A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
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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
The film's source novelist Margaret Truman also wrote a number of non-fiction and books about American politics and the White House. They were: Souvenir, Margaret Truman's Own Story; White House Pets; Harry S. Truman (about her father); Women of Courage; Letters From Father: The Truman Family's Personal Correspondence; Bess W. Truman; Where The Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman; First Ladies; The President's House: 1800 to the Present; and The Life of a White House Girl. See more »
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 »
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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 »
At first, it appears as though it will be your typical, by-the-numbers political thriller. Then, as the movie progresses, it gets better and better, thanks to a fast pace and lots of exciting action scenes.
'Murder at 1600' focuses on the discover of a brutally-murdered intern in the White House. Two detectives (Wesley Snipes and Dennis Miller) are assigned to the case, with White House security personnel limiting the detectives with classified information which may be useful to the case. Lucky for them, a dedicated Secret Service Agent (Diane Lane) reluctantly helps.
Although it gets predictable at times (especially at the end), it's still a fun little thriller. It really gives you a deep feeling of paranoia as well!
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