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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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Dwight H. Little (as Dwight Little)

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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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He's a D.C. cop on the outside. She's a Secret Service agent on the inside. Tracking a White House homicide to the First Family's front door. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Unused music score composed by Basil Poledouris. His name, however, appears on the trailer as being the music composer. See more »

Goofs

Halfway through the investigation, we are told that the murder victim's date book has a forged entry about meeting with a "tell-all" publisher. A police detective would have verified the appointment with the publisher and its topic long before the forgery was revealed, saving days' time in the investigation. See more »

Quotes

Nina Chance: You waltz in here expecting me to violate every oath I've ever taken! I - have - a duty - to protect!
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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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Standard fare, but well done.
14 September 2005 | by kmacleanSee all my reviews

Great performances by Ronny Cox and Wesley Snipes. A standard political thriller, made more interesting by Snipes' character's interest in history. He has made huge models of the DC area in his apartment, and uses them to solve a murder case that threatens to bring down the president. The gorgeous Diane Lane gives a creditable performance as a secret service agent. I liked the fact that the two main characters never have sex. Their relationship suggests it, and I kept waiting for the usual (and boring) bedroom scene. Sex is often used as a gimmick to hold interest in a boring plot and uninteresting characters. You either like the plot and this movie for what it is, or you don't.


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