The Peacemaker (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  26 September 1997 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 <>

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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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Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pacificador  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 12,468,976 (Germany) (19 December 1997)

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Did You Know?


The "Vienna" car chase scene, ending on a square with a fountain was actually shot in Bratislava, Slovakia. The square is in very vicinity of the American Embassy there. See more »


The Pakistani colonel loads a nuclear bomb while general Kodoroff is watching - but the word KROJACH (KPOJA4) on one of the woven banners is in Serbian Cyrillic. This means that the scene was shot in the former Yugoslavia, even though it is set somewhere in Russia. See more »


Julia Kelly: Would you call Langley? We're still waiting on a psych profile on Kodorov.
Thomas Devoe: He's an asshole. Save you the trip.
Julia Kelly: Thanks, I'll settle for the official version.
Thomas Devoe: OK, officially - he's an asshole!
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30 January 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The newspapers and the t.v. movie reviewers didn't give this a very favorable rating. As I had heard from someone else that I knew who saw this, didn't seem too impressed either. But as I live and learn, I realize that I have to be the one inevitably who says, "I like it, or it's a waste of time." You ultimately judge what's worth your time right? I saw this, I wish that I saw it in the theater, at any rate, I saw the characters of (Clooney) Col. Thomas Devoe and the very sweet and ever so lovely Nicole kid man's Dr.Kelly as being the type of characters that could keep me in an interested and ever curious state. Which for me, is exactly what I look for in a film.

I enjoyed the search and out of country 'trauma', that happens when in a foreign land at times, kind of like the terror that over-took the characters in "Clear And Present Danger". Although these two are different 'flavors' there seems to be a parallel in the action and the characters engrossment of their duty.

As such, I liked how Clooney seemed as Devoe and his mode of operation. I usually don't see a lot of female directors that really bring it home with an action persona, but Mimi Leder has done that to a very satisfying extent.

George Clooney and Nicole Kidman carry out a great working 'chemistry' that I found not only watchable, but believable.

I recommend this action adventure/thriller quest for all fans of the like and the two. Enjoy. (***)

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