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T.L. Lankford (written by)
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Plot:
Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Underrated action movie See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Roy Scheider ... President Jack Cahill

Patrick Muldoon ... Special Agent Michael Connelly

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Vice President Gloria Valdez

Michael Biehn ... Craig Thornton

Ric Young ... Ken Fung

Sung Hi Lee ... Iris

William R. Moses ... Agent Gary Phillips

Tom Wright ... Agent Burke
Philip Tan ... Wu

Michael Mantell ... David Lehmann

Byron Field ... Lt. Southern

John Putch ... Agent Joe Lambert

Pat Skipper ... Agent Ellroy
Francis Maikai ... Ting
Herb Mitchell ... Admiral Harrington

Michael Yama ... Chairman Tzu

Susan Blakely ... Meg Danforth

John Capodice ... Cameron Ellis

Kim Roberts ... Stephanie Ellis
Joey Piziali ... Technician
Jason Lasater ... Young Journalist

Richard Yniguez ... Michael Valdez (as Richard Yñiquez)
Gianna Lamonica ... Flight Attendant (as Gianna LaMonica)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Beck ... General Peterson (uncredited)

Jayne Brook ... Connelly's Ex-Wife (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Terlesky 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
T.L. Lankford  written by

Produced by
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg .... producer
J.P. Pettinato .... producer (as John Paul Pettinato)
Hans Ritter .... co-producer (as Hans C. Ritter)
 
Original Music by
Joseph Williams  (as Joseph Stanley Williams)
 
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Duncan 
 
Casting by
Phaedra Harris 
 
Production Design by
Gilbert Alan 
 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Knepshield 
 
Set Decoration by
Heather Foley 
 
Costume Design by
Tricia Gray 
 
Makeup Department
Pharel Baker .... key hair stylist
Leah Rial .... key makeup artist
Leah Rial .... makeup department head (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lisa A. Campbell .... production supervisor
Lauren Hertzberg .... post-production supervisor
J.P. Pettinato .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark 'Quin' Cabalquinto .... second assistant director
Emma Humphrey .... first assistant director
Tricia Liebegott .... second second assistant director
Steve Mitchell .... second unit director
Roy Unger .... second unit director
Craig Borden .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sandy Adams .... on-set dresser
Gregory R. Campbell .... property maker
Vern Crofoot .... assistant property master (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Chris Dechert .... assistant property master (as Chris 'Twister Boy' Dechert)
Jacob O. François .... carpenter (as Jacob O. Francois)
Patrick Hogan .... lead man (as Patrick C. Hogan)
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Tom Probst .... art production assistant
Rob Richards .... construction coordinator
Gabe Schiller .... swing
Anthony Serraino .... carpenter
Anthony Serraino .... set builder
Rich M. Trammel .... carpenter
Brian Kline .... lead man (uncredited)
Charles Lewis .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Tom Probst .... swing (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist (as Les Bloom)
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer
Glenn Gaines .... sound mixer
Mike Gaines .... boom operator (as Michael Gaines)
Kevin Hamilton .... adr editor
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Jan Kikumoto .... sound supervisor
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor
Kitty Malone .... foley artist
Bennie McRae .... boom operator
Joel E. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer (as Joel Emerson Smith)
Dennis Michael Tenney .... sound re-recording mixer (as David M. Tenney)
Scott C. Kolden .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Hickerson .... pyrotechnician
Brian Robbins .... special effects foreman
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Derek Crimmel .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Dawson .... visual effects director of photography
Jim Fields .... visual effects grip
Jim Fields .... visual effects lighting
Kelly Granite .... visual effects producer
Cynthia Halliburton .... visual effects coordinator
Adam Howard .... visual effects supervisor
Clark James .... model builder
Brian Maris .... video assist technician
Demetrius Maroasis .... visual effects electrician
Gerald McClung .... model builder
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects electrician (as Denny McHugh)
Wendie Newcomb .... digital girl friday: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Michele R. Pruden .... title and camera supervisor: Stewart Motion Picture Services
A.J. Raitano .... visual effects first assistant camera
Eddie Roach .... visual effects grip
Eddie Roach .... visual effects lighting
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Mary Selakovich .... visual effects production assistant
Peter Sereno .... visual effects production assistant
George Stevens .... model supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical design: Stewart Motion Picture Services
 
