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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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DEM 12,468,976 (Germany) (19 December 1997)
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Mimi Leder secured the post as director because executive producer Steven Spielberg admired her work on the TV series ER (1994). See more »

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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 »

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Julia: Somebody set that nuclear weapon off.
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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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