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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)
Rene Medvesek ...
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Ken
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General Garnett
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Dietrich Schuhmacher
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Mark Appleton
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Santiago
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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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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Opening Weekend:

$12,311,939 (USA) (28 September 1997)

Gross:

$41,263,140 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the "Special Forces Command Center" in Turkey, 1LT Beach is wearing lieutenant's bars on his collar and WO4 rank insignia on his beret. See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Taraki finishes disassembling one of the stolen warheards]
Dr. Taraki: It can be activated by a single man, and should deliver a nuclear yield of between one and two kilotons.
Aleksandr Kodoroff: Why is he doing that now?
Vlado Mirich: [transferring the primary assembly into a backpack] Because that was the deal: one warhead for us, to do with as we wished.
Aleksandr Kodoroff: [holds his gun under Vlado's chin] *After* I get my money.
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Connections

Referenced in Watchman Video Broadcast: The Whirlwind (2012) See more »

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NOCTURNE IN C-SHARP MINOR, OP. POSTH.
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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underrated/over-criticized
20 April 2005 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

Some movies stick in your consciousness. This is one of them. Although the script is not that original in its major components, Mimi Leder made a very strong visual statement here. The train hi-jacking sequence is about as good as anything on film. Although many reviewers here see the movie as one long cliché, the anti-hero is really protesting Western militarism and the ubiquitous arms industry. He's suffered a great personal loss at the hands of the "let's sell guns to everybody" group. The "Peacekeepers" ignore the slaughter going on around them. Blowing up the U.N. and a sizable chunk of Manhattan may not be the best answer, but in the context of the film it makes sense. In many ways the film is much more subtle than just "good guys/bad guys." Look again and watch for the nuances.


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