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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,311,939 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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$41,256,277 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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Trivia

The password that Devoe and Dr Kelly get out of the trucking agent, Schuhmacher is "Hasselhoff", an obvious reference to American actor and singer David Hasselhoff. Hasselhoff's singing career had enjoyed surprisingly popular support in Germany and Austria where the scene with the trucking agent takes place. See more »

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A nuclear warhead goes off in Russia killing almost 2000 people, and a Bosnian politician is assassinated the same day. With the theft of the other nuclear warheads as well, it seems highly unlikely that the United Nations would still be going forward with treaty signing after such international incidents had occurred. See more »

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Devoe: My personal agenda is my business. Now you are not in Washington anymore. You are in the real world, and in the real world there are nuclear arms heading for Iran. Now whether your agree with me or not, GET ME AUTHORIZED!
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Soundtracks

FUGUE
(from UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1, BWV. 1001)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Solid first effort from DreamWorks
26 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Let's be honest first of all. Did anybody think the first movie out of the gate from a studio owned by David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg be an artsy-fartsy film? For what it is, this is pretty good. Director Mimi Leder does a good job keeping everything going (she was less successful with her follow-up, DEEP IMPACT), and I was involved the whole way through. I like George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, but I will admit they don't get a whole lot to do here. Like the similar MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, there's not a whole lot of character development for the heroes, so the film depends on whether or not you like the stars, and fortunately, I do.

The one distinguishing factor of the movie is the villain, played by Marcel Iures. While the one who steals the missiles is your standard action villain, there's a gravity and sadness Iures brings that's unexpected in a film like this. This is no sneering DIE HARD rip-off, but a guy who takes an action because he feels it's the only choice he has, and the film at least brings forth the notion that if that's how he feels, we the Western powers are somewhat culpable.


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