman (uncredited)
Christopher L. Conner .... greensman (uncredited)
Kathryn Freund .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kristina Kilpe .... set dresser: Washington DC (uncredited)
Peter Legault .... carpenter (uncredited)
Rhonda Moscoe .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Arline Smith .... model maker (uncredited)
Robert S. Smith .... assistant head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor (as Christopher Aud)
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
James Beshears .... adr supervising editor
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.)
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound mixer
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor
Patricia A. Galvin .... adr assistant editor (as Patty Galvin)
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hartz .... foley editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Jeanine Payne .... first assistant sound editor
Jonathan Phillips .... assistant sound editor
John F. Reynolds .... dialogue editor
Jeff Rosen .... foley editor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Robert Schaper .... sound re-recording mixer
Robb Wilson .... assistant sound editor (as R. Robb Wilson)
Tim Burd .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Allan Cotter .... special effects foreman (as Al Cotter)
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects coordinator
Jason Board .... effects key (uncredited)
Bob Hall .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Lafauce .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Robin Saxen .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Bishop .... stunt player
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Phil Chiu .... stunt player
Shelley Cook .... stunt player
Brian Jagersky .... stunt player (as Brian Jagarsky)
Erin Jarvis .... stunt player
Danny Lima .... stunt player
Steve Lucescu .... stunt player
Craig MacLachlan .... stunt player
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt player (as Ed Queffelec)
Peter Szkoda .... stunt player
Ron Van Hart .... stunt player
John Walsh .... stunt player
Jeff Ward .... stunt player
Matt Birman .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mike Chute .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Ned Corrigan .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Wesley Snipes (uncredited)
Charles Page .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Ward .... stunt double: Wesley Snipes (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Suzanne Batinovic .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Sam Bojin .... rigging gaffer
Ralph Brandofino .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Washington, D.C. (as Ralph Brandifino)
Jim Bridges .... still photographer: Washington D.C.
Gary Brostrom .... key grip: Washington, D.C. (as Gary Brostom)
Russell Caldwell .... chief lighting technician: Washington D.C. (as Russ Caldwell)
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... second assistant camera
John Escapa .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator: "a" camera, Washington, D.C. (as Dan Gold)
Barry Goodwin .... assistant chief lighting technician
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
John Hobson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dennis Lynch .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Washington, D.C.
Dave Mikutsky .... electrician: Washington D.C.
Kevin Murphy .... rigging gaffer
Christopher Nethercoat .... best boy grip (as Chris Nethercoat)
Norman O'Halloran .... chief lighting technician (as Norm O'Halloran)
Andrew W. Peart .... video assist (as Andrew Peart)
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Erich Roland .... camera operator: "b" camera, Washington D.C.
Dave C. Sheridan .... first assistant camera (as Dave Sheridan)
Robert M. Stevens .... director of photography: second unit, Washington D.C. (as Robert Stevens)
Randy Tambling .... key grip
Paul Van der Linden .... director of photography: second unit, Toronto (as Paul Van Der Lindern)
Paul Bolton .... electrician (uncredited)
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: second unit, Toronto (uncredited)
Jay Kemp .... best boy electric: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Richard Klompus .... video assist: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator (uncredited)
David Reppen .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Toronto
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Mia Levinson .... casting associate (uncredited)
Jane Rogers .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Filman .... costume supervisor: second unit, Toronto
Gayle Franklin .... assistant costume supervisor
Brenda Gilles .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Albert Alarr .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Karen Kory .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Darren O'Grady .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Brigitte Rabazo .... assistant editor: Toronto (as Brigitte Ravazo)
Kim Roseborough .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Trudy Yee .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestra conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... orchestra scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Tanya Noel Hill .... assistant music editor
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Thomas Milano .... music editor
David Reynolds .... score coordinator
Christopher Young .... orchestrator
Anna Bonn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Fred Ionson .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Raymer .... transportation captain
Danny Mortenson .... unit transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Glennis Bastien .... assistant production coordinator
Celeste Butt .... assistant location manager
Jane Conway .... animal wrangler
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Carol Flaisher .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Dorigen Fode .... location manager
Karen Fouts .... production accountant
Jessica Goldberg .... assistant: Mr. Little
Sarah James .... production coordinator
Lorraine Jamison .... unit publicist: Toronto
Lisa Kalushner .... assistant video unit coordinator
Paul Kenyon .... assistant location manager
Dusan Kovacevic .... staff assistant
Erla Lank .... staff assistant
Lyn Lucibello .... production accountant
Juan Carlos Montalvo .... staff assistant (as Juan Montalvo)
Gary Mueller .... video unit coordinator
Claudia O'Hehir .... executive assistant: Mrs. Kopelson
Terry Ostrow .... assistant: Mr. Kopelson (as Terri Ostrow)
Jae Pak .... staff assistant
Angelique Phillips .... staff assistant
Dave Pratt .... staff assistant
Jennifer Ro .... assistant: Mr. Kopelson
C.J. Robertson .... first assistant accountant
Alycia Rossiter .... staff assistant
Lee Schauer .... staff assistant
Carrie Seeley .... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Margie Shields .... assistant: Ms. Lane
Meghan Sea Treese .... assistant: Stephen Brown
Laurance Wiese .... staff assistant (as Laurence Wiese)
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
Kris Wood .... video and computer playback operator
Kathleen Beall .... location scout (uncredited)
Bruce Buck .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
G. Michael Currie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Downs .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Erin Flynn .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Gross .... production executive (uncredited)
Jeff Johnson .... set medic: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Delaney Williams .... stand-in (uncredited)
David Hodgin .... in memory of
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and some language
107 min | Argentina:108 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

