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The Peacemaker (1997)

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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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Storyline

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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In the fall of 1997, every nuclear device in the world will be accounted for... Except one. See more »

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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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Peacemaker  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,200,000 (Non-US) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

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

Mimi Leder secured the post as director because executive producer Steven Spielberg admired her work on the TV series ER (1994). See more »

Goofs

When the missile is fired at the truck, utility poles go down one by one as if each was striking the next when it fell, but they aren't, nor are the wires pulling on them; and if the blast knocked them over directly, then they would all fall at once. See more »

Quotes

Julia Kelly: [Julia Kelly is trying to disarm a nuclear bomb with less than a minute left while Tom Devoe is standing next to her] Devoe, get out of here.
Thomas Devoe: [laughs] Okay, I'll be in the truck.
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Referenced in Flushed Away (2006) See more »

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FUGUE
(from UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1, BWV. 1001)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Stylish, hi-tech, completely unbelievable... Great
1 August 1999 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

A lot of so-called action directors should take some time off to watch this movie and learn from it. We do not need to see a dodgy cgi train crash when we can have things the subtle way, just a couple being awoken by the distant destruction. We don't need to see a carriage load of soldiers cut down with machine guns in a choreographed ballet sequence, just the arcing laser sights through an open doorway. We don't need ultra evil bad guys who kill off their companions in sudden rages, just a compassionate man on a disillusioned mission for peace. We don't need the 'obligatory' kiss between the co stars at the finale, just the promise of future things.

Peacemaker is politically unbelievable, it has some seriously ill thought out moments. But at the end of the day it brings a freshness to sequences we've all seen a million times before, it lets us feel the emotions of ALL the characters. Intelligent, stylish, and great fun to boot. Worth a couple of hours of anyone's evening.


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