Stunts
Ted Barba .... stunts
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Darryl Chan .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Gordon Hansen .... stunts
Steven Ho .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Will Leong .... stunts
Michiko Nishiwaki .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (as Michael Sarna)
Paul E. Short .... stunts (as Paul Short)
Billy Wong .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
Marcus Young .... stunts
Ron Yuan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mira Ainbinder .... film loader
Steve Altman .... grip and lighting equipment: Leonetti
Star Barry .... electrician (as Star 'Yeah Baby' Barry)
Glen Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Glen A. Brown)
John A. Burke .... first assistant camera
Steve Clancy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Stephen Clancy)
Rick Davidson .... Steadicam operator
Adam Dodds .... electrician (as Adam J. Dodds)
Franc Gabusi .... grip (as Frank 'The Heartless' Gabusi)
Brian Gibson .... second assistant camera
Charles Lenz .... best boy grip (as Charlie 'Chaz' Lenz)
Victor Major .... best boy electric (as Victor G. Major)
Michael O'Connor .... still photographer
Ralph Pichler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Scott Alan Reiniger .... dolly grip (as Scott Reiniger)
Ron Sands .... grip
Alec Shepherd .... key grip
Tony Tucker .... gaffer
Roy Unger .... director of photography: second unit
Ned Kendall .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Christopher M. Morlock .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting
Erma Vallare .... casting assistant
Dixie Webster .... extras casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Roceania Williams .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cassandra Conners .... wardrobe supervisor
Elizabeth Wheat .... costumer
Mila Hermanovski .... costumer (uncredited)
Lorraine Alexis Mahru Toomey .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joan C. Morisaki .... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter
 
Transportation Department
Baz .... driver
William Coleman .... driver
Joseph Consentino .... transportation captain
Pat Cosentino .... driver
Sherri Cosentino .... driver
Dash Hart .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Kirk Huston .... driver
Steve Larson .... transportation dispatcher
Bill Needham .... driver
John Pellegrino .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver
 
Other crew
Scott J. Bergin .... set production assistant
Vern Crofoot .... master armorer (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Brenda Doby .... vice president: The Lewis Horwitz Organization (as Brenda Z. Doby)
Nancy Duff .... assistant: Ms. Hansen
Andrew Garcia-Price .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Gregoropoulos .... legal services
Gabriel Hernandez .... chef
Rosa Hernandez .... post-production accountant
Brad Hill .... location manager
W.B. Hill .... location manager
Janet Housden .... legal clearance
Marcy A. Igersheim .... craft service
Roy G. Irwin .... set medic
Billy Kane .... car carrier
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Tricia Liebegott .... set production assistant
Glen Rairden .... office production assistant
Joel Rivas .... chef's helper
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Desiree Varni .... production accountant (as Desiree Killian)
Catherine H. Vlasuk .... production coordinator
 

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
Germany:96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The shots of the ocean liner blowing up are stock footage from Deep Rising (1998).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The distance traveled by the American and Chinese ICBM's in the final attack changes between shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Deep Rising (1998)See more »

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Underrated action movie, 31 May 2013
Author: David Love from United Kingdom

Michael Connelly (Patrick Muldoon) is a secret service agent assigned to protect president Jack Cahill (Roy Scheider) during a flight on which there is an assassination attempt. The would-be assassin is foiled but an innocent crew member is killed. Connelly has had enough of this work and is moved to 'football duty,' carrying the the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40 feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase and others protecting it - not the president himself.

The Chinese are stirring up problems, and Cahill has a meeting with a Taiwanese businessman to ask him to act as a go-between. While the meeting is underway, Connelly's team is systematically attacked and taken out. Both the Cahill and the briefcase are now in the hands of rebel forces who intend to unleash US nuclear weapons on Beijing unless they can get favourable terms for Taiwan. Only Connelly remains at large...

The ratings of this film are quite low but this is not any more implausible, or more poorly acted, than a host of other action movies with bigger stars and higher budgets. Actually I think the leads perform well. The lighting is poor but other aspects of filming are perfectly acceptable though the use of slo-mo was a bit random. Underrated action movie.

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