The official trailer for the film contained prominent scenes and dialogue that were removed before it was released in theaters. Among these excised items: Wesley Snipes' detective arrives at the White House via a helicopter at night; he then says the crime occurred "at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--an address that changes all the rules"; and Daniel Benzali's Secret Service Director tells Snipes "You were born to become a chalk outline". The former scenes were cut when the filmmakers decided they were too over-the-top (not to mention, in the helicopter-arrival case, something that would never be remotely possible in real life). The scene between Snipes and Benzali was removed because it wrongly made Benzali look like an evil character and a major villain, when the film's storyline makes it clear he is an honest agent who is opposed to Snipes' presence because he feels it undercuts the Secret Service's job of solving the murder mystery.See more »
Continuity: When Regis drives in the car with Agent Chance, his seat belt changes from being twisted to being attached regularly between shots.See more »
Agent Nick Spikings:Do you what it means to be a team player?
Nina Chance:Sharp-shooting isn't a team sport.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.153" (2010)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
D.C. Detective Wesley Snipes plugs away at a murder in the White House, 4 October 2013
Author: msroz from United States

"Murder at 1600" is basically a mystery-thriller with neo-noir premises in the story. It succeeds by not letting its action sequences get out of hand or too extravagant, and by staging them realistically, so that the entire story comes across as reasonably realistic, or at least not wildly implausible. Another element creating success is that there is no over-acting. Wesley Snipes, a fine and substantial leading man, handles the role well with his usual aplomb and confidence. For a change, there is no needless friction built into the script between him and his Secret Service sidekick, Diane Lane.

The story has a "Seven Days in May" angle at its heart, and there is one scene and line that shows that the writers were well aware of this. It occurs when Harris Yulin (playing a small part as a general) tells the president (the smooth Ronny Cox) that his behavior borders on the criminal. This was Burt Lancaster's line in the earlier movie, which also involved a plot to remove the president from office so that a new one could employ more military force in foreign dealings.

In this case, the plot to get the president to resign is led by the National Security Adviser, Alan Alda. Alda relishes playing the militaristic part; compare his superb movie "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" in which he also skewers politicians. It involves the president's son and a murder of a pretty White House aide. The Secret Service is involved, its head making off with vital tapes in a cover-up attempt.

The movie actually involves two more cover-ups, and they are the president's. They involve first his son, before he is found to be framed, and second, how the story is told to the public after Snipes finds the actual perpetrators. A story is concocted. Truth is shown to be breached almost routinely by the president who has been saved. This is a good twist of irony.

In fact, what I like best about the movie is the contrast between the cynical and scheming federal officials and the straight arrow Snipes.

The FBI was left out of the script because that would have ramped up the complications. One of the main ideas is to contrast local justice and police, in the form of honest and straightforward Snipes, with the national (federal) kinds of people involved in all kinds of lying, frame-ups, and cover-ups. Had the FBI been involved, we would have had the added complications of their leaders either kowtowing to the political figures or getting information on them to use against them or standing aside for their own advantage or else bumbling and failing to connect the dots, as the FBI is wont to do. Any of this would have been very hard to handle without extending the story by 30 minutes.

This movie is not predominantly an action film, despite the final sequence, and those who expect big action scenes will not find them here. This film is much more about a complex plot to take over the presidency by those interested in military action, in this case, directed at North Korea to recover American hostages. It is much more about uncovering the conspiracy. And it should be noted that Diane Lane plays a critical role as someone who must decide where her loyalty lies, to her job and superiors who are misbehaving, or to her conscience.

Although movies like this may seem fanciful, not a day passes that their themes do not become more and more pertinent. The years between 1997, when this was made, and now have been years of increasing propaganda emanating from Washington and media, militarism, and National Security Council spying.

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