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
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A separate reviewer of this film said it had parallels with real life events in iraq and Korea. That is simply absurd, sure it is about going to war with iraq but that is where the similarities end. The script for this film is completely unbelievable, the fact that the president would announce on TV that he is going to drop a nuclear bomb (at the start of the film) on iraq after just 5 mins of hearing they have invaded kuwait is ridiculous. I could go on and on about this film, the casting of the president, his personal advisers etc are simply all wrong and do nothing to credit this movie with any legitimacy. If we are to believe that the kind of discussions held in this film go on in the white house in real life, god help us all. Worst Political Dramatisization I have seen in a long time
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