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The Peacekeeper (1997)

When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

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Frédéric Forestier (as Frederic Forestier)

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Stewart Harding (screenplay) (as James H. Stewart), Robert Geoffrion (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Major Frank Cross
Michael Sarrazin ... Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
Montel Williams ... Lt. Colonel Northrop
Roy Scheider ... President Robert Baker
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Hettinger
Allen Altman ... McGarry
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Decker
Monika Schnarre ... Jane
Tim Post ... Nelson
Carl Alacchi ... Holbrook
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Davis
Roc LaFortune ... Abbott
Goûchy Boy ... Robinson (as Gouchy Boy)
Phil Chiu Phil Chiu ... Kong
Serge Houde ... Secretary of Defense
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Storyline

United States air force Major Frank Cross is in trouble with the "brass" again. This time he's made an unauthorized humanitarian relief flight ... dropping sacks of rice to starving Kurds. To the press, he's a hero. The Pentagon would like to court martial him, but can't because the President wants the highly photogenic media hero by his side--at least until after the next election. So Cross has a new assignment. He's to carry the "black bag"-- the President's high-tech briefcase containing the "go codes" and communications computer for launching America's nuclear ICBM arsenal in case of national emergency. It should be a piece of cake, but... On his first day on the job, a team of mercenaries steal the briefcase and drop Cross off a tenth floor balcony. Miraculously, he not only survives, but pursues the terrorists in a hijacked taxi. The ensuing car chase careens through the alleyways and streets of Chicago, up the ramps of a parking garage and then, unexpectedly, continues over the... Written by anonymous

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Mass destruction just met its match.

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellbent See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Studio Nu Image / Millennium Films re-used stock footage from this film (notably the car chase on the rooftops) into several subsequent films of their library. See more »

Quotes

Major Frank Cross: [terrorists are aiming their weapon at the taxi he is driving] Could someone bring me my gun?
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Referenced in Soirée spéciale Dolph Lundgren: Le Doc (2000) See more »

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It's a B movie- *yawn*
22 January 1999 | by Scott-8See all my reviews

I don't know who I felt sorry for more in this movie, Roy Scheider or Dolph Lundgren. Roy Scheider was a one time big box office star who's now appearing in low budget action films. Dolph Lundgren aspired to rise above B action movies and I heard he even quit movies a few years ago out of disgust, only to return to yet another low budget role.

Roy plays the president, and speaks in a delicate southern accent that seems completely out of character for him. Dolph plays the hero (natch) but he's showing his age and looks really silly when he runs.

The movie? Mix together the last several straight to video action dramas you've seen. Everything from the camera angle to the canned music soundtrack seems like stuff you've seen dozens of times. I'm beginning to wonder if movies like this don't all come from a parallel universe where things happen the way they do on screen, they all seem like they have interchangeable parts and were made by the same person.


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