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The Peacekeeper (1997)

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When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

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Cast

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Major Frank Cross
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Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
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Lt. Colonel Northrop
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President Robert Baker
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Hettinger
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McGarry
Martin Neufeld ...
Decker
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Jane
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Nelson
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Holbrook
Chip Chuipka ...
Davis
Roc LaFortune ...
Abbott
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Robinson
Phil Chiu ...
Kong
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Secretary of Defense
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United States air force Major Frank Cross is in trouble with the "brass" again. This time he's made an unauthorized humanitarian relief flight ... dropping sacks of rice to starving Kurds. To the press, he's a hero. The Pentagon would like to court martial him, but can't because the President wants the highly photogenic media hero by his side--at least until after the next election. So Cross has a new assignment. He's to carry the "black bag"-- the President's high-tech briefcase containing the "go codes" and communications computer for launching America's nuclear ICBM arsenal in case of national emergency. It should be a piece of cake, but... On his first day on the job, a team of mercenaries steal the briefcase and drop Cross off a tenth floor balcony. Miraculously, he not only survives, but pursues the terrorists in a hijacked taxi. The ensuing car chase careens through the alleyways and streets of Chicago, up the ramps of a parking garage and then, unexpectedly, continues over the... Written by anonymous

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Mass destruction just met its match.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1997 (Italy)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Kiefer Sutherland was to play Colonel Murphy and Louis Gossett Jr. was to play Colonel Northrop. See more »

Quotes

President Robert Baker: Who is this?
Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy: I don't know, Bob. When do you die, do you keep your old name?
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Good action.
9 July 1999 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie you don´t watch for the great acting or great story. This is the kind of movie you watch for the great action. Having seen some of the recently released genremovies and being disappointed by most of them this one was a nice surprise. Great action sequences! Far better than the usual b-movie action. They really went for it this time thou they easily could have made just the ordinary type of action. One scene in particular is great. It´s a car chase on rooftops!So if you want to see a good lowbudget actionmovie see this one!


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