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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Rod Lurie (written by)
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Release Date:
10 March 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Every President has a defining moment. Walter Emerson is about to have his.
Plot:
The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Interview: Rod Lurie on Remaking Straw Dogs
 (From Comingsoon.net. 15 September 2011)

Nothing But The Truth
 (From The AV Club. 17 December 2008, 9:58 AM, PST)

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A pleasant surprise at first; a Biblical prophecy last See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Pollak ... President Walter Emerson

Timothy Hutton ... Marshall Thompson

Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Gayle Redford

Clotilde Courau ... Katie
Badja Djola ... Harvey

Sean Astin ... Ralph
Mark Thompson ... Gerald Irvin

Michael Mantell ... Taylor Woods

Kathryn Morris ... Lizzie Woods

Ryan Cutrona ... Agent Dexter
Joe McCrackin ... Agent Williams
Scoot Powell ... Noah

J. Scott Shonka ... Captain Coddington

Jim Curley ... Admiral Miller (as James Curly)
Rigg Kennedy ... Howard

James Handy ... Lancaster / President Buchanan

Graham Galloway ... George Carvelli / Jeter

John Cirigliano ... Martin Keller
Amit Mehta ... Abu Hussein
Steve Loglisci ... Nick Macario

Kristen Shaw ... Alexandra

Robert Harvey ... Agent Hunter

June Lockhart ... Secretary of State Clift

Sayed Badreya ... Omari
Roger Steffens ... Daniel Golan

Leslie Zemeckis ... Sylvia Charles (as Leslie Harter)

Rod Lurie ... John Desimio

Marc Frydman ... Gestaing

Edward James Gage ... Riley (as E.J. Gage)
Jack Angel ... Secretary of Defense
Rosemary Lord ... Female Translator
Buckley Norris ... Isaacson

Fred Ornstein ... Rubenstein
James Spies ... Mark Stone
Uzi Gal ... Iraqi Ambassador

Directed by
Rod Lurie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rod Lurie (written by)

Produced by
Paula M. Bass .... line producer (as Paula Hammerel)
Marc Frydman .... producer
Maurice Leblond .... executive producer
Steve Loglisci .... executive producer
James Spies .... producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Perl 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Roberts 
 
Production Design by
Whitney Brooke Wheeler  (as W. Brooke Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Laurie Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Matthew Jacobsen  (as Matt Jacobsen)
 
Makeup Department
Diana Acrey .... hair department head (as Diana Acrey-Doyle)
Felicia Linsky .... key makeup artist
Janet Moore .... key hair stylist
Kate Shorter .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stacey Kosier Box .... production manager (as Stacey Kosier)
Reinhard Schreiner .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Berry .... first assistant director
Mark Demarais .... second second assistant director
Paul Domick .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike R. Berman .... leadman (as Mike Berman)
Bill Cancienne .... set dresser
Lesley Guynes .... on-set dresser (as Lesley Levenburg)
Lisa Kramer .... prop assistant
David E. Leicester .... construction coordinator (as David Leicester)
Dutch Merrick .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dario Biscaldi .... foley artist
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor
Mark Hollingsworth .... sound editor
Peter V. Meiselmann .... production sound mixer
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Hunter Moore .... additional boom operator
Sterling Moore .... boom operator
Nick Neutra .... adr mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Perry Robertson .... sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Zinda .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Trent Anderson .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Joe Broderick .... steadicam operator
Peter Chrimes .... key grip
Vidal Cohen .... best boy grip
Tim Collins .... dolly grip (as Timothy Collins)
Anthony Donati .... lamp operator
Camille Freer .... second assistant camera
David Gottlieb .... lamp operator (as Dave Gottlieb)
Douglas S. Johnson .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Doug Johnson)
Douglas S. Kennedy .... best boy electric (as Doug Kennedy)
Gino Mifsud .... still photographer
Michael G. Riba .... first assistant camera (as Mike Riba)
Dan Robinson .... grip
Chis Rountree .... grip (as Chris Roundtree)
Roger Sassen .... gaffer
Joann Sweiven .... grip (as JoJo Swieven)
Larry Markart .... video playback (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Gmuer .... costume supervisor
Karen Vanderhorst .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David C. Whitten .... color timer
 
Music Department
Larry Groupé .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Curt Larson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Veronique Bouedo .... intern
Paul Cafferty .... production accountant
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Amit Mehta .... assistant: Mr. Lurie
Rick Osako .... assistant accountant
P.J. Sodaski .... production coordinator
 

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104 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The combination to unlock the nuclear suitcase is 08061945 (August 6, 1945), which is the date the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:President Roosevelt said "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." By god it's true.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant surprise at first; a Biblical prophecy last, 22 September 2001
Author: madskirt from Atlanta, GA, USA

Got lucky and caught this little gem on cable without promo, hoopla or expectations. Had a little trouble seeing Kevin Pollak as the 'prez' until the story unfolded. On the surface it's a might makes right battle of good over evil ala Sid and Marty Kroft. (Hand puppets.) Then I settled in for the real story. Pollack is a weak, never-elected, mid-term veep come reticent-president called to task. The handlers try to handle, the president tries to preside and for a bit we believe he is without wits. We learn about our nation's security, the definition of security, and we are reassured while we recoil in horror. Only later do we get the second coming in Pollack and the necessity of his ultimate action. Only more relevant on the heels of the events of 9/11.

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