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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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DEM 12,468,976 (Germany) (19 December 1997)
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The "John F. Kennedy Airport" scenes were filmed at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan. See more »

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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 »

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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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AVE VERUM CORPUS, K. 618
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Terrorist are human...but still evil as Hell.
29 May 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – 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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