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Warhead (1996)

Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Roper

Writers:

Danny Lerner (story), Jeff Albert (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Zagarino ... Lt. Jack Tannen
Joe Lara ... Gen. Kraft
Elizabeth Giordano Elizabeth Giordano ... Dr. Jessica Evans
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ... Gen. Edwards
Todd Jensen ... Tom Lansdale
Michael McCabe Michael McCabe ... Dr. Evans
Ian Yule ... Colonel #1
Ross Preller Ross Preller ... P.J
Alan T. Marks Alan T. Marks ... Spotter
Jamie Bartlett ... Wilson
Joe Da Silva Joe Da Silva ... Joyce
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Victoria Palmer
Greg Poustie Greg Poustie ... Cpl. Whitey Jackson
Ricardo Coen Ricardo Coen ... Lee
Keith Van Hoven Keith Van Hoven ... Allen
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Terrorists seize an American nuclear missile site and threaten to launch the missiles at Washington unless the President resigns immediately and $1 billion is placed in a Swiss account in 8 hours. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the final fight scene, when Tannen lands after being thrown through the air by Kraft, the landing padding pops into view. See more »

Alternate Versions

All German versions are cut for violence. The TV-Version is the one which contains the most violence. See more »

Connections

Edited into Direct Contact (2009) See more »

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I have enjoyed drooling more.
25 March 2001 | by j0k3rSee all my reviews

This film was absolutely awful. Being a programmer and a computer man, the thing that bothered me the most was the so-called access codes for the ICBM missle launch. I wish it were as easy as 'DESTINATION WASHINGTON' and 'DEACTIVATE WARHEAD'. I also liked how when Jessica (who's hair never was messed up in all the action) was greeted by a giant 'HELLO JESSICA' when she logged in.

Here they all are sitting around the table in the Pentagon listening to the threatening messages from the terrorists and our hero decides to go in. They have 12 hours to comply. Yet, our hero, manages to assemble a team, equipment, transportation, and make it to the carribean in under 2 hours. I must admit that is quite a remarkable.

The fight scenes were awful. I don't know what kind of martial arts experts they hired to correograph this thing, oh wait, they didn't hire any. The fight scenes were slow and predictable. Half the time the gun shots were a half a second before or after the flare from the gun, as well as the re-coil from the actors.

This movie was terrible. I don't know why any of these people acted in this movie. Having done a bit of acting myself, I don't know how anyone could have read that script and been excited about it. I guess looking at the actors filmographies, we can see why they would have taken it.

I give it a 2 of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alarma de gradul zero See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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