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Murder at 1600 (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

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:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,962,268, 20 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,826,788, 6 July 1997
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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end movie, Nina, whom has brown hair, is seen wearing a green tanktop. A nod to Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game) which was released a year before the film. The games protagonist Lara Croft has brown hair and wears a green tanktop and uses a gun. See more »

Goofs

Snipes character claims that the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) is evicting him from his home. The film, which was made in 1997, takes place two years after the ICC was abolished in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Detective Harlan Regis: I think the president's gonna become an international suspect.
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Not Bad for a Friday Night at Home

With improbability firmly anchored to impossibility, Honest Dedicated Cop meets Wacko National Security Flacks in "Murder at 1600". The viewer's time passes agreeably. No stress, no strain.

A young woman is found brutally slain in the White House. What else is new? There's no depth to this film, just some fast action and quick takes of D.C. scenery.

Wesley Snipes is a detective with steely resolve and an attitude. Diane Lane is a Secret Service agent, an Olympics gold medalist (not irrelevant to the plot). She's beautiful, very beautiful. They make a great team.

And Alan Alda - he's out of his usual acting persona here. See the film to find out how.

You have to totally suspend disbelief here and accept that not everyone in government is the best and the brightest. But Diane Lane is beautiful, very beautiful.

5/10 (a high rating for this kind of well-crafted but not exactly gripping drama). But Diane Lane is beautiful, very beautiful.


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