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Deterrence -- 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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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 »
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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)

User Reviews:
A legal and political reality TODAY! 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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Trivia:
Originally developed as a made-for-TV movie to air on Showtime.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Katie comes out from behind the counter carrying a supposedly hot coffee pot, intending to "warm up" the coffee of the people around the counter. Unfortunately, she carries the coffee pot by both the handle and with her right hand on the glass bottom and side.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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GhostsSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A legal and political reality TODAY!, 19 October 2002
Author: lawlibrarian from Kansas City

Director & writer Lurie, a West Point grad (Ring Knockers, where are YOUR reviews?) hits the legalities of an un-elected successor president (Gerald Ford would serve as the precedent) facing a military crisis leading to his making a decision regarding waging war or committing an act of deterrence.

The power of the executive branch is 100% on (as political junkie Lurie's education shows us the mechanisms of political power during a military crisis). The military component is also 100% on point.

Mr. Lurie's first film is written for a small budget and could have been a two-act play--but the financial limits aside this is one fine film. It is prescient as we face war with Iraq once again. Mr. Lurie is a writer/director I'm going to follow. His second film, The Contender, is as powerful a political drama as any top film could hope to be. Imagine the sexual politics of a Clinton applied to Margaret Chase Smith.

Ignore the reviews: watch this film and make up your own mind.

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