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A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

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Luther Whitney
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President Richmond
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Seth Frank
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Kate Whitney
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Bill Burton
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Tim Collin
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Gloria Russell
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Walter Sullivan
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Christy Sullivan
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Sandy Lord (as Ken Welsh)
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Laura Simon (as Penny Johnson)
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Michael McCarty
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Red Brandsford
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Valerie
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Art Student
Yau-Gene Chan ...
Waiter
George Orrison ...
Airport Bartender
Charles McDaniel ...
Medical Examiner
John Lyle Campbell ...
Repairman
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White House Tour Guide
Eric Dahlquist Jr. ...
Oval Office Agent
Jack Stewart Taylor ...
Watergate Doorman
Joy Ehrlich ...
Reporter
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Cop

Directed by

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Clint Eastwood

Written by

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David Baldacci ... (book)
 
William Goldman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Clint Eastwood ... producer
Michael Maurer ... associate producer
Tom Rooker ... executive producer
Karen S. Spiegel ... producer (as Karen Spiegel)

Music by

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Lennie Niehaus

Cinematography by

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Jack N. Green ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joel Cox

Editorial Department

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Anthony Bozanich ... assistant film editor
Michael Cipriano ... assistant film editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Bob Putynkowski ... color timer
Gary Roach ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Phyllis Huffman

Production Design by

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Henry Bumstead

Art Direction by

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Jack G. Taylor Jr.

Set Decoration by

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Richard C. Goddard ... (as Dick Goddard)
Anne D. McCulley

Makeup Department

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Vivian McAteer ... hair stylist
Tania McComas ... key makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell ... key hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez ... key makeup artist (as F.X. Perez)

Production Management

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Michael Maurer ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Bannerman ... first assistant director
Robert Lorenz ... first assistant director / second assistant director (as R. Lorenz)
Maura McKeown ... second second assistant director: Los Angeles (as Maura T. McKeown)
Tom Rooker ... second assistant director (as T. Rooker)
Alison C. Rosa ... second second assistant director: Baltimore/D.C.
Dodi Lee Rubenstein ... second assistant director (as Dodi L. Rubenstein)
Buddy Van Horn ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Edward Alona ... property master
David F. Bornstein ... construction foreman
Gerrard Coffey ... construction estimator
Chuck Herrmann ... property assistant
Chuck McSorley ... property assistant
John J. Rutchland Jr. ... construction coordinator (as John Rutchland)
Michael Sexton ... assistant property master
Wayne Smith ... stand-by painter
Doug Wilson ... scenic foreman
Gary J. Coelho ... laborer (uncredited)
Christopher L. Conner ... head greensman: second unit (uncredited)
Lisa A. Corbin ... swing gang (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Damon Hight ... propmaker (uncredited)
Ted Lubonovich II ... construction gang boss: Baltimore (uncredited)
Laura M. O'Brien ... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Joseph G. Pacelli Jr. ... set designer (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon ... plasterer (uncredited)
Keith Weaver ... scenic (uncredited)
Paul Williams ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... supervising sound editor
Todd Bassman ... boom operator
Neil Burrow ... foley editor
Steve Cain ... cable person (as Stephen Cain)
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... supervising dialogue editor
Mike Dobie ... dialogue editor
Christopher Flick ... foley supervisor
Jessica Gallavan ... adr supervisor
Andrea Horta ... adr editor
David L. Horton Jr. ... foley editor
David M. Horton ... dialogue editor (as Dave Horton)
Doug Jackson ... sound effects editor
Adam Johnston ... sound effects editor
Constance A. Kazmer ... dialogue editor
C. Darin Knight ... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Gary Krivacek ... sound effects editor
Darrin Martin ... assistant sound editor (as Darren Martin)
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Kim Nolan ... assistant sound editor (as Kim Nolan-Morrell)
Jayme S. Parker ... sound effects editor (as Jaymie Parker)
Magdalena Questa ... Latin American Spanish Dubbing And Mixing Supervising
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Michael Ruiz ... assistant sound editor
Madeleine Swift ... assistant sound editor
Butch Wolf ... foley editor
Eric Gotthelf ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Casey Stone ... additional recording engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jeff Denes ... special effects crew
John Frazier ... special effects consultant
Joe Pancake ... special effects crew
Francis Pennington ... special effects crew
Steve Riley ... special effects coordinator (as Stephen Riley)

