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Murder at 1600 (1997)

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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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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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Trivia

The film was made and released in 1997 which was during the presidency of Democrat American President Bill Clinton which ran between 1992 (election) / 1993 (inauguration) and 2000 (election) / 2001 (end of office). See more »

Goofs

At approximately 1 hour, when Regis and Nina are escaping the hotel room, they leave through the back door of the room and Regis slams the door completely shut behind him. There is a jump cut to the front door as the Secret Service agents enter. When the scene jumps to the back door again, the door is slightly cracked open and you can see a shadow moving on the other side of the door. See more »

Quotes

Detective Steve Stengel: Regis, what are you gonna do? Put the President in a line-up?
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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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Adequate thriller
16 September 2007 | by xredgarnetxSee 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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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:

$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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