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The Peacemaker (1997)

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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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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El pacificador  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

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

George Clooney did most of his own stunts. Mimi Leder called him "fearless." See more »

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The files transferred from Shummaker's computer are in English, not German. English is the lingua franca of international commerce, so as an employee of a multinational company, this isn't too unlikely. See more »

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Thomas Devoe: [approaching enemy truck in a helo] All right, gentlemen - whatever you do, do not shoot any civilians, do you understand?
[minutes later, pointing to a couple of gunmen on the bridge below]
Thomas Devoe: Those fuckers you can shoot!
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Referenced in NCIS: Kill Ari (2005) See more »

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FUGUE
(from UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1, BWV. 1001)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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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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