Stunts

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Jill Brown ... stunts
Douglas Crosby ... stunts
Brian Davis ... stunts
Jeffrey Eith ... stunts (as Jeff Eith)
Larry Holt ... stunts
Jeff Mosley ... stunts
John Robotham ... stunts
Peter Stader ... stunts
Jim Stephan ... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Keith Tellez ... stunts
Davey Thompson ... stunts (as Dave Thompson)
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Watson-Johnston ... stunts (as J. Hunt-Watson)
Jill Brown ... stunt double (uncredited)
Andrew DePalma ... stunt driver (uncredited)
George Orrison ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Jim Stephan ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Denise Bailie ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Shawn Blakeman ... electrician
Stephen S. Campanelli ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Colin J. Campbell ... chief lighting technician (as Colin Campbell)
Bill Coe ... first assistant camera
Jan Gould ... best boy grip
William J. Gray ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Peter N. Green ... second assistant camera
Ryan Green ... film loader (as Ryan M.L. Green)
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. ... rigging gaffer
Graham Kuhn ... still photographer
Thomas Loizeaux ... additional camera operator: "b" camera, Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Anastas N. Michos ... camera operator: "b" camera, Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Hal Nelson ... crane grip
Clive Richards ... electrician (as H. Clive Richards)
Charles Saldana ... key grip (as Charles Saldaña)
Frank Scheidbach ... assistant lighting technician
Doug Wall ... grip (as Douglas L. Wall)
Charles W. Wayt ... dolly grip (as Chuck Wayt)
Eric Vincent Cruse ... grip (uncredited)
Roger Donegan ... video assist operator (uncredited)
Daniel C. Gold ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Gregory F. Johnson ... grip (uncredited)
Brett Mabry ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Pat Moran ... casting: East Coast day players, Baltimore/Washington D.C.
Claudia Ramsumair ... casting assistant
John Strawbridge ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darryl M. Athons ... set costumer: men (as Darryl Athons)
Deborah Hopper ... costume supervisor
Roussell Johnson ... tailor
Cheryl Scarano ... key costumer (as Cheryl Perkins Scarano)
Peggy A. Schnitzer ... set costumer: women

Location Management

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Jessica Chavez ... assistant location manager
Curtis Collins ... assistant location manager
Antoinette Levine ... key location manager
Kathleen Beall ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Robert C. Decker ... location manager (uncredited)
Caprice Ericson ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Maylon Houston ... transportation captain (as Skook Houston)
Robert Neilson ... transportation coordinator (as Bob Neilson)
Lonnie Craig ... driver (uncredited)
Gary Schamber ... transportation coordinator: D.C. segment (uncredited)
Douglas A. Walk ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jason R. Ballance ... production associate
Marco Barla ... unit publicist
Steve Belin ... production associate
Donya Burroughs ... production associate
Cate Hardman ... script supervisor
Bob Hartman ... production accountant
Peter Hollocker ... production associate (as Peter A. Hollocker)
Girish Johar ... marketing & distribution
Don Kincade ... production associate
Shirley Kirkes ... choreographer
Jeff Kloss ... production auditor (as Jeffrey Kloss)
Suzanne Lore ... production coordinator
Jonise Misiewicz ... assistant production accountant
Danny Morris ... craft service
Russell H. Potter V ... assistant production coordinator
Melissa Rooker ... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Heidi Smith ... assistant production accountant
Robert R. Snow ... technical advisor
Andrew White ... production associate
Martine White ... key second location manager
Roselyn Winward ... assistant production accountant
Lisa Marie Boiko ... stand-in: Laura Linney (uncredited)
Alfred J. Caragay ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Downs ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tony Kerum ... caterer (uncredited)
Bob Supan ... stand-in: Ed Harris, Baltimore location (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Luther Whitney is a master jewel thief. While robbing the safe of a house, he witnesses the murder of a young woman by The Secret Service and the President of the United States. Now he is targeted for death by the young woman's husband, The Secret Service and the President. Written by charmardee-smith

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Taglines Corrupts Absolutely. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les pleins pouvoirs (France)
  • Poder absoluto (Spain)
  • Neogranicena moc (Croatia)
  • Pouvoir d'exécuter (Canada, French title)
  • Apolyti dynami (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $16,770,220, 17 Feb 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia Clint Eastwood's extremely organized methods of directing led to filming being completed over three weeks ahead of schedule and two to four million dollars under budget. See more »
Goofs It is never explained in the film how Richard Jenkins, Walter Sullivan's hired assassin, finds out about the meeting at Café Alonzo. The meeting was only arranged the day before. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Absolute Power/That Darn Cat/Fools Rush In/Johns (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Power Waltz See more »
Quotes Luther Whitney: Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.
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