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Deterrence (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  10 March 2000 (USA)
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The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

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

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

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$144,583 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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Originally developed as a made-for-TV movie to air on Showtime. See more »

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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 »

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President Walter Emerson: President Roosevelt said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." By god it's true.
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WOW...talk about hitting close to home!
14 April 2003 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

I had seen the trailer for this movie a couple of months back, before the events of the last month, and I knew then that I wanted to see the movie. This weekend, I watched it and was shocked at how amazing it was.

Almost paralleling the events of the past couple of months, in the film, the current President (Pollock) must deal with rising problems with North Korea, and the sudden invasion of Kuwait by Saddam's son, who is the current military leader of Iraq. Finding his hands tied, the President issues a warning to the Iraqi leader: leave Kuwait and power down your weapons of mass destruction, within two hours, or else you and your city will be hit with a nuclear bomb.

After this threat, the film does into high pressure tension mode. Will the President keep his promise? Is he bluffing? And what is going to happen if he does use a nuclear bomb against his enemies?

Trust me, this is a film that will NOT disappoint.


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