A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis (Wesley Snipes) investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance (Diane Lane). She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.

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Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Detective Regis
Diane Lane ... Nina Chance
Daniel Benzali ... Spikings
Dennis Miller ... Detective Stengel
Alan Alda ... Jordan
Ronny Cox ... President Jack Neil
Diane Baker ... Kitty Neil
Tate Donovan ... Kyle Neil
Harris Yulin ... General Clark Tully
Tom Wright ... Cooper
Nicholas Pryor ... Paul Moran
Charles Rocket ... Jeffrey
Nigel Bennett ... Burton Cash
Tamara Gorski ... Young Woman In Bar
Douglas O'Keeffe ... Assassin - John Kerry
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Storyline

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the Secret Service. After suspecting a cover-up, Regis convinces Secret Service Agent Nina Chance to assist in uncovering the truth. The President's son Kyle Neil is a prime suspect, as he was having sex with Carla within an hour of her murder. While the investigation ensues, the President, Jack Neil, is holding meetings with top military personnel regarding North Korea's holding 23 U.S. military personnel hostage. Regis confronts top Secret Service Agent Spikings at his home shortly after Spikings returns with evidence leading to the murder. The home is attacked and Spikings is killed, but Regis makes it out alive with Agent Chance's assistance, and with the evidence tape. White House adviser Jordan presents false evidence to the President that his son killed Carla and forces the President to say he will ... Written by kewlvideo

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Love scenes between Wesley Snipes and Diane Lane were some of the scenes which were cut from the film, apparently because it was felt that their characters interracial romance didn't work. See more »

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At the cocktail party when Chance is talking to Regis, her very obvious earpiece with cord disappears in the following scene when she is talking to Spikings. See more »

Quotes

President Neil: Detective, how can I ever repay you?
Detective Regis: Don't bother. I was just doin' my job. Well, there is one thing.
President Neil: Yes, Detective?
Detective Regis: Have you ever heard of the Interstate Commerce Commission?
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was uncut and rated 15. However, video and DVD releases were cut by 4 seconds to remove the neck-break in the kitchen fight scene. See more »

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You were born to become a chalk outline.
4 February 2012 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

I like Wesley Snipes in just about everything he has been in. I am not talking Academy Award stuff here, but just enjoyable action fare that will pass the time without making you groan.

New Jack City, Passenger 57, Rising Sun, Demolition Man, Blade I, II, III, U.S. Marshalls, and this one all provide action and entertainment. That's what we watch movies for, isn't it? The story about a conspiracy to get rid of a President (Ronnie Cox) who is not a right-wing nut job like Alan Alda is interesting, and there are interesting characters along the way like Diane Lane (Unfaithful, The Perfect Storm), Daniel Benzali ("Murder One"), and Dennis Miller (Bordello of Blood).

You won't go wrong here as Snipes shows the best character yet.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,962,268, 20 April 1997

Gross USA:

$25,804,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,804,707
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1.85 : 1
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