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The Peacekeeper (1997)

R  |   |  Action  |  22 August 1997 (Italy)
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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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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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Feature film debut of talk show host Montel Williams. 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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Exciting for a B Grade movie
13 September 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of B movies, just interests me what the producers can pull off with limited budget and what kind of stock footage they steal, or the obvious video game cgi thats overlaced into the video.

This movie however has something that other B movies lack. A fairly descent and slightly more believable plot then the recent James Bond movies. Lundgren somewhat performs much better than his other features. It's fun to see Montel in this type of role. Keep an eye out on the dramatic Bruckheimer-like ending sequence, they pulled it off quite well.

Other than that, its definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of action movies, B movies, or Lundgren.


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