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Suddenly (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 17 September 2013 (USA)
Four assassins pose as Secret Service agents to assassinate the President of the United States.

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Wheeler
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Conklin
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Four rogue Secret Service agents, led by one named Baron, commandeer the house of war-widow Ellen. Her home is a prime sniper position for their plan to assassinate the President on his visit to the small town of Suddenly. The men fool the local cops except for one, Todd. A washed-up former war hero and deputy who is now the town drunk, Todd served with Ellen's deceased husband and has developed romantic feelings for her over the years. But she rebuffs his advances. Todd visits the house and is immediately suspicious of Baron, but no one will listen to the ravings of a drunk. Once Todd realizes what is going on, he manages to kill one of Baron's crew, but is captured. Now he and Ellen must find a way to stop Baron and his men before they kill the President. Written by Bill Walkling

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To serve and protect . . . at all costs. See more »

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Loose remake of the 1954 film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra. See more »

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(at around 35 mins) When the grandfather is supposedly dead on the basement floor, and the mother calls over her son, grandpa takes a few deep breaths. See more »

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Wheeler: They gave us one of those when they sent my brother's body back. My mother threw it away.
Barren: That's the problem, it doesn't mean the same thing any more. The great men and women of this country used to sacrifice their lives for this flag, no questions asked. No questions asked. If we're prepared to do anything we can to achieve our goals, then the American People can stand tall and proud once more. And America can regain its rightful place as the greatest country on earth.
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14 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the situation. A small town, frustrated ex-military cop. But then the movie goes downhill pretty quickly. Story does not move at all. The end seems to be rushed. Climax is really tepid. Predictable and flat dialogs, the characters, especially the villains are not described in enough details. It feels like the director gave up halfway through the movie.

I loved the situation, a small, sleepy, snowy town. But the rest was totally so-so. The story had a great potential. It is sad to see it being wasted like this. The 1954 original was much better.

The actors also did not do justice. Liotta was just OK not very convincing. Erin Karpluk was good. Pidge and his grandpa were better. The rest of the actors were bad.


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