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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:
... Detective Regis
... Nina Chance
... Spikings
... Detective Stengel
... Jordan
... President Jack Neil
... Kitty Neil
... Kyle Neil
... General Clark Tully
... Cooper
... Paul Moran
... Jeffrey
... Burton Cash
... Young Woman In Bar
... Assassin - John Kerry
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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 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 »


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

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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue  »

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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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Trivia

Actor Alan Alda, who plays National Security Adviser Alvin Jordan, went on to play Senator Arnold Vinick in the White House television drama series The West Wing (1999) and previously had starred as fictional Democrat Senator Joseph Tynan in The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979). Alda also wrote, starred in, and directed Sweet Liberty (1986), which was about the botched making of a movie adaptation of an academic's book about the American Revolution. See more »

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Nina Chance says that once the beams are broken at the White House entrance from the tunnel that the room will fill with agents in 10 seconds. It took at least 10 seconds for the person manning the security desk to give the location of the breach ("tunnels"). It is another 20 seconds before the first agent there even opens the door to "the room" (between the door and the beams). See more »

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Detective Steve Stengel: It's a nasty-ass city, Regis.
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Adequate thriller
16 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

MURDER AT 1600 came near the end of Wesley Snipes' theatrical career, before he went STV, and it is a decent-enough, Canadian-lensed thriller about the discovery of a young woman's brutally murdered body in the White House. Could the president's bully of a son (Tate Donovan) have killed her? Or are there more sinister forces at work here? For better or worse, the identity of the killer is made plain just past the halfway mark. But that doesn't mean you can't go along for the ride as shadowy assassins try to keep Snipes, as a D.C. detective, and Diane Lane, as a sympathetic Secret Service agent, from uncovering the truth. Snipes is in tip top shape here and is surrounded by several great character actors: Ronny Cox as the president, Harris Yulin as a hawkish general and Alan Alda as a presidential adviser. Daniel Benzali, who some of you might remember from a short-lived TV crime show some years ago, is on hand as a senior Secret Service agent and Dennis Miller has a small role as a fellow D.C. detective. While MURDER AT 1600 is not a first-rate action film -- for one thing, it is chock full of tired plot devices -- it is certainly watchable. And it beats anything Snipes has done since going STV.


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