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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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CPN Beach
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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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Action | Thriller

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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) (28 September 1997)

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$41,263,140 (USA)
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The production scouted many churches in New York to film one scene. Most said no when they learned the movie had to do with terrorists. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene in Vienna, after Devoe speeds forward to avert the BMW speeding forward to broadside the MB. When the scene cuts back to the BMW crashed in the café, while the back tires are spinning, a car jack can be clearly seen under the car, raising the car just enough off the ground so the tires barely touch the pavement. See more »

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Colonel Tom Devoe: Sir, it's not our war.
Dusan Gavrich: It is now!
[He raises his gun to his head... ]
Julia Kelly: NO-!
[... and shoots himself]
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Featured in The Peacemaker: Stunt Footage (1998) See more »

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NOCTURNE IN C-SHARP MINOR, OP. POSTH.
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Simple but effective action movie.
25 December 2004 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

There is nothing in "The Peacemaker" that is new or something we haven't seen done before in an action movie. Yet the movie serves its purpose; to bring some mindless entertainment with some nicely done action.

Nicole Kidman in a main part of an action movie? Yes, Nicole Kidman in the main part of an action movie and who would have ever known, she is actually believable in her part but her acting is just a bit too standard and boring but yet like I said before, her characters remains believable. Thumbs up for that! But the best roles are played by George Clooney and Armin Mueller-Stahl, who is always great in a movie.

The movie's opening is really a memorable one and is one of the very best action movie openings I have ever seen along with "The Rock", which was made one year earlier. After that the movie looses some of it's power and pace and we begin losing interest until the next action sequence occurs. Yes, it truly are the action sequences that are the highlights of the movie and make this movie a watchable one.

The visual style of the movie is also what makes this movie above average. The cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann gives the movie a cool action movie feeling. Dietrich Lohmann unfortunately died not much later during or shortly after completing the movie "Deep Impact".

The music by Hans Zimmer is most excellent. Zimmer and co really set up some new standards for action movie soundtracks in the nineties.

Standard action movie but well executed!

7/10

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