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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about... See full summary »

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Bobby Bishop
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Jacob Conrad
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Amanda Givens
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The Agent
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Vice President Saxon
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Grasso
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Atty. Gen. Toyanbee
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Prof. Yuri Pochenko
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Gen. Blackburn
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Blythe
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Frank Ridell
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The President
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Congressman Page
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Murphy
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Janet
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Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately gets killed by an assassin. Now bad guys are after Bobby as the only man who knows about a plot. Bishop must now not only survive, but to stop the conspirators from achieving their goal. And he doesn't know whom to trust. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of absolute power.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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31 January 1997 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,370,831 (USA) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$2,154,540 (USA) (7 February 1997)
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Charlie Sheen's paypacket was $4 million for the film. See more »

Goofs

The final scene involves Sheen throwing a basketball with great force to a basketball hoop (revealed a little later) that is a considerable distance away. The ball bounces lamely (in slow motion) on the ring/hoop - twice - but it should have bounced off with a force related to the supposed speed of its arrival. See more »

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Bobby Bishop: He who gets the first sound bite wins.
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »

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Exciting, not great
10 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Bobby Bishop's role in the White House was never made clear, but when they needed him, they sent a helicopter, and he arrived in a conference room full of suits still wearing his sweaty Princeton sweatshirt. Once he cleaned up and put on his own suit, Bishop went before the press to clear up a public relations problem--after reminding a certain congressman what could happen if said congressman didn't help.

A secret meeting with Prof. Pochenko promised to reveal something not quite kosher in the White House. But a man with a gun wanted the information to stay secret. So Bishop spent the rest of the movie on the run and trying to uncover secrets with the help of Washington Herald reporter Amanda Givens. Meanwhile, someone was capable of monitoring pretty much every phone call that took place in the movie.

I like Charlie Sheen better as a womanizing jerk, but he was just fine here. Both Sheen characters know how to scheme and lie and otherwise be quite charming to get what they want. Donald Sutherland did a credible job as the White House Chief of Staff who didn't have faith in the President's ability. And Sam Waterston didn't exactly inspire confidence as the President. Linda Hamilton was good as Amanda.

This wasn't a great action thriller, but it was good nevertheless. Too violent for my taste (and there was a stern warning on the TV station I watched, even after the movie was cleaned up for TV), but I enjoyed the chases and the occasional comedy.


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