2.4/10
654
30 user 8 critic

The Alternate (2000)

R | | Action, Drama | 16 May 2000 (USA)
Trailer
1:24 | Trailer
The President of the United States, in the midst of negative puplic opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. Initially, we discover that the kidnapping was planned by his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Quicksand (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brooke Theiss, Douglas Weston
Criss Cross (2001)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When maverick private eye Nick Slaughter is hired by the seductive and mysterious Liora Burke to investigate a dubious life insurance claim, almost everyone involved tells him it's nothing ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ari Sorko-Ram
Motel Blue (1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Kyle Rivers has joined the Dpt of Defense as an investigator. Her first assignment is to do a background check on Lana Hawking, scientist for a top secret clearance.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Sean Young, Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Stewart
Cyborg Cop II (1994)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A fancy, loner cop loses his partner to a crazed terrorist during a hostage rescue. He settles for the terrorist going to Death Row in jail. What Jack doesn't know is that the terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: David Bradley, Morgan Hunter, Jill Pierce
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Nick Cassavetes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris
Riverbend (1989)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A black major (Steve James) and his men are on the run from a rigged court martial and hide out in a small Georgia town where a cruel white sheriff is terrorizing the black population. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Steve James, Margaret Avery, Tony Frank
Hitman's Run (1999)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A former mob hitman, now in witness protection, is forced to come out of retirement when his family is threatened by his cohorts. He teams up with a skateboarding kid, who has a computer ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Eric Roberts, Esteban Powell, C. Thomas Howell
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Jason and Alexandra 'Alex', a close couple, lose their sail yacht in a storm and are grateful to get picked up by Captain Jim Bigelow's commercial carrier. Suspicious about the rough ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Stephanie Niznik, Greg Cromer, Daniel Quinn
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, Valarie Trapp
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth
Supreme Sanction (TV Movie 1999)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An assassin for the U.S. government becomes the next target of her employers when she spares the life of a nationally known TV reporter.

Director: John Terlesky
Stars: Michael Madsen, Kristy Swanson, David Dukes
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Jack Sweeny is a young man just trying to get a job. Turned down at another bank due to his criminal record he meets a girl, Rebecca, but also witnesses a 3 way shootout between 2 groups of... See full summary »

Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: James Marshall, Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bryan Genesse ...
The Leader
...
Agent Williams
...
...
President Fallbrook
...
Mary
...
Agent Harris
...
Chief of Staff Donaldson
...
Mrs. Fallbrook
...
Swat Leader
...
Reporter
...
Fake President
...
Loud Texan
...
Bullet Proof Glass Technician
...
Secret Service Agent
Edit

Storyline

The President of the United States, in the midst of negative puplic opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. Initially, we discover that the kidnapping was planned by his chief of staff to boost his poll ratings as the reelection is one week away. However, one of the kidnappers decides the opportunity for gain is too strong and turns it into a real kidnapping. What he didn't expect is another member of his group to foil his plan. Written by FrankyD

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agent of Death  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The same shot of the same police car exploding is used twice to represent two different cars being destroyed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Alternate (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad, but written with no personality.
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

If you watch a lot of Direct-To-Video flicks, The Company called Nu-Image pops up a lot. They make on-the-cheap knockoffs of "Die Hard" and monster flicks like "Octopus 2: River Of Fear" (A real title).

"The Alternate" is no exception. For the millionth time, John McClane...I mean "The Replacement" (Roberts) has to foil a plot to stop terrorists from killing the Prez. Michael Madsen plays the Reginald VelJohnson part as the agent on the ground. All he does is bark orders and waits to tuck into the craft service table. Bryan Genesse plays the terrorist leader. He's okay. Eric Roberts is his usual self as the hero. The action scenes are ripped off from "Die Hard" wholesale. The scene with Eric hanging on to a building, and the climax. I'm surprised there wasn't any stock footage. Ice-T pops up to make a cameo. He reads his lines off the cue card like the pro he is.

Sam Firstenberg is also the director of the Michael Dudikoff classic "American Ninja". How far the mighty have fallen...

Overall, "The Alternate" isn't bad, It was just written with no personality.

For more insanity, please visit: comeuppancereviews.com


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a great movie vunknown12
The replacement stephmuffin-2
I've Seen Worse philipbirtwistle-1
Discuss The Alternate (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?