MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,877 this week

Deterrence (1999)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  10 March 2000 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 2,130 users   Metascore: 50/100
Reviews: 79 user | 30 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

Nothing But The Truth
| avclub.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 28 Sep 2010
 
a list of 27 titles
created 05 Apr 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 09 Mar 2012
 
a list of 2532 titles
created 31 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Deterrence" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Deterrence (1999)

Deterrence (1999) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Deterrence.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Professor Isaac Balter, en route to his wedding, stops over in San Francisco for one night and falls in love with another beautiful woman, Aurora. In his twenty-four hour wild ride, he ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Jacobs
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Udo Kier
The Contender (2000)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sexy secrets from a womans past come to light as she runs for Vice President.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Joan Allen, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges
Icebreaker (2000)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.

Director: David Giancola
Stars: Sean Astin, Bruce Campbell, Stacy Keach
Kimberly (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four young men fall in love with the same woman and struggle to keep their pact with each other not to woo her.

Director: Frederic Golchan
Stars: Veronica Alicino, Gabrielle Anwar, Willow Anwar
The Low Life (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

Director: George Hickenlooper
Stars: Rory Cochrane, Sean Astin, Kyra Sedgwick
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to... See full summary »

Director: Florrie Laurence
Stars: Dedee Pfeiffer, Laura Leighton, Teri Garr
Boy Meets Girl II (1998)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Stars: Sean Astin, Emily Hampshire, Kevin McDonald
I'm Paige Wilson (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young woman makes her way in Washington D.C.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Reggie Austin, Neal Bledsoe, Douglass Bowen Flynn
Road Warriors (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Andy Cadiff
Stars: Sean Astin, Elaine Hendrix, George Wyner
Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Looking Glass was the Strategic Air Command Airborne Command Post in the air 24/7 for over 40 years. It was aloft as a back up to the HQ SAC Command Post at Offutt AFB should it be rendered... See full summary »

Director: Fred Barzyk
Stars: Scott Glenn, Michael Murphy, Helen Shaver
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A radio station invites one of the original reporters from the Watergate scandal to a call-in show. During the program a listener phones in and threatens to kill his hostages if the real identity of Deep throat isn't revealed.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Mike Binder, Rigg Kennedy, Scoot Powell
Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. The cost? The sacrifice of everything great about humankind. The question: is peace worth the price?

Director: Bruce Pittman
Stars: Sean Astin, Miranda de Pencier, Eugene Levy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
President Walter Emerson
...
Marshall Thompson
...
Gayle Redford
...
Katie
Badja Djola ...
Harvey
...
Ralph
Mark Thompson ...
Gerald Irvin
...
Taylor Woods
...
Lizzie Woods
...
Agent Dexter
Joe McCrackin ...
Agent Williams
Scoot Powell ...
Noah
...
Captain Coddington
...
Admiral Miller (as James Curly)
Rigg Kennedy ...
Howard
Edit

Storyline

After the death of the President, his successor is on the campaign trail to be re-elected. On a stop in Colorado, he is suddenly snowed in and he and his entourage are forced to take shelter in a small diner. Of course, the group completely take over from the diner's owner and his French-Canadian waitress. Also in the diner is a local redneck and a married couple. Suddenly, the movie moves into a suspense film as the President learns that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and slaughtered hundreds of American soldiers. Setting up temporary communications, the President announces that he will launch a nuclear attack on Iraq immediately if the country does not withdraw. Iraq reacts that they have 23 nuclear missiles trained on the US that they are ready to launch. Tensions mount with the involved civilians offering a different viewpoint to the President from the normal opinions of his advisers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every President has a defining moment. Walter Emerson is about to have his.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Crise dos Mísseis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,318 (USA) (10 March 2000)

Gross:

$144,583 (USA) (19 May 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(FotoKem)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally developed as a made-for-TV movie to air on Showtime. See more »

Goofs

President Emerson speculates whether the retinal scanning device has been updated with his retinal pattern, replacing that of his predecessor. However, in order to do so he would have had to have his retinal pattern recorded, which is an unusual event which most people do not routinely experience, and logically he would be likely to remember whether it had happened or not. See more »

Quotes

President Walter Emerson: I didn't say anything about abort mission, I said hold position. Don't play your fucking game with me admiral!
See more »

Soundtracks

Ghosts
Written by Noah Stone
Performed by Noah Stone
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a great movie, but surprising in February of 2003
8 February 2003 | by (Southampton, NJ) – See all my reviews

This 1999 film features an appointed Vice President who assumes Presidential power upon the death of the President -- ergo, a completely unelected President. Interesting concept but more importantly, the basic plot has this President forced to face a major crisis in Iraq when all of his diplomatic and military power is concentrated on a crisis in Korea. Somebody must be reading this script in Washington right now -- but they switched the locations.

At any rate, all of the ranting negative reviews and the flowery positive reviews I have seen here on IMDB about this film seem to me to miss the point. What happens in the film is of limited note compared to very strange feeling of "deja now" watching this film in February, 2003 while watching its big brother on CNN live. See this film! It's interesting, a bit disturbing, and sightly prescient (only partially I hope).


15 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
100MT Bomb?? xabat77
this is the worst film i have ever seen louisharris12
IT'S A GREAT FILM!!! bigdex101
Did anyone who is commenting actually watch it? scipio13magnus
How stupid can it get? webmaster-682
Antisemitic tendencies. crion-1
Discuss Deterrence (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?