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The Peacemaker (1997)

A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

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General Aleksandr Kodoroff (as Alexander Baluev)
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Dietrich Schuhmacher
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Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert... However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn't think it was an accident... Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn't think so either... Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands... Written by M. Belanger <belgrima@pananet.com>

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,311,939, 28 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,263,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,463,140
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The production scouted many churches in New York to film one scene. Most said no when they learned the movie had to do with terrorists. See more »

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During the Congressional hearing, Devoe is wearing the rank of Major. During the next scene, he is wearing Lieutenant Colonel's oak leaves. Was he promoted between scenes? See more »

Quotes

Julia Kelly: [after questioning the banker fails, Devoe ties him up and interrogates him at gunpoint] This is your plan?
Colonel Tom Devoe: This is my plan.
Julia Kelly: [incredulous] This is your *fucking* plan?
Colonel Tom Devoe: Yep, this is my plan.
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HUMORESQUE
Music by Antonín Dvorák
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Terrorist are human...but still evil as Hell.
29 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is an action packed apocalyptic thriller from director Mimi Leder. A renegade Russian diverts nuclear warheads, scheduled for dismantling, into the hands of a Bosnian diplomat still blaming the West for the death of his wife and daughter. A well planned train wreck is used to cover up the diabolical theft of the weapons. A race ensues to find one last missing nuke. A crack special forces Colonel(George Clooney)and a U.S. nuke expert(Nicole Kidman)track down the lone missing warhead targeted for the United Nations.

A very impressive opening showing the weapon laden train winding through southern mountains of the former Soviet Union. Plenty of action and violence. The cock-sure Clooney does his own stunts and incorporates his own brand of humor. You can't help but like him in this role. Miss Kidman is not only beautiful, but appears smart as a whip. There seems to be a very good working chemistry between the two. This breathless thriller also stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Marcel Lures, Alexander Strobele and Michael Boatman.


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